Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30, Daily diet and fitness diary

Another good day of food management. Eating at home is a big help. I'll have to be careful tonight as I think we will be eating out. I know there are good choices to be made eating out, but the variety of tasty not-so-good-for-you foods can be an obstacle to making those good choices.
I did push my protein intake up a bit, but need to keep it a little higher.

Still nothing on the getting back to fitness road other than being more active by doing some yard work. I did a little work in our yard on Tuesday, mowed and trimmed at Hannah's yesterday and will be mowing and trimming ours today.

Scale is moving in the right direction and looks like I'll be at -5 for week one!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June 29, Daily diet and fitness diary

Another good food day. Probably need to up my protein intake, especially as I add in exercise.
It's right around 100g for the past two days. Yesterday's activity was nothing more than a little yard work. Today's will be more of the same.

Although early weight loss is not very indicative of how things are really going, it is nice to see some negative movement on the scale already. I'm going back to 3 consecutive days at or below a weight to claim it -- and I'm more concerned with how I look and feel than with what I weigh.

Looking forward to another good day.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28, Daily diet & fitness diary

Yesterday proved to be a good (re)start to the new healthy lifestyle.
Although I didn't get any exercise in, I managed a good (and pretty light) diet day. Up with early morning coffee and then a much later breakfast. It was really more lunch time and I had a grilled chicken Caeser salad and iced tea. Grilled chicken sandwich and potato chips was supper -- yeah, I know--I could have done without the chips. daytime snacks included a cup of strawberries with a little cream (2x), a serving of greek yogurt, and a protein bar.

I'm going to go back to really limiting soda (I don't drink that much to begin with) and drink more tea and water, maybe using some fruit infused water some of the time.

Today, I'm starting with a good protein and frozen fruit smoothie. I'll take in more calories today, but also plan on a little exercise. Shrimp and chicken fried rice is on the menu for tonight. Calories on that will be a guess at best, but I will still figure out an estimate and keep a log.

One day at a time.

Be well,

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday morning reflections

It's the last Monday morning of June and I have to admit that I've had some pretty humbling revelations during the month of June.

A family wedding and several kids' camps have netted a few photographs of yours truly and they weren't pretty pictures!
While I have certainly been aware that I have put back about half of the weight I lost a couple of years ago, seeing it from the perspective of others -- wow! I probably need to print a couple of those pics and keep them posted where they will remind me of just how unhealthy I look.

And I definitely need to be more vigilant about my diet.

Even though I have not been too active (walking, yoga, etc.) lately, I still believe in eat for weight management and exercise for fitness as a way of taking care of one's self. I need to get back to doing both!

I find that logging foods during the day is the best way to keep track of the calories and types of foods I eat. I also find it to be a pain in the butt -- clearly a figurative lesson in "no pain, no gain."
I think that the inactivity of my retirement has also led to more enjoyment of food as a means of entertainment and a means of satisfying pleasure cravings and viewing food less as a means of fueling my body. The consequences of those perceptions are pretty evident in the pictures and on the scale.

So --
Not gonna wait until July or after the holiday weekend. I see no point in wasting the few remaining days of June and the beginning of July. Today I am back to faithfully logging food intake and eating for a healthy lifestyle. Like before, I'm just not going to go crazy with the fitness/exercise stuff. That's just not me and doesn't work well when I try to force it. Walking, cycling on the stationary bike, and a little yoga is about all I plan to engage in and probably not on an everyday basis.

I think that another thing that may help me in my weight management is to keep posting my progress. I know that not many people read this blog, but writing my progress (or lack of it) will keep me aware of it and hopefully, on track.

Here goes!

Be well,