Ok—last week I posted about a watershed or re-directing moment. So I began. I sat down with one of those composition books that kids use in school. You know the type–some of that have a marbled black and white appearance, they are typically wide ruled and have about 100 sheets of paper in them. My particular one is not marbled, it is kelly green. Green for new beginnings.
I set it up like this: each page has a separate date. Each of those dates is used for my food log and exercise log. I began on a Wednesday—and recorded my weight and some key measurements. Then I set a target weight for each Wednesday. If I weigh myself more often, there is a high probability of self-sabotage! Every day so far I have recorded every bit of food and every beverage. It is already apparent I have not been consuming enough water.
My exercise so far has included going for walks of 30 to 60 minutes in the house. I could walk laps outdoors as I live on a circle. But I do find that when I get the sense it is taking me what feels like forever to make my way around the circle, I want to quit. But if I walk from my front door to the family room, around my coffee table, into my kitchen and back to the front door I don’t get discouraged. I just walk my laps over and over and over for a half hour to an hour at a shot. I have my TV on and I just go. This is a handy strategy for a BIG reason. It is 110 outside! Also handy for another reason. I can walk very quickly and use my cordless phone to talk to my mom at the same time. So I accomplish 2 things with a lengthy phone conversation! My speed right now is about a 13 minute mile. I am not breaking any records—but I am walking for a half hour to an hour a day.
So I am happy to report, that I have stuck to my plan from Wednesday on. That is too short a period of time to crown me Queen, but it is a start. Last week my local source of produce had all their organic produce on sale for CHEAP! I loaded up. We ate healthy and are continuing to do so. It is a beginning. I have found a pretty cool link. It lets you figure out calorie count and nutritional information. It also tells you how long you have to exercise to burn off that many calories. It lists how many minutes you have to walk, how many you have to run, or how many you have to cycle or even swim. It is pretty cool and pretty interesting.
I looked up some of my “downfall food and drink” faves and was shocked! Anyway—here is the link. As is typical with me, now that I have a strategy I am feeling optimistic. Will be back on tomorrow to respond to comments—I have veggies and fruit to prep tonight!! Hugs to you!
Here is the cool link. You can type in almost any food or beverage, get the nutritional information, and the exercise info too. http://www.calorieking.com/foods/search.php?keywords=chicken+breast