Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weight Management

I have started a diet.  I really don't want to call it a diet.  It's more like I am changing what I eat.  Okay, it's a diet.  Let's not fool one another!

I started this diet on Tuesday, February 4th.  I weighed in at 164.0.  I can't believe I weigh that much, but I do.  The scales don't lie and neither do my clothes!

I have often wondered how people "let" themselves get so out of shape.  Now I know....It really does just creep up on you.  You gain 5 pounds and think to yourself oh that's no problem.  I can get rid of those easily.  Then, you gain another 5 pounds and once again you think no problem.  Before you know it, you have gained over 40 pounds and can't seem to motivate yourself to lose the weight.  That my friends is where I am right at this moment.  I want to lose the weight, but I just can't seem to get my butt in gear!

I tell myself EVERYDAY that TODAY is the day that I am going to start.  I have started eating better.  We aren't going out to eat at lunch like we were.  We bring our lunch and actually eat what we bring.  So, that's step one.

My problem is at night.  I get home and I eat a lot more than I should.  If I go to the nursing home and visit mom, then it is after 8:00 before I get home.  I shouldn't eat that late, but I do.  I think it's more out of habit now.  And I eat bad things!  A plate piled high with pasta, my favorite...Or a huge piece of cake.  I HAVE NO WILLPOWER!!!  How do I get willpower???  Where does it come from??  You would think once your clothes start looking bad on you that would motivate you.  Or when you look at pictures of yourself and you have several chins, shouldn't that motivate you?  Evidently it doesn't me...

Step two, is to stop overeating at night.  Which means stop having things in the house that I will want to pig out on.  Buy only healthy things at the store.  Stop making pasta until I can control how much of it I eat.  Tall Man isn't going to be very happy with these changes.  Of course, he ate almost half of a box of girl scout cookies last night!  So maybe he is ready for a change too!!

Step three is to start exercising again.  I bought a Jawbone.  It tracks your steps.  My goal is to get in 10,000 steps a day.  I have made a bet with a friend at work that also has a Jawbone.  If we don't get 10,000 steps in a day we have to pay the other person a dollar!  I think that's a pretty good incentive!

So here's to willpower and motivation!  Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it!!!

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