Friday, October 7, 2011

Feeling Lighter

I realized that I haven't blogged about something that I've been working towards since April of this year. I've been eating health and exercising. And by eating healthy, I mean limiting my caloric intake and making much healthier choices in what I eat. For example, eating lots more veggies, leaner meats, smaller portions, planning out my meals, looking at nutrition facts at restaurants before I decide what to eat, really not emotionally eating, and keeping track of it all on a phone app. I've also created the habit of getting up early before work and exercising for 50 minutes. And I really do exercise 5 days a week.
I don't share all this to brag, to bring any focus on myself or to make anyone else feel bad about themselves. I just wasn't happy with some problem areas that I felt like I had, and knew that it wasn't healthy to not watch my weight as I have an office job and sit a lot of the day. It's really easy to let your fall onto a slippery slope with eating out at the office and not being active. I've been so pleased that it's gone so well. I weighed myself about 2 weeks ago, and I had lost 20 pounds since I started in April. I was shocked that I've lost so much weight sticking with this, and that I haven't had to change anything in my health routine to continue to loose weight. It's been work and discipline, but it hasn't been the most horrible thing I've had to do. This is because I'm also not denying myself completely of things I love, not totally getting upset at myself for not being able to stick to watching my calories ect. 100% of the time; but I will choose to allow myself a small portion of something I love and be able to step away from it and enjoy it more because it's more of a decadence, and not a treat that I let myself get away with having every day...and if I do have a day where I don't completely stick to it, I don't get upset because one meal out of 21 I have a week isn't going to break any weight maintenance. It's been so fun to shop and feel even more comfortable in clothes, look better and feel like I am at a healthy weight. So, be encouraged and know that with some work, focus and discipline you can accomplish your healthy weight goals...and by healthy, I mean being at a healthy weight, and healthy mindset about your weight too.

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