I am feeling very blah today. I weighed myself and the scale hasn't budged. It snowed for most the night and we have quite a bit of the pretty white flakes everywhere. And it is cold! All I want to do is sit by the fire with my blankey and watch the snow fall while I stare blankly out the window. But I am not going to give up like that. Maybe I am not feeling all full of vim and vigor and I am discouraged about my weight, but I do have a plan....
At the end of November, I heard JJ Virgin on PBS and she said to eliminate eggs, soy, peanuts, gluten, dairy, corn and all added sugars for 3 weeks. I did it for 3 days and lost 4. 2 lbs. I couldn't sustain this elimination diet any longer, so I went back to eating whatever I felt like for the month of December and gained back 2 pounds. That was very stupid of me! I think what I will do is eliminate all seven of these foods again and see what happens. If I start to lose the weight immediately than I will know that one or some of these foods are making me weight loss resistant. Then I will slowly add these foods back one at a time and watch what happens. If there is a food in my diet that is holding me back from losing weight, I want to know so that I can plan my meals accordingly and get on with losing weight. I have a feeling it might be dairy, which I love! But we will see.
Also, because of all the snow which continues to fall, I am going to change my plan for exercise today. The yoga studio where I attend has a class scheduled for today, called gentle yoga. That suits me just fine! At least I am doing something. Right? Also, I think I will try and go outside for a little stroll through the snow. I won't be able to move too quickly, but at least I will get some sunshine and fresh air.
This is a big step for me. I tend to be an all or none person. Normally, when the scale doesn't move, I give up and binge. This is hard to admit, but I want to make myself accountable, as embarassing at it is. Also, when it is cold and snowy all I want to do is hibernate, but I will do something even if it is gentle and easy, so that I keep the habit of exercising.
To all of you who are living near sunshine and heat, I am envious.... enjoy your day!
those of you who are living in a cold, snowy climate and are feeling discouraged, I can relate......hang in there!
OK...change of plans! I headed out and only survived for 15 minutes. The snow is deep! None of the roads, sidewalks or pathways have been cleared. Not a creature was stirring. I saw no one! I had to carry my dog because the snow was as deep as his height. Well I tried! I think I will do the treadmill and my yoga practise at home. The roads are a mess....not a day to go anywhere!