It has been 25 days since I made a commitment to try and improve my wellness and to lose some weight.
So far, I have lost one pound and worked to improve my eating habits and the frequency of my exercise. I have not achieved the magnificent weight loss I intended.
On paper, losing weight seems so easy. Set a goal, describe a behavior to change …. substantial weight loss is only a pen stroke away.
Then the excuses begin. It is Christmas time and eating is part of the celebration. Those cookies look so delicious. And they have sprinkles! A taste of chocolate would feel really good right now. It is too cold outside to walk. I need to watch this program on TV. I will begin again tomorrow.
I will always have excuses. However I have made some changes for the better and I need to focus on maintaining these. I have been drinking more fluids. I have brought my evening eating under control most of the time. I did not over-indulge at the parties I have attended.
What I have not done is reduce my caloric intake to match my metabolic requirements. Calories in, calories out.
When I went to the dietician, she said increasing my metabolism would occur if I:
- exercise more regularly
- eat regularly through the day
- include protein at every meal
If I look at my goals, both short and long-term, they are designed to help increase my metabolism. All I have to do is keep working to reach them. So easy on paper.
Best always, Alexandra