OMG, how did this happen? I have cankles and zits! 21 months ago, I weighed 90 pounds less. In 21 months, I have gained 90 pounds of the 105 pounds I lost! (See earlier post: Confessions of the Incredibly Shrinking Woman). 21 months ago, I had been on a weight loss program for the previous 27 months and lost a total of 105 pounds with another 40 pounds as a goal. And, then, 21 months ago – BAM! Off the program and no more focusing on me. One-by-one, many of my old nasty habits have returned and my body is paying the price!
I guess the good news is that I haven’t, yet, regained all that weight; but I’m close. I have a closet-full of clothes 6 sizes smaller that I can no longer wear. My “new normal” wardrobe consists of a few jeans and t-shirts and they are all a little tight. For my birthday last year, my mother gave me about 10 new shirts; nice shirts. She was tired of always seeing me in faded, too tight t-shirts. The problem is that every shirt she gave me was a size 3X; and, unfortunately, they fit!
And, I have 13 zits. I’m 58-years-old and I have zits! Not just one or two, but 13! I was reading a story to my 3-year-old great-niece recently (Princess Sweetie Pie) and she reached up and touched one of them with her index finger and said “ouwee”. It was a moment right out of “ET: the Extra-Terrestrial” where he raises his index finger and it glows red. Except it was my zit that was glowing red! Anyway, I said “yes, I have lots of ouwees” and started reading again. Wonder if when she is 58-years-old and one of her earliest memories of me are the great-aunt with lots of “ouwees”? I shudder at the thought!
I’m a slug – sit all day at my computer and then all night in front of the TV. The only time this pattern changes is when I’m visiting elderly relatives or leave the house to shop (and I hate to shop!). On occasion, I meet girlfriends for lunch or dinner, but the rest of the time I’m a slug.
So, this morning I weighed myself, vowing to start over again. I weigh (drum roll please) 263 pounds.
Last diet go-around, I found I was much more accountable if I weighed myself every day. Sometimes it was discouraging because it might be several days before I would log a loss, and sometimes, it would reflect a gain. But, if I weigh myself daily, rather than weekly, I think I’ll be more successful.
Tip of the Month:
Weigh yourself every day and record the results.
So, my goals for this month?
Weigh myself every day and record the results – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Be mindful about what I eat and record what I eat; don’t count calories, but record what I eat and how much.
Drinks lots of water; not really a problem for me because I don’t drink sodas very often.
- Get rid of the zits!
We’ll see how it goes…baby steps!