Its been a long time since I have felt the urge to try to lose weight again. Don't get me wrong, everyday I lament about how I look, especially about how I feel!! I hate being this weight. I am tired of always being tired. Also, I suspect that my weight gain is starting to wreak havoc on my hormones because my cycle is going haywire with no actual rhyme or reason that my gyn can pinpoint...
Since yesterday I have begun tracking my food again. I am even trying to keep track of how many steps I take and for how many minutes I walk. I don't run, never will...I hate it with a singular passion. I like to dance, I am Hispanic after all, however 3 minutes into vigorous dance steps and my calves want to seize up and I am forced to sit down again. Not to mention that I have to constantly be gripping my inhaler because I start coughing up a lung with any vigorous activity - even laughing!!! lol
The first day I tracked was a disaster I over ate by 500 calories!
The second day was much better and I stayed with in the limits but I was way off of my protein and iron amount. Such a delicate balance that we must try to achieve everyday but so hard when you don't really plan your food intake accordingly.
How ever I still have to admit that even with just two days of tracking what I eat and not eating mindlessly, my stomach doesn't feel bloated, I am in good spirits and I have a better outlook with regards to life in general. Now if only I can focus on not only watching my calories but learning to really eat healthy, good tasting food, then I will be able to accomplish my goal.
I think I am going to try to wean myself off of milk again but that is still up in the air as I am like a baby calf and I just can't live without that rich creamy goodness of a tall, ice cold, glass of milk, but I know I feel better and less sluggish when I don't consume it so once I am able to get my eating under control that will be the next step that I tackle. The only problem is that I have tried Silk and Almond Breeze but it doesn't compare to the taste of milk in my mind...
Its funny how as we get older we start to develop all of these health issues that sort of just creep up on us. I should be always watching what I eat because 11 years ago I had emergency surgery to remove my gall bladder and shouldn't be consuming large amounts of fats but do I do as I am supposed to? Nope... sadly my body reminds me every day of this fact and its horrible. Asthma, gall stones, joint pain, herniated disks, pinched nerves... all of this accumulated over the years and all I have done is slowly added more weight instead of taking care of myself, eating healthy and exercising... what a waste of the best years of my life!