Success! My goal yesterday was to write everything I put into my mouth and add the calories. It was hard!! I have a couple different food journals at home. I prefer the pencil and paper style, but I have tried some apps. I had an email from a friend who is having success with an app on her phone. Whatever works!
Well, first things first. I needed to assess the damage. I went and found a weight chart to find where I am at. Now, I have heard in the past that you can't go by those. I have found them to be just brutally honest! So, I found a chart online and mapped out my goal weight. If I am going to be on the very high end of the curve, one pound away from overweight, 126 lbs. I found a number that WORKS, not just looks good. I still want to eat cookies every now and then. When you're only 60 inches tall, it's the pits! I also found a calorie counter.
A. Your weight, in pounds: ____
B. A x 15 = _____
C. B - 500 = _____
I go by calories. Some people go by points, carbs, or whatever. This has worked for me so I will stick with it. I use a food journal. I think it is a must!!! You need to write everything down and be accountable. You have no idea how those handfuls of little things add up. So, I will be locking up the bag of chocolate chips that I polish off handfuls at a time!
My other goal is to exercise, or just sweat, everyday except Sunday. I am taking that Sabbath rule literally! Also, everyone needs a break so I will celebrate it on the Lord's day. I will talk more about that as the days come, but I will not be going to a gym. I did get a treadmill at home, but if you don't have a treadmill......I lost 20 pounds a few years ago by going to the wonderful gym called OUTDOORS. I hit the trails and gravel roads and had great success.
Well, my baby is napping so I need to get going. The next 30 minutes are for me. That's all! Once spring REALLY comes, I will go back outside and spend more time or I might find a zumba class once in a while. For now, I just can't. I think that is the key, you have to work with what you have. Don't have money, no problem! Don't have a lot of time, no problem. I find myself just making an excuse because I'm not in the situation I want to be.
Thanks for the emails on facebook yesterday!! I love to hear from you and I hope that we can encourage each other.