Definitely Not Waiting Until the New Year!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I have been tracking my food and actually trying to eat within range since about the end of October. I have lost 9 pounds after being my highest weight this year. It was enough to scare me because it made me realize how close to 300 pounds I was!! I didn't track over the holiday weekend (visiting family and whatnot), but I started tracking again on the first. I ate waaay over, but the important thing was I tracked it. I also didn't go to the gym on Sunday. That's okay though because I was still in "vacation mode". On Monday I did go back, and jogged as well as rode the stationary bike and did some strength training. I also stayed relatively well within my calorie-range.
Overall, I feel better about myself. I realize that the only thing that has ever worked for me with regards to losing weight, is tracking everything, and just eating smaller portions. I have to track my food, and reduce my portions. That's what I did every single time I have lost weight successfully. I actually never completely eliminated foods. I realize that wanting to do that right now is a little too "all or nothing". I have to ditch the "all or nothing" attitude, and that's how I've been successful.
Ideally, in the future, I'd like to completely eliminate processed foods, but right now, I'm a student, and can't afford to go completely organic. I do have a freezer full of frozen veggies, lean ground turkey, and chicken. I also have dried beans, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and brown rice. I know I can do this. I am hoping to get back down to 230 pounds by April. I can do it! I just have to keep going, and keep tracking NOW.
Time is going to pass anyway, and while April seems like a LONG time away, but it will come. I just have to make this happen.
The 2nd was my brother's birthday. We had ice cream and cake. I tracked it, and I even went for a walk with my dad after wards. I feel like I'm back to my old (better) self. I'm optimistic about everything.
This week is my last week of school. Next week is final's week. I have quite a few things to do between now and then but once that's all done, I'm through for the term, and then I'll only have 2 more left. I'm also going to start building my resume and cover letter. I am going to start applying in February. It's exciting, and it's nerve wracking. I just hope that the volunteer experience I gain from next term and spring term is enough to help me get a job.
I feel really good about my future.