Thoughts on the way down
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here I am. Tomorrow will mark the beginning of our 6th week of faithfully logging every calorie, and trying to be more active.
I've danced this dance before, having always been heavy. The whole yo-yo weight thing has always been a monkey on my back.
One huge truth-if I'm not vigilant about counting calories, I gain weight. I know this, but somehow I let myself conveniently forget and think I'm managing okay in my head. Yeah. . . no.
I'm doing this without a scale for a whole lot of reasons. This is not a numbers game. I've played those before. To keep my calories on par with my losses, I am logging a 1# a week weight loss. While I'm hoping it's more, I think that's a safe method, and it's working well so far. The clothes feel bigger, which is really satisfying.
My partner and I are doing this together, which really does make it easier. 6 weeks in, and we're still weighing and measuring everything, which I believe is another factor in my own personal success. My eyes lie!
I absolutely love to cook. I have always taken pride in making our meals from scratch. So it's a new challenge to make sure that the meals I make are nutritious, calorie friendly, and of course amazing. I expect to write a fair amount about the meals we eat and the preparation of them. I may or may not pretend I'm on my very own cooking show when I'm making things in the kitchen. Heh. I got a Kitchenaid for Christmas last year, and I think I probably use him (his name is Standy) more than anyone else on the planet.
So, here I am. I won't make any grand proclamations about my goals. I will try not to defeat myself, and hope that I have the courage to stay the course.