Tuesday, June 12, 2018
So it appears I've been away for more than a year. And let me tell you IT SHOWS!
Been concentrating on my work, my school and the rest when there is time left to do so.
So what happened since then? well a lot has happened..
My youngest daugther moved out so I am now childless. I've advanced my Bachelor's degree to more than a third. I broke a wrist and damaged a knee last year. And, mostly, I have gained back all the weight I've ever had even a bit more. Considering my biggest number was 270 before the breast reduction, being 270 now means I am fatter than ever.
I know it doesn't look like it, but I am not here to complain. just stating facts.
fact 1 : being away from a scale to long is dangerous
fact 2 : eating when you are tired is more than dangerous
fact 3 : when you leave at 6 am to go to work then go to school after said work and come back around 10:45 PM not planing your meals is deadly!
OK, grant it there are other facts of life that could be worth mentionning, but those have been responsible for 80 per cent of the weight gain. Well actually they are not responsible, I am.
The thing in all this is always accountability. No matter your recipe to get to that healthy weight, if you don't consider yourself responsible, you are in for a hard fall.
I know, by experience that I have to be carefull and stay away from perfection. It has been my worst problem in the past. I want to be perfect I have iron control over everything then I make a mistake and that's it I am not good enough, I am a failure so I binge to punish myself.
So here is what I plan on doing :
week 1 : starting weight : 270
make sure I drink 8 glasses of water a day (done!)
make sure I eat at least one vegetable or fruit a day (done!)
ending weight 265.8! So apparently I was retaining water!
week 2 :
keep the water thing going
add 1 portion of vegetable or fruit a day
for the following weeks, I will add a portion of veggie a day until week 6.
while I am changing habits a bit at a time, I will start tracking when I think of it and at some point will challenge myself to track 2 days a week and up it till I track full time.
I will not put exercise targets because the broken wrist and the knee showed me that if your weight control is mainly based on being active you have a real problem when you injure yourself.
So this is my starting strategy. I will try to keep you posted as often as possible.
Have a great week all!