Here it is, June, the year is almost half over. We have now relocated to Jacksonville and are starting to get settled even though our home in Sarasota is still on the market. I've been getting re-accustomed to Calorie King and getting myself in the right frame of mind to actually write down everything I eat. I know that is the critical first step to getting my weight back to where it is comfortable.
While my weight is about 15 pounds above where I would like it to be, it is actually only 9 pounds above where I started the year. Still, I know the answer is self discipline. I need to revive my mantra from last year which was "I need to eat less to weigh less".
As silly as it may seem, sometimes when I am trying to limit what I eat I remember the fasting that is required prior to some medical procedures. When I have had to fast it didn't bother me and I lived through it. So just because I might think I want to eat something, I realize that I will be fine and try to avoid picking up some food. Often the feeling of hunger goes away when I get interested in something else or at night, fall asleep.
I have weighed myself the last three weeks but I haven't gotten very far with recording my food intake. Today I have all my food noted in Calorie King and even a planned popcorn snack for later. I still have about 65 calories left today so I may add another snack even sooner.
I have also gotten my running program back on track and today took advantage of the YMCA summer promotion to join with no sign up fee. Hopefully I will be able to get my lifting program revived soon.
So with the arrival of summer in NE Florida the struggle once again begins. I know what I need to do. Hopefully by the time I post at FNS in early July I will have some good news to report.