30 September 2011

One step forward, two steps back

That's what I feel like lately. Every time I get something going, bam!! Something happens to shut me down. I was just getting into an exercise routine and ready to start running again when Bam!!! I sprain my ankle. The actual ankle problem is something that not only goes back 6 years, but is something I believe is not going to be easily fixed. So I could do like I normally do, just ignore it and go on with working out, maybe start running, whatever. But that really hasn't worked well for me. So I think it's time to try something different.

I have really been lying to myself about my food intake. I have been eating an exorbitant amount of food lately and telling myself it's not much. I have been eating sweets like they are going out of style. Yesterday I had 4 macaroon cookies (fat ones), a small piece of cake with the thickest, sweetest icing ever, and more cake and ice cream later that night. Yeah, that was probably about 1,000 calories in sweets alone. Then I ate food. So my thinking is, right at this point I can't do a whole lot of exercise but I can watch what I eat. I can also make sure I don't spend too much time not moving.

The plan: track what I eat so I can quit fooling myself. Eat reasonably and limit sweets to once a day. Avoid junk food - which should not be a problem since I have a fridge full of fruits and veggies. And don't sit at my computer for more than an hour at a time. I have a whole list of things I want to do around the house so I can work on school work for an hour then go do something around the house. School work for another hour then go do something. Rather then just sitting on my butt for 4 hours in a row. I can go take a walk in my neighborhood. I have 3 dogs ready to walk at the drop of a hat. We can cruise and see if there are any houses for rent by owner cause our friend is looking for a place. There are so many things I can do yet I find myself sitting in front of this computer staring at the screen. This has to stop.

I just need to get a little bit of a handle on things. I just need to feel a little bit in control and in charge of my eating and my weight. Baby steps, baby steps. Right now I'm going to have a bowl of cereal then take Bella to the beach. The beach always puts me in a good frame of mind.

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