Similar to Oh, The Places You’ll Go but in quarantine you’re not going anywhere. Except maybe to flavor town.
I was going to post a weight gain in quarantine meme but then I read a few interesting articles about how those are more triggering and potentially damaging than I had thought, so I decided against it. Instead you get this:
Ugh, I gained back 15 pounds last year. 15. Pounds.
It’s been slow and steady, and I am losing the race. At the end of 2019 I got it in my head that I had lost the weight and a little extra this and a little extra that wouldn’t hurt me.
I went a bit off the rails. Plus quarantine.
Now, it’s back to the grind. I’m reading through my weight lost posts from last year, and I’m taking a page from my own book to get my ass back in gear. Literally, the thing has gotten larger.
When I started my weight loss journey in 2019, I weighed in at 162.2. I reached my goal weight of 135, and even passed it at 134.8, in December. Now, a year later, I am weighing in at 151.4. I am closer to my starting weight than I am to my goal weight.
On this day in 2019 I wrote my first Fitness Friday post! You can read it here: Fitness Friday #1 – Weight Watchers #atlsfitnessfriday
What’s the Plan
If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that the only way I get things done is by creating a plan. I need to set achievable goals or I won’t get anywhere. These are the thing that I’m bringing over from my last plan, and some new ones to get me started.
Two Guy Fieri references in one post, man oh man.
I wrote last week about starting to get back on Meal plans, and I’ve been collecting ideas and recipes since. I’m going to post my first Meal Plan Monday next week.
The goal for my meal plans will be to make foods that the whole family will eat and that are point friendly. One of the downsides of not eating meat is that most meats, like chicken and fish, are zero points on WW. I’ll make it work, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it every time I meal plan.
Yup, back on Weight Watchers. It works, and I compulsively signed up for six months a while back. My weigh ins are on Friday, and I’ve been on track since last Friday. I’m not going to be posting Fitness Friday posts this year, but maybe I’ll add my stats to another tracking post.
I started Taekwondo in November and in December I got my white belt. My son has made it look easy over these last four years. It is hard! Like, really really hard. Maybe not for someone who is in great shape, and is super flexible, but for me it is a nonstop workout! I love it.
Water changes everything. I really think that not drinking enough water triggers my depression. I have been making a point to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
10,000 steps is still the magic goal number. When I walk with my mom we make a point to do 3.1 miles because she loves telling people that she walks a 5K every day. I’d like to get up to five miles, but for now my goal is 10,000 steps. On the days when the weather is really crappy, I’ll trade it out for 60 minutes on the elliptical.
I don’t have a goal weight this time, but I know I want to keep my weight below 145. And if I’m being honest, I’d really like to keep it below 140. But I’m keeping myself accountable to below 145 for now.
My view on my weight has changed a lot during this pandemic. For the first time in my life I’ve learned to really love my body, and to not take it for granted. It is my body, and it is healthy. At the moment it has a few extra pounds on it, but that’s based on a way that I want to feel and nothing else.
This body doesn’t owe me anything more than it’s already graciously given me. This new way of thinking is a nice place to be. And it’s made this new weight loss journey a lot less pressure and more of a labor of love.
Also seriously, the Mallomars were getting out of hand.
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