Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Redeveloping Good Habits...

After the heartwarming discussion I had with my Dad concerning my weight loss efforts things have sort of fallen into place. My exercising has been consistent and I'm really paying attention to my food intake. I measure my food and make entries on Myfitnesspal. It really helps because I at least, have a fair idea of how many calories I'm taking in. 

I also started doing squats. Trust me when I say it's no joke. Doing overhead squats with the exercise ball helps me work my arms, back and thighs at the same time. I love that cos even with exercise I love to multitask ;-). 

My water intake has also increased significantly. It's not even noon and I've almost finished the 1.5L bottle of water sitting on my desk.
My desk is always a crazy mess; no matter how much I tidy it up.

And my veggies intake has increased significantly. In addition to the cabbage, lettuce and peppers, I've discovered these.

They consist of peas, carrots, green beans and sweetcorn. I use these because it is more affordable to buy  as compared to getting the individual components separately. I do plan on trying the oriental mix version too. 

I also decided to take it easy on the scale. I know I said I would post my weekly weigh ins before but, I don't want to discourage myself with a number. Imagine how crazy I would go if after all the hard work the scale doesn't budge. The muscle theory does not really stop me from feeling bad and I would hate to do that to myself. I may weigh in monthly but for now I would like to focus on the good habits I'm redeveloping.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Change Is Coming....

Wow! Didn't realize that so much time has passed since I last blogged. Work has been crazy, life has been crazy and, as if that wasn't enough, I came down with Malaria on Tuesday. It was just awful lying in bed as I kept being hit with dizzying headaches. Made me realize that I need to take better care of myself.

That being said, I've decided to reboot my weight loss engine. After months of consideration, I've decided to give up meat for a while. I may eat meat once a week or fortnightly; haven't really made a final decision on that. I also realized that my weight loss has stalled for a while due to my bad eating habits so I'm going back to the starting point. Thankfully, I've been keeping a food journal so I'm going to do all the good things that had the weight coming off.

I guess my decision to do this came at the right time because I actually had a very serious discussion concerning my diet and weight this morning. I was glad we did because it reminded me that I will always have the support of family no matter what.

And I guess the weekly weigh-ins are going to be making a comeback on this blog. :-)

Gotta go get on the elliptical now. Have a great weekend my friends.