An aha moment
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We recently came back from a trip to Indonesia and friends from the trip had a get together. Some people brought their pictures and they showed them on their very large TV. My husband and I were shocked at how we looked. VERY LARGE. We decided we had to do something about it. Since I had last been on SP I had gained 15 lbs, always in the same places, tummy and back, probably elsewhere but these were the most noticeable and unattractive and biggest of all, unhealthy. We decided to lose weight, change our eating habits and count calories. I've been on many diets, too numerous to mention and all the diet of the moment. This time I decided that I would go back to SP, keep track of my calories and give my husband a general idea of what we are eating. So far, it's been about 3 weeks, I've lost 9 lbs and he's lost about the same. We don't consider this a diet but a lifestyle eating change. Of course we will over eat on occasion, to think not is very unrealistic. We both weigh ourselves every AM, and he does in the PM too. I plan my meals for the day, quite often I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day for days at a time. I have a few core meals that I vary for bkfst and lunch. Dinner, quite often, is a salad with a protein. We also give ourselves treats, like lowfat frozen yogurt with canned crushed pineapple. Everything is measured or weighed. My plan is to buy a treadmill, I live in Florida but it is too hot for me to walk outside between June and into October. I still work out in the high school 2 times a week. We have a stair stepper that my husband uses and he lifts weights at home. I was always after the quick fix in weight loss but have come to the realization that it never works.
I've lost and gained the same 10 lbs, more often just 5, for years. At least we had a wake up call.