I lost the first 100 pounds without a hitch. I mean, I gained some weeks, but my losses were steady for the most part. And now? Well…Now I write a weight-loss related blog without a lot of talk of weight-loss beyond “I know what I should be doing, and I really need to start moving forward again.” But that knowledge isn’t enough to succeed in reaching my goals.
My workouts have been killer since I arrived in Los Angeles! In addition to working out at Slimmons, I’ve also been doing cardio for 50 minutes a day and walking 3 to 4 miles or more every afternoon/evening. And today, I’m adding my new bike into the mix. I’ll be taking my first ride to Slimmons this evening. (More on that later.)
I’d be melting away if I were better food choices. I’ve made plenty of good ones, but I’ve also made some that aren’t so good so I started tracking them here yesterday. And I’m going to track everything that I eat everyday which will provide a new measure of accountability for me. In my food journal, you’ll see more than you’ve ever wanted to see in regards to what I’m eating. If I eat it, I’ll own it.
I’ve been staying away from cupcakes this week, reminding myself that I don’t need them…that I’m usually underwhelmed when I eat them…I’ve had 3 cupcakes (err, part of 3 different cupcakes) in the last 10 days, and I’m comfortable staying away from them at least for now. But one area that I am working on is evening eating.
For some reason, I have no trouble eating a healthy and balanced breakfast – maybe because it has never been my favorite meal. And my lunches has been pretty solid too, but I’m eating dinner too late. I’ve cut out most of the late night snacking that I did even as I lost the first 100, but I think I need to regulate my food intake more in the evening. I tend to save the majority of calories for the evening (when I feel like eating) instead of spacing out my intake throughout the day.
I’ve always accepted the fact that I like to eat late at night, but I know that there are smarter ways to approach eating so my goal for the week is to eat nothing after 9pm. Does that sound like a reasonable goal? I stay up pretty late so 9pm seems like a good plan, at least for this week.
I’ve been mindful about my food intake for over two years, but I need a new jumpstart in my personal accountability. And sharing what I eat with anyone willing to look seems like a good way to do it.
Do you regulate your eating by closing the kitchen at a certain time? Do you have any tips to offer those of us who struggle with late night eating?