I weigh 365 lbs. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s a fact so I need to face it. I’m much happier and healthier around 275 lbs or less. That’s a lot of weight to lose and the number is intimidating. But, I know that first thing to do for any challenge is to face it. So here I am.
The largest culprit is that I’m sedentary. I avoid movement. I’m at my computer most of the day and evening with only occasional bursts of activity. That really needs to change. Anyone with as much weight as I have knows that’s not an easy or quick process. So I’m starting with using my Fitbit to track my steps and increase those on a daily basis until I can consistently be above 5,000 steps. I know for many of you, you’ll realize that 5K steps aren’t that much but when I’ve been averaging under 2K for months now, you’ll see what mountain I’m climbing.
I’ve been deeply depressed since April (at least) and I’m finally starting to see the light and want to be normal again. Making sure I’m constantly aware of my healthy goals is one of the things I have begun doing.
Here’s what I’m planning this week for my health. Grocery shopping is done on Wednesdays so some of this is pending a shopping trip.
- I am eating vegetables at every meal. No excuses. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will have veggies.
- I am tracking my food in a log (on Sparkpeople) so that I can learn where I need to adjust calories, carbs and fat.
- I am boosting my steps to 5K or more each and every day. Right now I’m at 3K so that’s awesome.
- Every hour I’m getting up from my computer and doing something else for at least 10 minutes. It’s been housework lately, but anything that forces me to move around is fair game.