I am very psyched to be down a pound. I feel that I am still improving my overall health and weight loss. I can see the benefits every day, such as today I realized that I am down 3 sizes in my O.R. scrubs. Or said another way, I can fit into three sizes of scrubs, where before I could barely only fit into the biggest one.
However, I am very happy to have accomplished some weight loss, but I am not satisfied with with my overall results. I still have do drop 54 more pounds by next fall (2016) and I need and must keep moving down the scale.
I have done well tracking my eating on my own albeit not on Club Inhale / Exhale‘s nutrition app or computer program. I have been better able to see the my numbers, and it motivates me to stay in range and helps with weight loss results. This tracking is a great weapon to fight increased consumption and knowing the consequences. It lets your know how caloric things really are and how much food one really needs. I feel that I have gained more insight into my own ability to control my weight and state of health by doing this. Kelly is so helpful with good guidance, education and motivation. She offers great insight into how a think about how important the food part of the equation is. My wife has been of great help as she has been tracking and counting her calories and exercise as well. This helps to solidify my efforts as she is doing the same.
One thing that is coming more and more clear to me is that I feel that I have to take on much more of the responsibility with regard to watching my weight for my own continued lifelong well being. This includes what is the reason for what/when I am eating, and is it consistent with my health goals.
Also,to accomplish this, I have to put the same energy into my weight loss and fitness goals that I put into my my own line of professional work. I did not get to be able to have the job that I have by accident; I did it because of the work that I did daily for most of my entire life. This same effort is so applicable to this endeavor now as it affects directly on my health both now and into the future. Now is the time to do it while the fire is hot. I can think of the joy that I will have in the Spring having lost significant weight when this is actually a time that I have gained in the past.
I will need to continue to log daily food and exercise as well as do a daily journal entry. I will also try to get 4-5 times a week burning cal even if I have to get on the elliptical. A good start for this may be to watch first quarter of the Pats tomorrow while on the elliptical. That would be time really well spent as I can consume calories and watch football at the sametime.
Just to change things up, I can add swimming and weights to this mix during the workweek.. This along with Coach Kelly’s help will be a good plan for continued winter results.