So after my month of not doing so well I’ve decided to make some changes.  I’m going to stop weighing weekly for one thing.  I think that it discourages me far too much when I don’t move down much or at all.  I know many people have told me in the past to stay off of the scale, but I always had to have that number to prove I was doing what I should be doing.  Well, no more.  I’ll still weigh myself but it might only be once per month or something like that.  That way, if I don’t lose weight in a month I KNOW I am doing something wrong.

I’m also going to stop trying to preserve calories until the end of the day.  I do that a lot and have been since I started this change.  I try to stockpile them all up and then use them all at the end of the day with my protein shake.  Now, I love my protein shake and don’t plan on getting rid of it, but I need to spread those calories out through the day instead of holding onto them until the end.  It may not make any real big difference since I am eating the same amount of calories throughout the day, but there are times when I simply can’t fit them all in at the end and I end up being WAY under my calories.  Also, why punish myself throughout the day just to have a bigger “dessert” when I can eat more all day long?

Now about the gym…

Since my back is feeling better I went back to the gym.  And at first I didn’t really want to, but I did it anyway.  And about 5 minutes into it, I was glad I was there.  I missed the sweat, the exertion, the warm muscles and the ache afterwards.  My back still isn’t 100% and I am still waiting to lift weights until I am sure I won’t do any damage, but it was nice to get back on the treadmill.

Here’s hoping with all of these changes that the future will be brighter and I will continue on the path I started.

Meals:

Breakfast – Homemade Egg McMuffin
Lunch – Tortilla Rollups
Dinner – Quinoa burgers with soup
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran

Exercise:

45 minutes of walking at work

3.69 miles on the treadmill

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