The RED Line
Saturday, April 28, 2018
My new health plan and lifestyle is a work in progress. I have been experimenting with all kinds of different methods to lose weight. The one thing that works best for me is just restricting my calories. I write EVERYTHING down. I measure and weigh relentlessly. The most important thing for me is to devise a plan that I can live with forever. Some of my strategies work. Some don't. Right now, I am aiming for 1000 calories per day. I can eat what I want in moderation. However, I have to log in the amount of calories I eat. No excuses. No forgetting to write it down. Honesty is paramount.
1000 calories isn't much at all. In fact, I am realizing why I gained so much weight in the first place. For example, I recently ate the actual recommended 2 oz serving of spaghetti. It made me laugh because before I was paying attention, I would eat three or four times that much. It is the same with stuff like ice cream. Yes. I still eat it. However, I now eat those tiny, little dixie cups worth 100 calories. I have seen past days in which I would eat more than half of a pint of Haagen Daz. I don't even want to think about how many calories that was.
I think I can live with this 1000 calorie per day thing. It is working. I am satisfied. I am a very little person. I am only 4'8" and it is sad I can't eat voluminous amounts tall people can eat. I can't. I have realized this and I am ready to face that fact.
It is all about choices. What do I want more? Do I want to fit into cute, small outfits or do I love ice cream sundaes more? It is all up to me.