UPDATE – Feeling Good

I know I said I wouldn’t do it, but I did. I stepped on the scale this morning. I needed to see if I did gain more weight. I was pleasantly surprised that I stayed the same. It was also a relief. I was worried that I gained over the holidays. Now that I know I have been the same weight since October, I feel good.

My body has found the weight it wants to be at. That’s a good thing. Now I can focus on getting some type of movement into my days and switch up a bit of my foods. Most of my craving are gone. I did crave a cheeseburger from McD’s but I got on from Wendy’s instead. It was yummy and it took care of that craving. Sure I could eat burgers daily but I dont need to.

Yesterday I had an avocado for the first time in a bout 2 months. Oh it was tasty! I think slowly I will add back some foods that I haven’t had since I was doing keto. All those foods were no interest to me. Now I can see that I will eat some of them again. I have hardly wanted any meats or veggies Now I am starting to want them again.

Fitness

I have been trying to decide what I can do for exercise. Something that I can enjoy doing. I am thinking weight lifting, Tai-chi, maybe yoga. Simple, easy on my body. I don’t need to be all sweaty and worn out.  I bought some resistance bands and am using those. 10 mins a day to start. I need to go slow since it’s been a while. I will add 10 mins more next week.

Changing up my foods too. Going to try to have more veggies. Not easy to do since they aggravate my IBS. So I really need to be careful and not over do it or eat the wrong veggies. Maybe a veggie soup? Need to find some easy soup recipes. Salad sounds yummy but only a few times a week or its to much veggie.

Happy New Year 2022!

Wow, another year gone. 2021 went by so fast. I don’t think I actually remember anything special about it. Other than covid. I had an awakening about diets. I got a new tattoo.  And there was snow for Christmas.

I think I made some big changes. The biggest being that I quit dieting. I cleaned up all my social apps. Got rid of all the crazy diet info people. No more before/after pics, no fitness freaks, no keto recipes. I have also stopped weighing myself. Last time was my birthday and I have no plans to do it again unless I need to for doctors and such.

I know I ate a lot of sweets over the holidays, but it was all so yummy. Its the first time in 10 years that I have let myself eat without guilt at Christmas time. It felt great. Yes, my clothes are a bit tight and my belly is bloated, but I dont care. I am happy.

I didn’t make any resolutions. I dont want to feel guilt or let down by not doing what I say. Instead I am going to say that I am planning to start eating healthier meals and I want to do some weight lifting. No, not cardio or anything that makes me sweat and my body hurt. I want to do something that I will enjoy. When I was younger I liked weight lifting. I am going to try it and see if I still enjoy it. If I do, then that will be my exercise plan. I only want to do what I like doing. No more “I need to exercise” now it will be “I want to weight lift or go for a walk”. That is the attitude I am hoping to develop. I have no idea how long it will take. My goal is to get stronger, not fit. Fit is not the reason for what I am doing. I need to get my body stronger so I can do more and be more active.

This is not about weight loss or becoming a fitness freak. This is for me.