Evaluating my progress
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
So a while back I declared a commitment to honest calorie counting. I posted the counts for a few days, but then I thought maybe y'all didn't need to hear my same song 15th verse. At any rate, when I first started counting calories, I discovered, much to my horror, that I was consuming around 2500 calories daily. I've since brought it down to about 1800 on average. I've discovered I can make a decent fruit and veggie smoothie, and I've discovered that when I'm not absolutely starving, I can say "no" to processed foods. My clothes feel looser, but I am not seeing a ton of weight loss. That doesn't surprise me since I know I'm still eating too many calories, so that's a continuing battle. Another battle on the horizon is to develop a daily exercise routine that's sustainable. My pattern right now is to way over do on either exercise or physically demanding projects (like painting) and then be down for the count for a few days. I feel like I've done a lot of mental work, and I feel that's something a lot of diet plans/weight loss strategies/whatever you call them don't address adequately. So I know this is kind of a boring blog, but I needed to evaluate this journey "on paper" so that I can take stock and move forward. Thanks for listening.