I have spent the last couple of months addressing some my food issues. I say some because they are many. I’ve talked about my chocolate addiction, calorie elimination, those nasty gremlins that shrink your clothes, my love/hate relationship with scales, my lack of will power, stress eating and rebellion. Now it is time to stop talking and start walking.I began my nutrition program last weekend. Not a total conversion, but half. If I wait for total commitment it will not happen. Something is better than nothing, right? So here are my beginning measurements:
- Weight: 212.5 lbs
- Bust: 46″
- Waist: 46″
- Thigh: 28″ (2 inches bigger than my waist in high school . . . .much sadness)
- Upper Arm: 15.5″
- Clothing size: 20
Attitude and Perspective
Though by definition I am obese this word conjures up pictures of severe dieting, deprivation, depression and failure. I choose to look at it differently. My body has been storing for the next famine. I have excellent insulation for cold weather. In case of a water landing it can be used as a flotation device.
Baby Steps Will Change a Lifetime of Bad Habits
I’m starting with the meal schedule and portion size. I have developed the habit of having a glass of milk in the morning and then not eating until noon or later. Then I would each a huge lunch and snack the rest of the afternoon. Now I start my day with a glass of chocolate milk because it is all I can stomach when I get up. I have a healthy snack about mid-morning. I eat a lite and balanced lunch. I have a snack about mid-afternoon. I eat dinner at our regular time and then have a small protein rich snack before bed. I’m already feeling better and have more energy.
My goal is 75 lbs gone within a year. That is about 1.4 lbs per week. I’m not looking to get back my pin-up figure from high school.