I gained a quarter of a pound during the week. I fluctuated a pound or two throughout the week. I have several issues that I’ve got to get settled.
1) Scheduling. I can’t seem to find a schedule that seems to work. I want to be able to work out the same time every day, eat more or less at the same time every day and do everything else that I have to do. One thing that put a cramp in my schedule last week is that my truck stayed in the shop more than at home. I did get a chance to walk to the shop a couple of times and I was able to get some steps in. The shop is a little over a mile one way from my house.
2) Willpower. I love to eat sweets as does my wife. There is always something in this house that calls my name late at night. In fact, my wife made chocolate chip cookies last night. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have any. In fact, most are still there, in a container sealed with a plastic lid. I’m trying my best not to go into the kitchen. She is a fanatic when it comes to chocolate, especially when it comes to that special time of the month. I can and have told her not to purchase the stuff but alas, it somehow appears out of nowhere.
3) Energy. I have plans on getting out and going to the track or to the church and using their exercise equipment but when it’s time to go I find myself feeling tired and not wanting to go. If I do go, it’s like I have to force myself to get up and go. Once there I’m fine. I want to go above and beyond my current skillset and I end up hurting myself. I’ll give you an example. Last week I went to the track to walk about 45 minutes. I ended walking close to two hours because I wanted to push myself further and further. I hurt for several days after that. I just need to learn to take it easy until my body is ready.
I can do this. I have no doubt about it. After all, I lost close to 50 pounds the last time I stayed on this diet. And, if I recall, I had the same trouble getting started last time. The trouble is staying on a diet and keeping this weight off.
I have a hike planned for tomorrow and the next three days it’s supposed to rain. I’ll try and visit the church gym one of those three days that it’s supposed to be raining.
I confess to thinking that nothing is as hard as this weight loss journey. I would love to become an advocate for young people who are starting to show signs of a loss of control around food and tell them to chose better!!!
Cheering on your victories no matter how seemingly small!!
Tim Hughes Living with CML said:
Thanks for your comment. I think being an advocate would be very helpful in todays time. There are so many over weight people in our country. Maybe if someone told me that I might need to watch my weight earlier I might not be as heavy as I am now.
I’m on week 4 but only started this blog today x
Tim Hughes Living with CML said:
Good luck on your journey
good luck in your journey! I’m only 27 and already seeing the struggles of some serious weight gain, and trying my absolute hardest to lose it all (5 stone to lose in total). It’s a hard slog, but will be so worth it in the end! I’ve just started a blog to track my journey too, feel free to give it a read!
Justine Caffeine said:
You can do this. I’m 28 and I agree. It’s hard to make time, stay strong enough to avoid that delicious looking cake and to stay positive. Which is why I say again, you can do this. We can do this! 🙂