It takes tiny baby steps, but when you’ve fallen off the horse – you’ve got to get back on! That’s exactly what I’m trying to do. When I lost all my excess weight back in 2007 I swore I would never put it back on (55 lbs). Well, I haven’t put it ALL back on, but with 20 extra pounds I can’t get into any of the clothes in my closet! And I have a bunch of cute clothes that I really miss wearing!
I’m really trying to get my MO JO back..but my lifestyle has changed so drastically from what it used to be – I’m not sure what the answer is. When I say I’m struggling it’s because I know I’m not doing everything I need to do to get back to my “happy place” or my “fighting weight”. My motivation is low.
Then I have my “go to” salad for lunch. This is romaine, chicken breast, feta cheese, almond slivers, craisins. My dressing is a light raspberry vinegarette. Sometimes I add some other fruit, like apples or grapes and some fresh spinach. This just happened to be what I had in the house that day. This particular salad helps to curb my sweet tooth as well. Love all types of salads but this is a fav.
I don’t do as well planning my third (supper) meal of the day. Lunch is usually our big meal and we often just snack at suppertime. Sometimes it’s just popcorn. When I say I’m trying it’s because as exhausted as I’ve been…I’ve walked 2.5 miles two days in a row this week! Not as fast or as far as I used to back in my “healthier” days, but I’m trying. Today I walked while my 6 yr. old grandson rode his scooter. Yesterday I walked with my almost 62 yr. old, 50 lbs. overweight, sedentary hubby! LOL He hates walking, but he knew I was trying to get motivated to go and offered to go with me – isn’t that sweet?
I already have plans to walk with my 13 yr. old grandson tomorrow. He enjoys walking with his Maw Maw and we have good talks while we are walking too! What else am I doing? Well, I’m still stepping on the scale once a week (don’t believe in weighing every day). Stepping on the scale holds me accountable for maintaining. I’m not losing…but I’m not gaining either. I’m probably not eating enough to charge my metabolism – and that’s where I say I’m still struggling – cause I’m not tracking my intake of food every day like I used to. I’ve done it for so many years – I’m just plain tired of doing it!
I’m also not weighing and measuring, since my food scale quit working. I just need to go buy one and quit making excuses, don’t I?? Grrrrrrrr…Now that I’ve gotten back into walking some, I’m going to try and keep the momentum going until July when I won’t be caring for any grandsons. Maybe, if I keep trying, in July I can get back to the gym since I’m already paying for a membership that I’m not using! Ugh.
I have documented my walks with my Map My Walk app on my phone. I noticed today that they have a new nutrition tracker on there. Hmmmmmmm….