I can’t explain completely why I’m not into this blog anymore. It took a few tries to remember my password. I’m not really inspired with the weight loss battle so much anymore. I’m not sure if I can call it maintenance, as I seem to be gaining about a pound per month. Or was, I’ve been stable for a few months. I’m not happy at a BMI of 27, but I’m figuring it out, still going to the gym, occasional hikes, biking to work shuttle, etc. Maybe I should look at it another way, my weight is surprisingly good considering I all but eat ad-libitum. But my regular eating isn’t the problem, it’s the crap at work, restraint only goes so far. Cookies, pizza, bread/cheese, all stuff I’m not looking for, but every once in a while, I eat anyway. We just moved buildings, there should be much less of that stuff now. And I work on the second floor, have meetings on the third, and walk up and down the stairs, and back to our old building frequently, so there’s a lot more NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis – moving not for the intent of exercise). Still, the food thing is hard, in the long run. It’s much easier for me to skip meals, especially dinner, than be strict with the food. I have to find a level of restraint that works, but won’t stress me out. There’s no sense in doing anything that I can’t do long-term, especially since I recognize that it’s only going to get harder, as I get older.
It makes me uncomfortable sometimes to read some of the diet blogs, I sincerely believe that your body will adust to what you do to it, to a great extent. I don’t want to be stuck eating 1200 kcals/day for the rest of my life, or no carbs, or no fat, or no sugar, or anything like that. Just not going to happen. If I was a betting woman, I’d estimate I average about 2500/day now, which is too much, even for as much as I exericse.
I’ll get there. I’m not giving up, I’m just more focused on fixing my mind, which is a way bigger problem. BTW, congratulate me, I got a job, with benefits and all, first health insurance in almost a decade. I’m curious to check blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, other things. I think I’m healthy, I exercise often, sometimes intensely, and I eat my 5+ servings of fruits/veggies most days. I have some unhealthy behaviors, along with my weakness for cheese and bacon, that I would also like to get a grip on.
Well, don’t really know if anybody is even reading this, but if you are, hope you’re having a great day!