I lost weight from late 2007 to early 2009. It’s now late 2010 and I haven’t lost weight.
The things that were successful during that time?
- Tracking everything I ate and adding calories
- Ate most of my carbs early in the day
- Limited snacking
- Very little consumption of beer
- Weighing myself daily
From early 2009 to now this has turned into:
- Not keeping track of anything I eat
- A lot of exercise, but nearly all of it cycling
- Food binging
- Higher consumption of beer
- Weighing myself sporadically
I will be accountable again. I will track what I eat (although I’m going to forgo the calorie counting). I will weigh everyday. I will post what I eat here (sometimes).
As I said in my last post, there are several changes I’m making. They started this morning.
I was actually off to a bad start. I didn’t want to cook, and due to laziness I still needed to wash dishes. I hadn’t been to the grocery store so I had nothing quick, easy, and healthy around the house. So, I just didn’t eat.
Around 3:00pm, I was too hungry, and went looking through cupboards again. I spotted the oatmeal. I had given up on oatmeal a while back when I started following the paleo-diet. Now that I’m back to my original weight-loss plan, paleo is out the window.
I put 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup water, and a dash of salt in a large cup, and microwaved it for 2 minutes. I stirred it, added a small pat of butter and some cinnamon. I did not add sugar. It was a late lunch after skipping breakfast, but it’ll do.
The dishes are nearly done. I’ll cook a proper dinner tonight. I’ll go grocery shopping tomorrow (after the RCCS ride).
I have some other changes I need to make. I need to start doing some more exercises to strengthen my core and upper body. I need to drink more water. I need to limit my coffee consumption to one pot per day.