Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Today I realized I am slowly - okay very slowly, making progress. Controlling my food intake is getting easier. If I am tempted to "cheat", I find it easier to walk away because I don't want to put weight back on after working so hard to take it off. I track every meal and snack every day, and find it fairly easy to stay within my calorie intake. It is harder on days that I am not at home, but I am getting better at making healthy lunches. I am worried how it will go this summer when we travel some and visit with relatives where I don't have control of the food. Hopefully I will have a plan put in place by then.
I have never really liked to exercise, but even that is getting easier. On days that I am tempted to skip the exercise I start to feel guilty. I have been mixing up my exercise using the Sparkpeople videos and several videos I purchased online. Some of them are difficult for me but others are just enough to challenge me while allowing me to feel successful. I know they are working because inches are disappearing off my body and my clothes are slightly loser. That is a great feeling!
The pounds are not going off my body as quickly as I would like or as quickly as they have in the past, but they are going so that works for me. Most importantly, each day I feel healthier and energized. It's a good thing!