Weightloss has always been my biggest challenge. I have struggled to lose and maintain weightloss. I have recently let myself go so today I am picking up the pieces again and developing a plan.
I have tried lots of things along the way with varying levels of success.
I have learned a few things along the way:
- low carb works for me. Intermittent fasting too.
- I love to eat with other people and lose willpower when I am sharing a meal
- Gotta chose between muscle gain and weight loss
- I am not big on running on a treadmill. I like swimming and yoga. I like weight lifting.
- I like group workouts and being challenged physically.
- I have hurt my wrist too much. I need to stay away from exercises that could hurt it more.
- Have to focus on developing healthy eating habits. Eating slower until satisfied. Eating more vegetables. Drinking more water.
- I like tracking my progress. weight - Google Sheets
- Nutrition coaches don’t work for me.
I need a plan that takes into consideration and everything be backed by Beeminder goals… But starting small today.
The plan to start is:
- Need to reach my BMI normal weight. Why BMI normal? Because it’s a nice mark going from Obese to Normal. And it’s specific enough to be useful.
- I have created a Beeminder weight loss goal to hit my BMI normal goal by end of year https://www.beeminder.com/mutdmour/weightloss
- I am starting fresh with a new tracking page. weight2021 - Google Sheets
- I am going to share publicly my progress here in this journal weekly. Of course, Beeminder goal to track https://www.beeminder.com/mutdmour/journal-weightloss
- I am going to start working out again. 3 times/week to start. Running/Swimming/Yoga. https://www.beeminder.com/mutdmour/workout
The next steps would be:
- introduce fasting and food quality control goals… as well as goal to limit eating out.
- develop healthy habits to eat slower, eat more vegetables and drink more water.
- look into setting up some hikes
- I will likely be WFH a lot more over the next few months. That has proven good for my diet but bad for my activity level.
- I need to take care of my wrist and ensure I don’t use it again as a convenient excuse to stop working out.
- I need a maintenance plan. That’s why I need to focus on developing those healthy habits.
- I might be relocating for a new job in a few months. That might throw a wrench into my progress as I accommodate those changes. I need a transition plan for that and might have to lower the intensity during that.
Please help hold me accountable if I drop off.