...to clean and healthy living...
My body weight is stuck.
Stuck stuck stuck.
Like a pig!
I told Joseph this morning that I need to make a concerted effort.
And he sort of paused and agreed.
He's looking good, though, getting in shape and losing some extra pounds.
I must do the same. Cannot be let behind.
No. Not a competitive bone in my body...
So, I am just trying to jot down the things that lead to good health and good weight and good mental well-being.Step One: Exercise
Okay. I am doing this. This is good. It's not like I am running, biking, yoga-ing, lifting, ab-ing, pilates-ing every single day like I want to, but I am doing something everything single day.
Okay. I am doing something at least 5-6 days a week.
Maybe 5 on average. But the point is that I am doing something.
Sheesh.Step Two: er... hmmm. Let's see. Oh. Okay. Eat Breakfast.
I do this, too. Every single day, I have breakfast.
Okay. So a poptart in the morning isn't exactly the slow-burn glycemic kind but I have a snack mid-morning and this is a good jump starter for me.
I have one box of poptarts left. One box plus 3 poptarts from a previous box. Each box contains 4 silver-wrapped packages. each package has 2 poptarts. I eat one. And why not? If you read the label, it's plainly written that ONE poptart
is a single serving - around 200 empty calories, ahem - and I can only eat one anyway. And no, why should it matter that the packaging belies the nutritional info? Nay, actually serves to lead you astray? Read
, people, read
.!!Step Three: Okay. It's getting harder... hmmm... Eat many little meals a day
Okay. I TRY to do this and I can be better. I must admit it. I tend to eat FEW little meals a day because of the nasty habit of forgetting to eat, or not eating when I am stressed out even when I am hungry. I am doing better on this one.Step Four: Eat more fruit
I am doing really badly on this one. I forget to eat! See Step Three above. I do carry a piece of fruit around with me but what a PIA! You gotta peel it or something. Yes. It's what we Asians do. we do not eat peels and we insist on cutting up our fruit into tiny little pieces. Comes from the fact that we cut up all other foods so we can eat them chopsticks. No sawing at the table for us! Sheesh.
I read about precut fruit - it's a bit pricey but it's not cheaper than buying fruit that goes bad because you don't eat it. At this point, I figure I've got hundreds dollars in bad fruit that I could have used if I had bought pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-bagged fruit! Gonna write this one down for the next shopping trip.Step Five: Add more fiber - veggies, etc
This is tough in the winter. I don't like winter veggies. Okay. It's not that don't like
winter veggies, it's that... well... not sure. It also adds to the amount of food I have to eat. I think maybe we should cut back on the non-veggie food and add a salad every single night. Hmmm... that might be a good idea. Spinach salad. Love it. Why not?Step Six: Sigh... ok ok ok... Cut out the alcohol.
And this one has been a stumper. I think I need to cut the alcohol out for a couple of weeks and see what happens. Okay. Tonight. I. Start.Sigh
And with that, depression hits me so I am going to stop.
I know there are twelve steps. All the other programs have twelve steps, and so must I!
As soon as I think of more, I will blog them down.Sigh
Well, three things to work on. No. 6 things to work on. Sigh
Went to the gym - ran 3 miles. Got a late start so I cut it back from the planned four. Whatever. I need to overhaul the workout schedule.Wednesday:
Did not run this morning... Got out of bed, did my usual stretch, and WHAM, major jab in the left psoas area. WAH!!! I had HILLS and I was actually looking forward to them. The plan is to take it easy, take the day off, do Yoga later - gently, and hope that it clears up for tomorrow. Gotta do HILLS!