I can't believe that I have gone so long without updating around here...well, actually I can. I haven't been good and I haven't felt good about that so posting only magnified that.
I am going to have to get serious about posting in here more and being accountable. Since the wedding and the honeymoon and then house-hunting and now the holidays and moving at the end of the month, my excuse-cup has just been overflowing!! Well, it's time to get passed that and do something about it. I think I am at my heaviest right now...and that doesn't make me feel very good about myself. I am a newlywed, I should be happier than I am. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy in my marriage and with everything that is going on in my life right now, I am just not happy at all with my body.
I can't blame anything on hormones, but I know since I got started on birth control it's been harder and harder to get any weight off...so I have decided that when I go back to my doctor I am going to take a non-hormonal approach to birth control and get an IUD (TMI??). They have ones with hormones and others without...I am going to see if the one without is an approach my doctor will support. Like I said, though, I can't blame the hormones for my weight, but I am sure it isn't helping either.
I am going to have to get strict on my sugar intake, too. I have noticed that I have been allowing myself to drink cokes and have dessert/sweets much more than I ever have before. That's something that has to stop. My metabolism is too slow to be taking in too much sugar. My meals really aren't bad, so I can't say to cut out this or that, b/c most of my meals are pretty healthy. I have just really noticed a much higher sugar intake than every before in my diet. That's step 1!!
Step 2 is exercise! START!!!! I haven't worked out in it seems ages...been lazy! Plain and simple! Once we get moved and are living in a subdivision instead of an apartment complex, I am going to see if Michael will start walking in the evenings with me. It's nice weather out temp-wise to walk. I can't let my exercise depend on him, though. I have to get back in the gym on my own...I know that! We have a wonderful facility free of charge here at the office so I have no excuses! I will either have to start going down at lunch or coming in early in the mornings. I know if I put it off until the evenings I won't go...when it's four, I am ready to be in my own house!
So, that's it...easy, huh? Sounds like it, but I know it isn't easy at all! That's why I set up this website, for help. For accountability. For support - giving as well as getting!
I haven't been keeping up on my weight-loss sites either. I need to get back out there and read how every one else is doing. I don't know if I am going to follow a plan like Weight Watchers or Atkins this go round, or just watch what I eat in general. I guess as I get back into this I'll see where the road takes me and just go from there!