Thursday, June 2, 2011
I have been struggling with my weight since November, when I was at my lowest weight in years. It's been going the wrong way on the scale, creeping back up to my high weight. This is just no ok. What am I doing wrong?
For one thing, I've been underestimating the amount of food I eat. Today, I signed up with FitDay.com to start a food diary. I'm good at journaling anything, so hopefully (!) I will start to see where I should be adjusting my diet so my weight comes back down.
My intention is to go with a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. Lots of natural fats (lard, butter, whole milk, olive oil, coconut oil, etc), not Frankenfats (margarine, shortening, etc), and delicious meats. All the green veggies I can hold. And gallons of water.
Given that you can't manage what you don't measure, I decided it was time to start measuring, instead of guessing (and forgetting about the bag of chips I absent-mindedly scarfed down while reading, etc). I'm also going to include more walking in my plan - when switching tasks, taking a few minutes to walk around the block. The idea is just to get moving, instead of sitting still for so long.
I am committed to this weight loss. My goal weight is 135, and I plan to get there by the end of the summer. :) I can do this! You can, too!