Okay, so it's a wee bit more than four letters.
Suzanne commented in my last entry that I had been putting None under my exercise for a little bit now, and she's right. I hate to admit it but I was afraid to exercise. I had hoped to break 280 by doing the extreme diet and no exercise, but it appears I've stalled. The 1200 calorie diet was a good jump start, but won't work for the long run.
Bottom line, I need to work my body. And the more I work my body the more I need to fuel it. So it's time to go back up to 1800 calories and start my exercise routine again. Not only to lose weight but to lose inches. Way back in the winter I was working hard, doing my Pilates every other day, walking every day and doing the bike at least 6 times a week. Ever since February I've fallen off the exercise wagon.
And it's really ridiculous that I've fallen away from it. Way back when I was into it, I was lecturing my sister that she can't just wait around for motivation to come to begin her exercise regimen... she just had to do it. Like Yoda says, There is no try, there is do or do not. And I haven't being doing it.
For some inexplicable reason it's hard for me to even make an exercise plan. I know it's self sabotage, but it's almost painful to even think about getting back into the groove.
But I gotta. I just have to "do it".
So here's the new agenda. I'm going back up to 1800 calories a day, same fat and sodium requirements (no more than 30% and no more than 3000mg of sodium), maintaining that higher calcium requirement, and implementing the following exercise routine:
Pilates - Every other day
Walking - Going to the park 5 times a week and walking at least 30 mins.
Stationary Bike - 5 times a week, starting off at 15 mins until I train myself back up to 30 mins.
All this begins tomorrow with the new calorie requirement. I have a weigh in tomorrow, it's the 20th and so it's picture update day, and that will be the starting point.
Gretchen brought up about not weighing so often, and I even mentioned that to Steven the last time I went to weigh in. I told him maybe I should only do it once a month. He doesn't seem to think I can hold out, and he's probably right. One thing I think I can do is limiting the weigh ins just to my "update" dates - the 1st, the 11th and the 20th. Hey, it's a start. LOL We'll see how long I can hold out. Let the betting pool begin. :)
My father in law also suggested maybe not buying that size 14 dress yet, but buying something that is in the next size smaller. I like this idea. I have to buy new clothes anyway, and it'll be a lot quicker gratification than waiting a year to wear something. So I'm off to find something cool in a size 24. So thanks, Dad :)
DAILY AFFIRMATION: I am changing my body into what I want it to be.
Calories: 1268 / 26% fat