One Pound at a Time
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I find myself in a weightloss rut. I had abandoned tracking because inputting my recipes was so frustrating and time-consuming and I eat a lot of home cooking. I could call my position a plateau, but I know it's really a result of eating choices. I do so well during the day, but evenings come around and I start craving. I am no where near ready for bed, so don't suggest earlier bedtime, in fact I know what I need to do, I just need to do it. I need to eat less, watch portions, minimize carbs, stop eating before 9 or before 7 or some other arbitrary number. I need to snack on things like pickles, carrots, herbal tea, etc. I know all these things.
I have been coasting on my 13-13-13 challenge. My weight has been at a virtual standstill week to week. My new mindset is to stop worrying about the 13 pounds and just lose one. I want to lose just one by my next weigh-in.
I have been tracking carefully all this week. The numbers have been at the top of my limit and beyond, but I did track it all. I am still getting in 30 minutes of fitness daily. I am still pushing that water. The one thing I am not doing very good at is the food.
I was looking at a Lands End catalog a few minutes ago. So many cute clothes are coming out for spring! I hope to be down into a lower size by the time I need something for warmer weather. Here in S Georgia, it's pretty warm year-round and I can wear shorts even in February. My shorts are kind of baggy now, and I'm hoping to have a new pair in a month or two that fits and will be in an all-time-low-for-the-past-seve