Monday, February 04, 2013
I decided to reset my program. I need a fresh start. I did not set my weight goal but let SparkPeople do it. They gave me an initial goal of losing 50 lbs which seems a lot more doable than tackling the whole 125 lbs. I have decided to eat basically a Paleo diet. I tried it last summer and the swelling in my legs went down drastically. I've done a lot of reading on adding lots more fruits and veggies to one's diet and I even bought a NutriBullet to help with that. I believe that my polymyalgia and arthritis will respond favorably to this change and I'm hoping that my other health problems will resolve as well, especially the lymphedema.
The biggest challenge I have is starting exercise. I can only do chair exercises and I can only do a few minutes to start....it seems so insignificant but I realize that I have to start somewhere. I will begin on Wednesday. It will only be a few minutes but at least I will have done it.
I don't know why I have such a problem with emotional eating. I eat mostly out of boredom. I just can't seem to motivate to get up and do anything. Maybe the exercise will help that. I have to take some postive steps to overcome this....maybe just small steps at first. I have trouble motivating to do almost anything.....showering, brushing my teeth, exercising, housework. The most basic self care is daunting to me. I've never admitted this anywhere before but I feel I need to get it out...maybe it won't have as much power over me if I talk about it.
I'm hoping that a fresh start is what I need to get motivated and it will be a real new beginning for me.