Making My Way Back
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I bought the spark activity tracker the other day and have started using it. It has been quite a long time since I have done any kind of exercise at all, so I decided that for the first few days, I would just wear it to get the baseline of my activity, and boy, I am even more sedentary than I thought I was. So now that I have established that, I have decided that I am going to go back to the gym and join up, especially since this feels like the winter that will not end. I am going to start walking on the treadmill, and hope to work myself up to 30 minutes a day at a good pace within a couple of weeks.
I have also been trying to take a hard look at my eating. Not just how much I eat, but what I physically put in my mouth. I am not a fan of omitting entire classes of food from a diet, because I think that is an unreasonable way to eat..you lose the weight but sooner or later, you are going to eat that other stuff, whatever you are omitting. So I have come up with a plan that I think can work for me. For the last several days, I have completely omitted grain from my breakfast and lunch, and had moderate amounts at dinner. I have really loaded up with the protein and the fruit at breakfast, eaten a good combination of protein and veggies and a yogurt at lunch, and felt very satisfied. I don't find myself starving at dinner at all, but having the grain then does seem to fill me up and make me feel full, to ward off those nighttime eating urges. I am also trying to stay away from as much sugar as possible, including artificial sweeteners.
I think that once I start combining this new eating pattern with more physicality, I will feel better and more energetic. It has been a very tough last year for me and my family, but I think that as spring approaches, we are ready to move forward in a positive way and shed the malaise and sadness of the last year. Looking forward to getting back to a healthy lifestyle again, it has been way too long.
I hope my Sparkbuddies who are still around are doing well. Have a great day!!