Slippin' and Slidin'
Feb 19, 2015
What happens when you put your head in the sand and ignore the basics? Weight gain happens! In one year I put on 20 pounds, which is absolutely ridiculous. Part of that is my winter Seasonal Affective Disorder - I gravitate towards carbs, get sluggish and depressed until Spring rolls back around. But really it's just taking my eye off the prize.
So I'm back to logging my meals (honestly even) in MyFitnessPal, focusing on the protein and ditching the nasty carbs. I'm getting to know my body pretty well; I knew it would take three days of misery and cravings when I stopped the sugar, but then it would seem normal again. The hunger really does lessen. I'm doing 1200 calories a day, which is reasonable to lose weight, even though it will likely come off more slowly than when I was at 800 calories a day.
Summer is right around the corner, and I'm on moving from Texas to Minnesota, so stress will peak soon. I need to get the tools back in my arsenal to keep on track so that I can enjoy long walks, 5Ks, water sports, and gardening in the hot sun.