I don't really have anything earth shaking to say. If anybody has even noticed I haven't been posting and thought "there he goes again", that is not the case. Apart from a 2-3 day stretch last week where I ate crappily and I did it with style, I am actually in a really good place right now. I have come to accept that I am not using the "Incredible Shrinking Man" method this time, opting for the "Credible Shrinking Man" routine instead. I have come to find that one thing that calorie tracking does for me is that it keeps my imagination from running away about how many calories I had today. I have come to find that if I am not able to get to a paper and write down my calories, I start imagining that I am probably at 3,000 calories!! The tracking has really helped me begin to understand that realistically, I would have to go on a full on binge to get there, especially with the food I have been eating. Nice segue there to my next point. I think healthy eating really is starting to be my lifestyle, not my lifestyle change I am making. I love veggies and fruits now. I had cale chips the other day and LOVED them! I also have been putting away the almonds pretty regular. Kathy is still doing a great job with dinner prep for me, and also keeping the junk out of the house.
I think the thing that I am most proud of is the fact that my physical fitness level is getting noticabaly better. Silly little things like it doesn't feel like I am dragging a plow around behind me when I walk in Wal Mart, and great big things like how I am getting more and more pull ups (disclaimer: using an assist band on them) and I have gone up significantly on my weights in the resistance training part of my workout. Also, my cardio is improving!! I finished a program on the Arc Trainer today that was killing me, and now it isn't easy, but by the time I was done today, I was thinking it may be time to go to level 4! Also, I decided I was being a chicken sh*t about running a 5k and I was worried about the time I would put up. I gave up hanging on to the fact I ran on in 27 minutes in my peak, and decided I am going out, doing my best and starting to whittle away at that time to get it better.
I guess all in all, my point is that it has been a good few weeks. I can't wait until all this crappy winter weather is gone. I went out in the back yard during a break in the snow the other day and spotted a few projects I want to undertake when the weather improves. I sure hope that all of us are moving forward and seeing little bits of success and big bits of success! I really am excited to be feeling like this change is the one that takes!