We’ve been in one place for two whole weeks now and it feels great! (It will be short lived though because we leave for Honolulu on Thursday). In fact, we’re packing up as I type this….but the next place will be for 10 days, and then after that we’ll be in Hilo, Hawaii for several months, so at least we’re done moving around for a while.
Being in one place has really helped me control what I’m eating and to start exercising regularly. Not that it’s made a huge difference in my weight! As you can see, I’m down just one more pound….both my husband and I are just amazed that I’m not losing more given the little I eat.
In many ways, I feel VALIDATED!!!! For YEARS I would tell my husband, my friends, myself, that I honestly DON’T EAT THAT MUCH….and wondered if any of them believed me, including me! But yet, I kept packing on the lbs year after year; ,mostly because I didn’t move enough and although I didn’t eat huge amounts or bags of cookies or chips or cartons of ice cream, it doesn’t take much to gain 2-3 lbs a year for 20 years.
So, since we were in one place for a while and I had more control over what went into the food I was eating, I began tracking my food and exercise intake this week. I’m using a site called www.everydayhealth.com It has been really helpful to me so I can see what I’m actually eating; unlike when we were traveling and eating out all the time. This site tracks everything (calories, carbs, cholesterol, sugars, protein, fiber, vitamins, everything you need). It’s pretty easy to use and the thing I like the best is that you can see a total summary of how you did each day in a grid and if you went over or under your target numbers. I’ve posted one of my partial days here: