The last time
Monday, October 10, 2016
The last time I was active on SparkPeople I had a very different life. I was single, no kids, my mom was alive and I had a long distance relationship. I was married to my job.
4 years later, I am married, 3 stepkids, mom passed away and I am in the middle of perio-menopause hell....
But besides my weight and my Mom, I am much happier. Unfortunately, all my stress goes into eating and drinking. I really hate my fat. It's time to conquer it.
I have been reading about a new method... it seems to make sense. The author claims that skinny people don't "diet". They eat enough calories to maintain their skinny weight. So.... I am going to try that, as well as giving up sugar most days. Sugar is such a trigger for me, that I cannot control myself around it.
In the past I have not been good about writing about my weight progress, nor have I been good about consistently tracking calories. Both are important.
Exercise is another challenge. With 3 kids (50% of the time) a husband and a more-than-full-time-job) the last thing I want to do most days is exercise. But I know how important it is.
So this is my new regimen. Don't make promises to myself I can't keep. 1700 calories is my new "skinny" caloric intake. Tell other people what I am doing. Exercise 3 times/week.
No sugar or white flour most days. (once a month a treat....)