I think it's time to reassess. Last time I weighed in was almost two weeks ago, and the scale was up, and I was pissed. I didn't weigh in at all last Sunday because I forgot, but I stepped on the scale again this morning on a whim and it's up even more.
Obviously I am NOT HAPPY about this, so I'm trying to figure out what I can do to make some serious changes.
The last 2-3 weeks I have been going to the gym/running much more regularly - 4 or 5 times a week and I've been cooking my own healthy meals.
I know it takes a while for my body to catch up to my brain and for the scale to start cooperating. But the more I can kick into high gear the faster that catchup process will be.
Things To Change:
1. FOOD TRACKING
I'm going to give tracking my food another go. Since I went vegan, this is MUCH more difficult, as most of what I eat is homemade and has no nutrition labels and while I could use the recipe calculator for everything, as a wise woman once said:
Today, for example, on day #1 of tracking I'm already sort of cheating. Breakfast and lunch were easy, and I did add my recipe (if you can even call it that) for roasted tofu, but tonight for dinner I'm going to Seasons 52. Of course they don't list nutrition info for most of the stuff on the vegan menu, so I randomly picked the vegetarian tacos that were already loaded into Spark. Is that what I'll get? Probably not. But everything at Seasons 52 is under 500 calories, so it's close enough. Add in a glass of wine and whatever, close enough.
I don't know how consistently I'll track my food, but maybe it'll help me be more accountable.
I've been exercising, but I can do more. I'm committed enough to get out the door, but lazy enough that I think 30 minutes on the elliptical or a 2 mile run at snail's pace is enough. It isn't. Time to start taking some classes and have someone yell at me. I'm a much better calorie-burning machine when I have someone yelling at me. :)
2.B. BOOT CAMP
I'm also seriously looking at signing up for boot camp again. It was SUCH good exercise, and I do kinda miss it. The trick is fitting it into the budget when I have another 10 months of paying for my teeth (braces) and my hardwood floors.
OK, off to research classes at Gold's that fit into my schedule. I think that's a good place to start, and if I can make those happen consistently I won't need to fork over the money for boot camp.