Well, I have had a long week since my post last week. I was basically in bed, 18 hours a day or more Tuesday til Saturday with a migraine. On the good front, it was 3 weeks in between migraines, the longest I have gone since May 2012. That is saying something. My BP is sky high (I am on 3 different medications for BP that should be keeping that in check) , everything hurts, my back, my legs, etc. I can’t continue on like this, and keep heading down this road. I was off work due to health problems for nearly 6 months last year. I weigh within 5 lbs of my heaviest EVER right now (241.3 today). I could go on but that is more than enough.
I am going back to basics and keeping it simple. I have struggled with weight watchers this last year. Struggled with staying on plan. I honestly feel that it is a fantastic program, and I would recommend it to anyone. That being said, for whatever reason, whether I followed it to the letter, or not so much, i just wasn’t doing well. That is not a fault of the program, but a fault of me not consistently working and putting complete faith in the plan. That being said, due to my not following the plan, and my lack of progress in trying to follow it, I am stepping away from it for the time being and simply going to go with a calorie counter, I have chosen Loseit, and watch my calorie intake and work to move more.
Eat less, move more. What a concept.
I am starting simple. I tend to make huge, elaborate plans, and if I don’t follow the complicated plans and goals i set for myself I panic, and/or quit. So silly I know, but I have done it over and over. It’s time to get out of my own way, and one day at a time get myself making healthy choices and get healthy.
I consider today day 1 the next phase of my journey. Just because its easy and measurable, today is Day 1 of 90. I am setting myself some simple measurable goals. I will work day in day out to make proper decisions and to make healthy choices. There have been so many examples around me the last little bit that its time to get my shit together. Walking the dog today, walking a short 3 km (one of a couple short walks today) , everything was hurting. I was walking daily last summer with 30 lbs on my back 10-15 km EVERYDAY.
Goals for March 3rd to June 1st 2013 (90 days)
1. Track ALL my food in Lose it everyday
2. Blog 4 times a week minimum
3. Sunday weighins, progress pics taken (we’ll see if they are posted)
4. average 10,000 steps a day
5. Get my BP within a healthy range
6. lose 25 lbs
7. lose 7 inches from waist
8. at least 4 days a week, do 30-40 min workout video (from Power 90, Jillian Michaels, beachbody, bodyrock.tv etc)
I think these goals are measurable and realistic. The biggest source of exercise for the early going is going to be walking. That will include walks of the dog, walking on my breaks at work not taking elevator, etc. I will wear a pedometer everyday and I will work to get 900,000 steps over the next 90 days. My hope is that in 90 days I am ready for something more strenuous workout wise, but I am basically starting at ground zero. The last few weeks I have been doing 2 or 3 20-30 min workouts with my dumbbells but nothing real structured. I am in sad sad shape. No more excuses. No more wishing, wanting or talking. Back to DOING.
Calories today: 1010 (WAY to low, upset stomach today just under 1900 is my daily goal)
I am frustrated I have let myself backslide so much. I can sit here and feel sorry for myself or I can get off my butt, and get moving. I feel better when I am moving so I must get moving. Again, I must Stop talking, start doing.