November... A dangerous time and place
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
I realized today that this is the third time I've been down 20 lbs. (actually down 27 as of today!) since I joined SP in 2011. The other times, I regained all, or most, of the weight before getting myself in hand. I am determined to make this time different, and continue on until I've reached my goal of 150 lbs.
November is dangerous for another reason... Christmas baking, lunches out with friends, special events at church... so many tempting foods, and less sunshine. No more gardening. Time for winter exercises... swimming, treadmill, resistance band and free weights. And I hate them all!!! Not really, once I drag/push/threaten myself to get in the pool, I love it.
But let's face it, the winter is when I usually gain weight. I make more comfort foods (shepherd's pie, meatloaf, chicken stew) and eat bigger portions. Perhaps this year I need to divide whatever I make into individual portions and freeze leftovers right away.
Sooooo... my goals for November...
1. Lose 3 lbs. I honestly don't think I can lose 4 this month, and I know I need to succeed. Maybe a chart with gold stars?
2. Back at the treadmill or walking outside. It's been holding my ironing basket all summer. And mending. Time to clear it off. Instead of setting a mileage goal, I am starting with 10 minutes/day and adding 1 minute/day, minimum 5 days/week. I will set up a chart and mark it honestly. I'll report it in my feed each day before I go to bed.
I don't feel good about this. I'm scared that I won't do it. Anyone wanting to join me is very welcome.