Being honest with myself. Evaluating what worked and getting back to it.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
When I began this journey last year to become healthy, I lost 40 pounds in 8 months. I felt good and was ready to quit smoking. The final step to really lead the healthy lifestyle that I wanted.
For 6 months I maintained my weight loss, then I gained 19 pounds back in 6 months. Time to evaluate what was working for me and what changes I made that headed me in the opposite direction.
What was working.
Tracking my food honestly. Every bite
Going for walks on the weekends with hubby.
Doing strength training at least 3 days a week.
Not eating out very often, and when I did I was careful about what I ordered.
Walking at least 10,000 steps every day. Average was actually closer to 12,000.
What I began doing differently.
Did not track what I ate for 3 months.
Stopped going for walks on the weekends.
Stopped doing strength training.
Began eating out every weekend and not being careful about what I ordered.
Daily average of steps dropped to barely 10,000 a day on work days and only 1/2 that on weekends.
I know what was working. So the only thing stopping me is getting real with myself and putting in the work I know I need to do. This cannot be UNTIL I reach goal. This has to be for the rest of my life.