Today's weight is: 253.2 Still up by 1 pound, but it's still time of the month.
Losing weight is a simple formula, I burn more calories than I take in. To burn one pound I must have a deficit of 3,500 calories. Easy, right? Not so right when you have a food addiction. Sometimes I crave food and I don't even care what the food is, just as long as it is a food and I'm eating it. My therapist is teaching me how to stop this. Before I put food in my mouth I stop and think about why I am eating. Am I really hungry? Am I bored, tired, angry, sad? None of these? If none, then what happened earlier that might have caused me to blank out (or numb) to the point where I wanted food to fill the void? What is it I'm needing to deal with, but I'm not I'm using food to deal with it? I do this more often then I'd like to admit. Stopping myself from eating mindlessly (or worse, the times I don't stop myself and I just eat). I'm working on it, I'm getting better, I know I can do this. If anything I don't want to have to go back next Wednesday and tell my therapist that I couldn't control my mindless eating and gained weight. I know the symptoms, I know what to do, I just have to do it!
I am going to kick this weights butt! I upped my workout, 20 minutes of DVD and then 30 of WiiFit Free Step. That wears me out, I'm exhausted. But I don't stretch enough, and the kids want to be involved so very much, so I'm going to do a yoga video afterwards that they can do with me. And I'm lacking any strength training, so I'm going to add one of those in too... perhaps I should do the strength training video before the yoga, that would make more sense.
At any rate, I have the time to spend on working out, so why not go for it and really push? As long as I wake up early I'll have the time to do all of that. Plus, 4 days a week we go to the pool, which is a mild workout too.
Food is the bane of my existence. Okay, maybe I'm being dramatic, lol. I need to eat more calories for lunch, just zucchini and red sauce might taste yummy and filling, but it does not have enough carbs or protein to hold me over till dinner. So maybe add a chicken breast in? Something that will keep me from getting hungry. I would happily eat my zoodles for lunch and dinner they are so good, but it would not see me through till the next meal. I've got my Juice Plus+ Complete bars that have 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. They make a great snack and take me forever to eat usually. I can use those to help tide me over. But I still need to make my meals have more sustainability. I'll get with DH and see what we can't come up with.
I have an awful headache. It started out small, so I tried to work out and that made it so much worse. Never try to work out with a headache!! I've taken something and may go lay down if it doesn't get better soon. I'll work out this afternoon, once the headache is gone.