After my four months of screwing up and gaining weight, I am ready to kick my own butt and get back on track. I think part of my downfall was that I got bored and sort of burnt out over the same routine for almost a year and a half. I was really hoping that everything would just become routine after that length of time, but I guess I just got frustrated with it all. I tried going back to Fitday for a week and I am finding myself already slipping up and not logging my foods again. I think I need a complete change in my diet plan and I am looking for a fresh start. I would love some new ideas to refresh my plan, or some motivation to make a commitment once again!
Here is what I have so far for a new plan. Please keep in mind that I am on a very tight budget right now so joining a gym or organized activity is out of the question at this time. I also don't drive so I have to find local things to do. This does work in my favor because we walk or bike everywhere in my city so I already get a fair amount of exercise on an average day. I also tend to get overwhelmed and panicked by the thought of having to MAKE myself do a formal workout so I prefer outdoor walking or a casual plan.
New calorie counting site : myfitnesspal.com
New calorie allotment: 1200 - 1350
- brisk outdoor walking 3 times a week for 45 mins (3.5 miles)
- strength training twice a week
- possible cardio workout video 1-2 times a week
- cut out all of the refined sugars..once again
- continue with my usual diet plan during the day
- ***finally beat the night time eating*** This is my downfall!
- stop seeking desert after dinner, no matter how small
Eating after dinner is, by far, my toughest battle I am going to have to face. Even throughout my weight loss, I still ate at night but I just skipped breakfast so I could do it. I ate an entire bag of chips every night as a child, then progressed to dinner size portions as an adult. I need to break this cycle. It just has to stop, somehow.
I feel like a newbie coming here for advice LOL. I should be giving the advice as this is all old hat to me
. I guess everyone falls sometimes. I have chosen to get back up. Getting fat again is NOT an option!
Any suggestions or encouragement