I've put on a lot of weight in the last year and a half and I'm not happy about it.
I'm not happy about it and yet - and yet - I can't quite seem to do anything about it.
brain has never been wired well to figure out diets - my anxiety slams
into overdrive, I can't figure out what to cook for me to lose weight
and the family to eat regularly, I get overwhelmed and freeze up. I want to make changes to the family menu but I don't want to deprive the people who don't have a weight problem, so I eat the same as them and get nowhere. It
sounds silly but I don't know what to do. I feel stuck.
biggest culprits for me I think are my age - my metabolism is changing
(I'm mid 40's!), snacking due to stress, and sugar.
Sugar is the biggest.
Sugar is BAD.
I am definitely in a one step forward, 2 steps back situation right now.
I want to give up! But I won't. So here we go.
I am writing about this here to be accountable. I've got my current weight written down, and I'm going to list my intentions for the week. I will be back next Monday and we'll see how I did with these intentions:
1. No more ice tea. This is probably my worst habit. When I gave up drinking I replaced it with ice tea, which sounds pretty good, but I drink a lot of it at home. A LOT. This weekend I didn't buy any ice tea when we did the shopping and told The Mister not to pick me up any. I believe I am drinking the last of it right now - yes, drinking ice tea in the morning is part of my problem. I am going to focus more on water, and I've also bought a few types of flavored sparking water 0 sugar drinks to try so I don't break down tonight and race to the store for tea.
2. No more ice caps from Tim Hortons - This is my second worst habit! I have been using these as a motivation treat the past few months on my way to work. This is bad for my body and my bank account.
3. Portion size - I like to think I am pretty reasonable with portion sizes, and sometimes I am, but not enough.
4. Move this bod every day. Yoga, walks, some stretching, whatever I can fit in.
OK, those are my 4 things for the week, I don't want to overwhelm myself at the start.
I've got my breakfast and lunch for the day - I bought a protein smoothie powder at the health food store yesterday so I'm going to have that for breakfast, and I've got some plain greek yogurt and berries for a snack, some leftover pasta for lunch (not the best choice but it has to be eaten and it's a small portion) with some veg, and an apple for a snack.
I do have to run to a store downtown today for an errand, so another challenge will be not picking up a "treat" snack for myself. Can I leave the store with only the one thing I am going there for?
I'm doing this thing. Send me some good thoughts.