Back to Basics

Okay folks – here’s the deal:  I”ve been wondering what to do with this blog for awhile because it just wasn’t serving it’s intended purpose which is to help me lose weight.  It’s not the blog’s fault, it’s mine – instead of a place where I can track my progress, I’ve been using it as a place to write about anything and everything EXCEPT my progress.

Before you panic, Debby, rest assured that I am NOT leaving the blogging world!!

I am however getting back to basics.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how complicated I make things (things being weight loss) and what I have done in the past to lose weight.  Way back in the day when I was a teenager, if I gained a few pounds, I just instinctively knew to cut back on the food for a few days until I was back to 115 pounds – I stayed at this weight for a really long time.  I never really dieted, I just didn’t eat so much.  Then after I had my son, I lost all but 15 pounds of the baby weight. How did I do it? I knew I had to cut back on the food, so every day for lunch I had a salad and a sandwich. Every day. When I got down to 150 (my pre-preg weight was 135) I started my first official diet…and it all went to hell from there.

My weight today is 161. My goal weight is 145 (maybe 140…we’ll see). I’m going to trust myself to get to 145 without all the drama and confusion that I usually bring with dieting. So here’s my new plan:

Don’t eat too much food . Move around a lot more.

That’s it. That’s all. I know what to do (don’t we all?) and I’m going to quit playing games with myself and my weight.

I’m getting back to basics, and so is this blog.

I’m going to keep track of what I eat and how much I move and then I’m going to post the results the next day.  Simple, uncomplicated, stress-free. This blog can be a useful tool if I just let it. If I just use it for it’s intended purpose: to help me lose sixteen pounds.

As for my need to whine and bitch and just talk about all the goings-on in my life…stay tuned.  😉

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7 thoughts on “Back to Basics

  1. Ding, ding, ding …. you’ve figured out the secret too – don’t eat too much (crappy processed) food and move around a lot more.

    I keep thinking I never would have gotten as fat as I did had I not tried that first diet when I was already perfectly healthy and at a good weight for me. I’d love to go back in time and slap some sense into my 15 yr. old self. Oh well, live and learn, right?

  2. it’s amazing that people just can’t take this simple rule and run with it. i’m stuck in the 160’s myself. i feel your frustration!! lol

      • You crack me up. Its like you understood that I got interupted or something. I was going to think about what I wanted to say and then come back to comment again.

        I guess its just that I’ve been thinking along the same lines. I lost a lot of weight in the past just be being a little bit hungry–eating less and moving more. I didn’t have a ‘program’ or even a scale. Just paid attention. This time I have a lot more knowledge, but its like I’ve ‘learned to play the game’ a little too well, and am sabotaging myself. My new motto ‘just pay attention.’

        • Ooh Debby, I think you just nailed it:

          “have a lot more knowledge, but its like I’ve ‘learned to play the game’ a little too well, and am sabotaging myself”

          Yep – that’s me. Too much knowledge = knowing how to get around the rules. 😉

  3. I think that’s a sound plan. We know what to do– sometimes we just tie ourselves in knots in order to get out of doing it!

    I wish *I* weighed 161!

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