2009年10月19日月曜日

I am back :) October 19th, 2009

Well, I am back from the misery of the mumps. During my hiatus I did not stay on plan nor did I go on a binge. My weight however definately changed.. for the worse! During the middle of last week I got on the scale and I weighed 412 lbs up 5 lbs from my last weigh in. Needless to say I was shocked, disappointed, dismayed and every other negative and depressive adjective in the English language. This caused me to ponder long and hard about what I was doing, where I wanted to be and who I wanted to be come.

I realized that I had come very far on the journey of becoming healthy but I also realized it was time to shake things up. No, I am not changing diet plans! I will continue to eat fresh vegetables and good cuts of meat. But I must break through this plateau! To that end I have decuided to increase exercise to a minimum of 45 minutes a day and I have decuided to make a short term goal of losing 60 lbs in 4 months. See in Febuary I will be taking my family to Hawaii and then to my home town for a 3 week vacation.

I decuided I needed a reward to encourage me in this endeavor. I asked my daughter, as we were walking what I should do as a reward for accomplishing this goal. She said, " Eat a chocolate cake!" argh I thought.."No!" I said. Then she said, "Okay, strawberry cake!" LOL Oh my goodness! I thought to my self. NO! It can't be anything edible, maybe and activity or something that I really want, that isn't a necesity! So my wonderful daughter said, "I know Dad, Sky diving!" I started to laugh, I don't know if that would be a reward or deterent..LOL So now I am trying to decuide between going deep sea fishing in Hawaii or buying an I-pod nano that I can use while exercising.

Now, for the next part..acountability.. one of the reasons I have been succuessful so far is because of this blog. So I will hold myself accountable here. On my daily menus I will log my exercise. For example, Today, I walked 8 laps with my daughter. IF I go to the gym I will log that as well. I will not however get into the nitty gritty of my exercise..  Wish me luck! PS I am going to use 412 lbs as the starting spot for this goal.. I am afraid to get on the scale!!!!


Today's Menu

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 3 slices of bacon
Snack: Protein shake with MCT oil and Coconut oil
Lunch: Steamed Curried pork and broccoli
Dinner: More Steamed Curried Pork and broccoli

Exercising
8 laps around the track with my daughter

PS
I went to make some hard boiled eggs before I went exercising. I forgot that I had put them on. Came home from walking and walked into the kitchen that looked like a war zone.. Warning! Leaving eggs in the shell, in a pot of boiling water = egg shards all over the floor, ceiling and walls!

2 件のコメント:

Rettakat さんのコメント...

I understand that staying on plan while sick is challenging...but remember, if you ate off plan, it might have been pretty high in sodium, so part of that gain could be just water. Anyway, you have been doing well, and I have no doubt you will be right back on track.

My husband has a saying: he who aims at nothing usually hits it. So I say YES, aim for your new goal...it can do nothing but help you!
My best to you,
Loretta

Low Carber さんのコメント...

Rettakat, thanks for the up lifting comments :)