Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The one about losing weight

I went to the doctor for my yearly visit a couple of weeks ago, and when I FINALLY got back to a room [after waiting for an hour] and the doctor came in, he was looking at my chart and this is what he said:
"Your blood pressure's great, your hemoglobin's great, your weight is...okay. I wish you'd lose ten pounds."
I wish I would too, doc!

So now I'm gonna get serious about trying to lose weight. I've tried Weight Watchers, I've tried My Fitness Pal, and while those are great and work for a lot of people, they don't work for me. They work for a little while, but eventually I quit tracking everything. I would eat something that I didn't have the exact points or calories for and I'd get frustrated and then eventually just stop.

I started thinking about it, and the times I've lost the most weight I haven't tracked my food/calories at all. I've just eaten smaller portions, drank lots of water, and exercised almost every day. So that's the plan now. Drinking water isn't a problem. I'm pretty good at that. However, here lately I've been drinking a lot of Diet Coke. I just love it so much. So I'm trying to cut back to just one a day. Working out isn't too bad, I just have to make myself do it. I never regret working out, so that's just what I'll have to remind myself of every day when I'm feeling lazy. The eating smaller portions part is going to be my biggest problem. I can't just give up food that I love, so I'm not going to try. I just catch myself eating even when I'm not hungry because whatever I'm eating just tastes good. I need to remind myself that I can save it and have it again later.

I've also noticed that I tend to eat when I'm bored. I'm not necessarily an emotional eater [even though I had to fight the urge to go buy ice cream when I had a bad day last week...I succeeded though!], I'm a bored eater. If I'm not keeping myself busy I find myself thinking about eating. So I'm just going to have to find something to keep me busy during those times.

So that's the plan for now. Nothing major, just some small changes that have worked in the past. We'll see how it goes!

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing the same! I'm really trying to drink plenty of water and get more exercise in too. We can do this!