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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ban the peanuts…

… it’s time to get serious.

I told you some time last week (in my Cold weather, hot flashes & hormones post)  that my weight has creeped up since I lost the 60 pounds. I don’t want to tell you how much I weigh now, but I guess I can’t get around it. Well, I can, but then I think the accountability may make a difference. I now weigh 179 pounds (I could of sworn it said 175 last week!). That’s about a 19-pound gain. SAD FACE, SIGH!

Seeing that number in print really makes me a little sad. Over the past week, since I wrote that post, I have done a lot better with increasing my fruits, which was never really a problem, and vegetables intake. I haven’t been eating as much, but I think I know the weigh-gain culprit. The roasted peanuts. Now, if I would simply start working out and only eat the serving size or less of the peanuts then I think some changes would occur.

image But I haven’t. I’ve begun stretching and doing some yoga, but not on a regular basis. My emotional eating is less because I haven’t bought anything fattening, per se, but I do load up on those peanuts. Lucky for me I’m not a basic food eater – meaning that I won’t eat a pot of mac and cheese or anything like that. But I will eat half the bag of peanuts.

Jan-May 09 150 What am I going to do about it besides talk? Good question. Hormones (need to get those soy supplements) and pain (need to talk to my doctor again about my meds) makes me absolutely super, extra lazy, but I’m going to keep moving forward with my stretching and yoga.

Today I received for review Yoga, which is Putumayo’s first CD release that features songs to accompany yoga practice and be a relaxing soundtrack for daily life (I’ll be doing a review of it very soon and give you more information about it so keep your eyes open.) and I’ll get back to doing one of my favorite yoga routines. Slowly but surely I need to get a handle on this part of my life before it gets out of control.

I have a few ideas in mind as well, but there are also areas of my life that I need to clean up and organize. I believe that once some other things get in order and some of the stress of a few situations is resolved, I’ll be better able to focus on doing these types of things for myself.

So once again, wish me luck as I begin my quest to lose weight again. First of all, right in this moment, I’m going to be thankful that I haven’t gained back 60 pounds. Now I have a three-part goal:

  1. Lose 20 pounds
  2. Incorporate movement, stretching and yoga into my everyday life
  3. Lose another 20 pounds

image Yes, I want to lose 40 pounds total by the end of March 2011.

What are your weight loss and/or healthy eating goals? Let’s do this together!

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