…you know, the kind that talks and talks (or writes and writes) about losing weight, but never seems to make any notable progress. Or bloggers who disappear for weeks or months at a time due to “falling off the wagon” and not wanting to admit it to the blogging world. Yet here we are.
I’ve only done one post in the last six or seven weeks, and it wasn’t even about losing weight. That’s because I haven’t lost any more weight, in fact re-gaining several pounds, and I hate to admit to the world that I’ve faltered yet again. But I refuse to say that I’ve failed, because I haven’t given up on myself and I do still see some positive results from my previous efforts.
First of all, I am currently at 268 pounds, so I am still 11 pounds less than my all-time high, and one pound less than when I started this blog. So that’s something, anyway.
Secondly, although I did not get nearly enough exercise in the last six weeks, I did continue to get some exercise, and even completed a 5K race on May 17th.
Also, I did not return to my old bad habit of candy binges. I had very little candy during this hiatus from blogging. Candy has always been a HUGE problem for me, so I am really proud that I did not return to that old nasty habit of buying a pile of candy bars and sneak-eating them.
The worst bad habits that I’ve been allowing to creep back in recently, were eating way too much fast food, and snacking on unhealthy junk such as pastries or chips. Also, I often eat just too darn much food, stuffing myself instead of stopping when I’m satisfied. Over the last few days, I have been making a concerted effort to get back on track. I’ve eaten most meals at home and I’ve avoided pastries and chips, opting more often for fruit. There is a lot of room for improvement, but it is a start. Or more accurately, a re-start. A mulligan, if you will.
So, now that I’m back, what’s up for June? Well, I need to re-establish some of the positive habits I was working on, before I do anything else. So these are my June goals:
- Walk daily. My minimum will be ten minutes per day, although I will usually do a mile (takes me about 20 minutes) or more.
- Eat most meals at home. I will usually stick to the pattern of a sandwich and veggies for lunch, and meat and veggies for supper.
- Choose healthy snacks. Keep fresh fruit and raw vegetables on hand at all times. Take my own healthy snacks along when I travel.
- Watch my portion sizes. Don’t eat until I am stuffed. Wait for a bit before getting seconds to see if I am actually hungry.
That’s it for this month. Just getting back to a whole lot of common sense. Back to the basics. Back on track and taking one tiny step at a time.