Spinning my wheels
Saturday, September 28, 2019
I have been analysing my weight and other body indicators from my smart scale's app, and I hate to say it but I have been wasting my time and efforts. Spinning my wheels for months.
I'm not saying I haven't done improvements in my life(style) . beacause I have, but my weight, fat and muscle mass have stayed pretty much the same since I bought the smart scale last spring.
There has been some slight fluctuation on each but when looking at the longer term it's not really been an improving curve.
With this long time I really should be at my goal already, as it's only few kilos I would like to lose. I don't think I eat too much on average, although I do over eat sometimes and there is lot of improvement in my diet for sure.
I've started exercising again this year, first in spring, then took off some months in the summer, but have now started again. Unfortunately I can't do strenuous exercising with my injuries, so it's not burning lot of calories nor building muscle much.
This is so difficult as I once was the person who could eat anything and was always stick thin, and now no matter how hard I seem to try I struggle with the slow weight gain, or struggle to keep some sort of status quo with the weight.
Well, I guess I know what to do. Continue with the exercising, how ever gentle it needs to be for the sake of my injuries. Cut down portion sizes, cut down obvious empty calories and calorie dense foods that do not satisfy me, add vegetables, make sure I get enough protein, stop buying treats to treat anxiety or to bribe myself (neither works), start taking healthy snacks to work, so to avoid buying unhealthy/fattening options. Also, avoiding stress and stop working to the brink of exhaustion. Making me, my welbeing my priority. Lot of different aspects of my life need work, not all are weight/body composition related, but I think in large picture they are connected.
On a long term it is not sustainable for me to count calories, but I will try to get few weeks worth data again in the coming months.