Sunday, March 02, 2014
I am back again and this time armed with lessons learned by not tracking more often. First of all I learned how important it is to log my food each day. If I don't, I tend to get more and more careless about what I eat. This time if I eat it, it goes down. Sometimes it may not be the healthiest choice, but I can't change what I have done just by not tracking. Before, I didn't want others to see some of the choices I made because they were very unhealthy, so they just didn't get into the meals tracked. This was not only lying to others, but also to myself. I have realized that to be successful, I have to first of all be completely honest with myself. I know that my biggest problem is sweets, therefore I have to work extra hard to stay off these and use fruits instead. My husband always wants something sweet in the house, but he also needs to lose weight now, so maybe this will help. I have also learned that by tracking my exercise, I become more aware of how much or how little I am doing. If I wear my pedometer, I really feel badly if I don't get at least close to my goal. I may have to lower my goal to 7000 steps instead of 10,000. Then if I get 10,000 steps, that will be above and beyond my original challenge to myself. If I only get 7,000, then I have also succeeded. Nevertheless, any exercise is a success above what I have been doing this winter. I want to feel better and have more energy. I know what I must do, so now, not tomorrow is the time I start. I also plan to blog more to keep myself more accountable. Thanks SP and friends for all your support.