Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I make most of my food from scratch at home. I like to cook and it is usually a more healthy and less expensive option. The only problem has been that it has been very time consuming to try and track my foods. I rarely make things exactly the same each time because I use different things on hand or different veggies that are in season. The result, I stopped tracking my food.
I started exercising more and was still losing weight, but now have reached a plateau after only losing 13lbs total. I feel accomplished with that but I don't want to gain it back like the other times and my goal to a healthy weight is losing 80lbs total. I can't give up. My eating habits have gotten worse again and the weather is turning colder so I am not able to ride a bike everywhere as much since I pull my kids in bike trailers. While I would probably be fine riding in the cold they will not be within the next month or so. I can feel myself starting to panic because I don't want to get out of control with my eating and I really looked forward to those bike rides.
I think I have come up with a less stressful solution. Before I tried to just jump in and do it all at once now I am going to make some little goals (like the spark book says to do anyway) and take them a week, or even two weeks, at a time before adding the next. I want this to be a lifestyle change that I can keep forever.
This week's goal:
Not eat while cooking, no snitching a taste here and there just because it looks good. Sure if I am testing a sauce maybe, but for the most part I will not eat until the meal is ready and on the table.