26 April 2005

It has been an interesting couple of days.

I have been hovering at my current weight for almost a year now. I was really unclear as to why that was. I thought I was doing everything right. I was exercising - a lot- and I was eating Core (or so I thought!).

Last week I decided it was time to get really serious. I want to lose weight (I'm only 15lbs from goal) and I want to get fit and in shape. I decided it was time to see exactly what was going on. In truth I wanted to see which plan worked best for me. So I bought a spiral bound notebook to keep track of my exercises and my days. And I bought a new Journal from WW to keep track of my food. I'm keeping FitDay to track my calories, fat, protein, and carbs. In my Journal I'm tracking both the Core plan and the FlexPoints to see whick works best.

I quickly learned that I was not doing the Core plan or the Flex plan for that matter. I was doing Flo's plan. I was justifying what I was eating by saying it's cause I exercise so much. I do a lot of running and strength training and in my mind that meant I could eat more. What I didn't realize is that I was eating way too much. And while I thought most of the foods I was eating were were; there were a lot of high point foods that made up the difference. Oh yes, also, I was hungry.....

So the first couple of days I was hungry and ate more. Yesterday and today my appetite has gotten back under control and I'm not starving all the time. I actually ran for 40 minutes this morning without eating my banana first.

So what have I learned? I must journal everyday no matter what plan I'm following. I must follow a plan. I must exercise every single day. And I must make better choices....

Now I understand why I haven't been losing weight and now I know how to battle it.....

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