Saturday, January 2, 2016

Another Year, Another Beginning

I have been away from my blog for a while. Things have been a bit chaotic at my end and I went through about a three month period of depression. It was hard to find the motivation to do anything some days. Other days, I would start well only to find myself crashing in the evenings. I eat to soothe my emotions, so there were plenty of binges. However, I have been working on some of the things that have been impacting my mood. I've made some changes, let some things go, am prioritizing self-care, and things are starting to look up somewhat. I am not sure if things are resolved necessarily, but they are better than they were in September.

In any case, I am motivated to make a new start. So, here is what has happened food/exercise wise since I last posted in October - I gained 5.0lbs. That is not horrible, although less than desirable. I actually was hovering around the 219-220lbs mark for a couple of months when between Thanksgiving and New Year, I gained 5lbs. It's the holidays, it happens. I hope to lose it and then some. I got a Fitbit for Christmas, and this has been motivating me so far, anyway.

So, here are my broad New Year's Resolutions:

(1) Live a more purposeful/mindful life
(2) More self-care - reading, friendships, pampering myself
(3) Lose a significant amount of weight

The above goals are vague, I know. As I go along, I will set smaller and more concrete goals. I want to talk about the last goal a bit more. I usually don't like to be bound by weight-related goals. There is a reason for this one that I will talk about in one of my next posts.

So, for now what does this mean food/fitness wise:

(1) 5x/week achieve my Fitbit goals of 10,000 steps and 10 flights of stairs
(2) 5x/week eat a salad for a meal
(3) 3x/week do some upper-body/arms exercises
(4) Eat more frequent smaller meals to help with BG
(5) Check my BG before each meal and after one of my meals daily

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!


Finding Lori said...

Great goals!! You can do this! :)

Christina @ Love Yourself Healthy said...

Hooray! Glad to have you back :)

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