DAY 16 SMOKE FREE
Sunday, October 25, 2015
I am on day 16 of smoke free. Made it through 2 weeks and starting week 3. The support from my sister who has over 240 days smoke free has been amazing. I also have an I CAN QUIT group that I participate in.
Today was the weigh-in for my 50+ Members with 50-99 lbs to lose. I have posted a gain for the week- yikes!! It isn't a huge deal, but I want to watch those sneaky little one pounds, they add up. My mini goal was to weigh in at 275 today- and I weighed in at 284.5 about 10 pounds short- so I need to reset my goals and expectations. If enthusiasm counted, I would be skinny- LOL. You have to do the hard work needed to achieve the goal.
I am not being mean to myself, but the reality is that you don't get to take short cuts and expect outstanding results. I have been cutting back on the calories, even though I know that you have to eat to lose weight ( weird huh). I haven't remained as focused on food, because I am using all my energy to fight my inner brat on the cigarettes. I think I am wearing her down. I had put my food on autopilot, which is great. I am getting my daily requirements 95% of the time, but I haven't been eating enough veggies.
The biggest thing that I am not doing is getting enough movement. I am beginning to hate the word exercise, but I can accept that I need to move more. So less computer time and more time doing something that doesn't require sitting.
I cleaned out the pantry yesterday, and I can think of quite a few projects that will keep me moving. After church, I will paint our address numbers, and spiff up our front patio. And then I will prep the veggies I got yesterday so they are ready without having to anything but grab them. That should keep me out of trouble for a couple of hours ;)
More later- gotta get off the computer!