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Beginning of June musing

Friday, June 05, 2020

I watched a Youtube video on CBT today. I found it very inspiring and resolved to restart the good things in my life that have always brought good results. I HAVE been exercising 6x a week for four weeks now. I wish I could say I had dropped pounds and/or inches but no visible results. My size 14 capris don't seem to feel as tight as they did last month though; I am wearing them as I write this, have been wearing them all day.

Still, results or not, I know that taking the time to record what I eat as soon as possible after I eat it brings good results. Better results would come from planning what I am going to eat probably but let's take baby steps [grin.] Also, the CBT presenter reminded me of the Food Plate and I am going to keep that image in my mind when I think of my next meal. I really don't want to step on the scale because I feel it would discourage me. Last time I weighed myself--having been really observant for a week--I had GAINED a pound and a half. Lord knows what it will look like because I haven't been calorie counting for a couple of weeks.

My BMI at last glance was 29.6, a whisker away from obesity. A trainer friend of mine said that I really shouldn't be looking at the scale. But if not the scale, what? Another factor of health, risk of cardiovascular disease is, of course, waist to hip ratio. Well, my waist is 33 and my hips are 44 so the ratio is .75 so that one is okay. Height to weight--5'2" and 162, well the result is similar to the BMI, I am teetering on obese. And I don't know what my body fat % is. I used to have one of those scales for it but it never seemed accurate.

I probably will weigh myself tomorrow morning. And, no matter what the result is, I will just plain commit to recording my calories, following the Food Plate, exercise and hope that by end June I will have moved away from that obesity line.
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