I haven't been on for a month with moving continents, settling into the new job et al., and everything is going great, except that I have majorly fallen of the wagon and I'm finding it a little difficult motivating myself to actually do what I need to in order to get back on. I was doing calorie counting and had settled into that (I was quite a calorie ****) but now I don't have control over preparation of any of my meals except breakfast and African food is kind of dense and calorie-intense and oh-so-good in that way that everything that's bad for you is... Anyway I've kind of been a mess diet wise.
As for exercise, I'm on and off. I joined a gym and have had a couple of weeks when I'm really dedicated and then a couple when I've been awful. And even though the diet is not 100% within my control, the exercise is and I know I should be better.
When I left New Orleans a month ago, I was 234 lb and over the past 3 weeks I've stayed around 236 lbs which I suppose considering how badly I've backslidden isn't irreparably horrible. What it means though is that I'm totally off-plan to be 207 lbs by Christmas (maybe I'll make that my valentine goal)... quite honestly at this point if I can be 225 lb by the end of the year (Dec. 31), I'll consider it a huge huge success because that would mean I lost 50 lbs in 2009. Anyway so that's what I'm working towards,now. So to that end, I'm stating here (in the hopes it will keep me accountable), I need to do the following:
1.) get back in control of what I eat, at least quantity-wise,
2.) make the best food choices for my plan as opposed to my favourite
3.) stop snacking on crap just because the people around me are
4.) exercise at least 30 minutes in some form everyday
5.) weigh in 2ce a week and stop avoiding the scale so that I can ignore the damage I'm doing
6.) remind myself why this is important and visit 3fc at least 3ce a week for accountability and support.
Ok so it's about 2a.m. and I'm about to go to bed. When I wake up, no more fooling around... I need to get back on plan. It's good to be back and hopefully being back here will inspire me as it did before.... My month of putzing is over. Back to work!