Friday, March 16, 2012
Life has been really hectic lately. I've been doing my best. I am meeting some of my goals. I am eating the right amount of calories. I'm finding it hard to eat all the right things, though. And I don't have time to enter full nutritional info right now, even though I'd like to track it. I'm glad that I'm tracking my food--it helps to see that I'm meeting my caloric goal.
I haven't been getting an hour of exercise in every day. I considered changing my goals, but decided not to--they are goals, after all, things that I strive to do. I'm happy about the positive things that I am doing, and will resist feeling bad about not perfectly meeting the goals I've set.
I wanted to say that I really appreciate your comments--I look forward to writing back when things settle down a little. Thank you!
My doctor told me I should eat 1200 calories/day to lose weight. It is taking me some time to figure out how to do that and also meet my nutritional goals. Frankly, I don't think it can be done--that is, I don't think I can get the nutrition needed by a 209 pound woman while eating like a 120 pound woman. I'm trying to make mindful decisions. I'm on the go a lot, sometimes for all three meals (and two snacks), and I'm trying to bring healthy food for at least two meals. I feel good about that. I really am excited to exercise regularly. My schedule will be changing significantly in May, and I should be better able to find time to exercise then. It is a priority.
I've arranged to pick up a scale tomorrow, so I should be able to weigh in soon. I need a tape measure, also, to take my measurements.
Tomorrow I'm going out of town on a date. I'll let you know how I fare, food-wise!