Looking back just over the two months I've been blogging and I see the same thing happening thats been plaguing me since I decided years ago that I wanted to lose weight. I stick to a program for maybe two to three weeks, my exercise is sporadic at best and at first I drop the weight, but within a months time I tend to end right back where I started.
Its frustrating to say the least and leaves me discouraged and a bit disappointed in myself. With this year being so close to ending I want to feel as if I have made some type of progress toward my goals.
I made a list of all the diets I have ever tried:
*South Beach Supercharged
*Stillmans 14 Day Shapeup
*Jillian Michaels Winning By Losing
*Green Tea Diet
I've come to realize that losing weight is not necessarily my issue rather maintaining weight loss. I have been losing the same 30 lbs.off and on for the past two years and honestly I've finally got to the point I'm just done with all of it. Diets don't work for me, and lately I just can't seem to find the motivation for me to stick to one.
Here is what I have learned about myself and what I'm using to formulate my own plan:
*It all comes down to cals in vs. cals out.
*Exercise is a must no if,ands, or buts about it.
*My body does not tolerate white carbs, thats breads, sweets, white rice, and white pasta. Lately whenever I have them, its like an instant sleeping pill and I'm out, they make me very lethargic and drowsy.
*I have to track my food intake honestly, everything counts.
*Water is a must, its the best free thing I can do for my body, getting in a minimum of 64 oz.is a daily goal.
I hate to start over, but then again I haven't been trying really so its like I haven't started in earnest anyways.
My plan is simple aim to lose 2 to 3 lbs.a week through eating healthy foods and get in at least 30 mins of exercise a day.
No gimmicks, no quick losses, something I can live with for the rest of my life, and is sustainable.
I don't want to keep losing the same weight over and over again. I want to be healthy, happy and fit.
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