Yesterday I wrote that I need a plan to finally succeed at this weight loss. Thank you for all the suggestions and links. I secretly hoped that just talking about fitness and rejoining Weight Watchers would make the weight magically disappear. Since that is just a pipe dream, I actually need to plan my attack to once and for all get rid of the pudge.
The first thing I did was analyze my journals (when I keep them) and reviewed how I spend my days. I have always been amazed that I have a weight issue with as much running around as I do. I learned that I have not one but TWO danger zones where I have a tendency to chow down on anything not nailed down. These times are 2-5 PM and 8-10 PM. The other problem I discovered with my schedule is that the busier I get, the lazier I get about getting to the grocery store and planning my meals. It is just easier to grab something and it NEVER is healthy.
The other think I learned looking through my journals is that I don't eat enough veggies and lean protein. This is a challenge for me as I am highly allergic to many fruits and some vegetables, all poultry, and shellfish. I know I sound like a freak show, but it is true. I LOVE fruit but can only eat a minuscule variety. I can eat McDonald's with no ill effect but put peach in front of me and I could die. Where is the justice in that? Couldn't I at least have the never-get-fat gene? What does that leave? Carbs. I am a carb junkie!
As far as the running plan. I could not agree more that I need a schedule to follow. I can't wait for it to include races. But for now, I am back to the drawing board and starting over as a beginner runner. Since I am starting over as a runner, my workout aren't very high calorie burning. I am going to need to step it up and do more cross training via the gym or a workout DVD. I of course can't forget the two S's.....strength and stretching.
Ironically, I missed my C25K run last night as I had an allergic reaction to an apple. I had to pop a few Benedryl to counter the attack. I was so drowsy from the drugs I had to go to bed. I am so upset because apples are one of the fruits that I could eat. I have to scratch them off my list. I told you, I am a freak of nature. Really, who is allergic to the healthy stuff?
Today I am at home with Baby Diva. She was hacking like crazy this morning to the point of gagging but has since miraculously stopped. Oh well, I am enjoying my day with just her. At least I will have time to catch up on my blog stalking.