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!!!!
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
8 laps around the track with my daughter
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!