The last few months I noticed a nasty trend in my eating habits. I started eating out more not fast food, I haven't touched the stuff since 2008; however, dinners out, lunches and those calories of the unknown add up quickly.
The Holidays were not good for me either. I ate without thinking first and grabbing food when I wasn't really hungry.
Here's what happens to me, once I give into that "it is okay" speech in my head; it doesn't stop! That my friends you have to judge yourself. Will you allow the possibility of a bad trend to occur like me by eating what you want on more than just special occasions or will you decide its not ever worth it?
I have been logging my food intake since 1/09 in the Livestrong website well the other day after I weighed myself I was so disappointed to see the number on the scale I needed to talk to my husband about it. So, he came up with exporting my Daily Plate data from Livestrong and do an average over a 2 month span of now to first part of last year.
It showed that I was eating more and burning less calories. Now remind you, I work out 5 days a week. You'd think that would be enough, but it isn't. Friends, listen to me, "you cannot lose weight if you eat more than you burn". I know you hear that over and over again, but it is true. We don't want to believe that we aren't pushing ourselves enough, I know I don't.
What this did is open my eyes to the cold hard truth. I've got to get back to working out hard or cut down on my daily intake. I've chosen to do both. Yes, that is right, both.
It would be very good for me as a Diabetic to have as minimal fat on my body as possible. My first Endocrinologist told me that I should look like my "stick" husband. Yes, he said stick, he was there in the office with me. I chuckled because that means I'd need to weigh 150 pounds and I'm 6'3! Granted so is my husband, but it looks good on him.
Well, its time to challenge myself once again. I lost 52 pounds and have maintained 47 of it for 2 years. Now its time to start again! I have my BBB (big brown box) from Nutrisystem on its way.
The last few days I have really have done well with my eating choices and workouts. Yesterday I went out and ran, still walk some, 3.1 miles came in and decided to hop on my Cannondale for 30 minutes for 8.52 miles. Tonight I rode my bike on the trainer for 61 minutes 16+ miles.
How are you going to handle when the scale starts to creep up? Will you keep that trend going or will you do something about it?