As I posted before, I have a goal for this spring. Since mid-March, I have been really working hard at getting a good walk, bike or whatever in each day. I step on the scale each morning and record the number in my FitDay journal then proceed to feel depressed or elated accordingly. I record every morsel that enters my mouth throughout the day on FitDay as well. Me and FitDay are becoming close friends.
I had tried to avoid getting all anal about what I was eating. I had lost 40 lbs four years ago by doing the exact opposite, in fact. After reading The Fat Fallacy, I let go of any preconceived notions I had about fat consumption and focused on eating an all-natural diet, enjoying deliciously small portions of food three times a day that made me satisfied by including dairy fat in my cooking. And it worked. But somehow over the past two years I had lost my ability to stop eating when I was full. I started to snack between meals. I returned to my American ways and quickly gained 20 lbs.
So, I decided I needed to get anal for a while to get myself back on track. Enter FitDay. I’m enjoying it, too. Sure, it is frustrating when the scale moves up and down seemingly willy-nilly. But the big picture is I have lost 6 lbs over the past three weeks. Of course, that number might change to 5.5 or even 5 lbs tomorrow, since my weight seems to fluctuate wildly on a day to day basis. Sigh.
All of this effort, though, is just to get me back to my old size. The size I was pre-Chip. I have no aspirations to get back to my all-time low:
That involved a lot of exercise and very little food.
Last night I committed (again) to the 30 Day Shred. I know I need the weight lifting to help increase my metabolism and for overall physical health. Sticking with a DVD is hard, though. We’ll see if I can do it for 59+ days.