Saturday, April 2, 2011
I really need to buckle down and get serious about all this!! I'm so frustrated that I'm not making any progress! I really need to start seeing some weight loss! Although I think I'm slimming down a bit - toning - I still want to see the scale move and start fitting into smaller sizes.
I was highly depressed the other day when my mom and I walked at the mall. There were all the new spring and summer fashions everywhere - as to be expected. And I'm not ready for that yet! I suppose many of you are starting to see signs of spring outside your window... but it just snowed here yesterday and today we were trilled for 40 degrees and no chance of more snow! We've barely touched 50 a few weeks ago and it seems like it will never come again. (Although supposedly Monday should be warm!)
Anyways - there's nothing more depressing than the first spring (warm!) day to come and you go scurrying upstairs to put on a pair of shorts or Capri's and nothing fits. I mean NOTHIN! I've had this happen - and was quite depressed. Of course, this was after having a baby... so my body wasn't near normal by any means. But I don't want that to happen again. You're supposed to use these long winter months to get back in shape and lose weight while you're stuck inside. And I seem to have failed at it. Royally.
Sigh... so what am I going to do differently?
1. Not eating at night was a big help. So I will continue to do that.
2. I will only eat 1600 calories a day. It's only 1600 cals... shouldn't be too much effort to count that, right?
3. Exercise 4 days a week. this shouldn't be hard most weeks, but occasionally it is and that's when I need to make this a priority.
4. Allow 3 binge days a month. And by binge - I don't mean thousands of calories... just an allowance to eat whatever I want at a restaurant or special occasion. So this could be 1 weekend day each week.. but not quite. I'm hoping this will allow me some wiggle room but not so much that I derail myself.