Prep Week

Thursday, November 08, 2018

I'm calling this prep week. Usually when I get ready to overhaul my life with a new diet and exercise plan I jump right in and sort things out later. Sometimes that's good but most of the time I get a little overwhelmed with everything all at once.

This time I'm giving myself this week to get things in order.....new batteries in the scale, updating my Spark page....putting information in my food logging app....working out an exercise plan and putting the time slots in my calendar....grocery shopping.... etc.

With my type A personality all ducks need to be in a row at all times. So I'm hoping this lets me have a sense of ease moving forward next week.

So I'm dropping my low carb approach. I've done it for many MANY years. A long time ago the rage was Atkins, now its Keto. I've done both and probably every version in between. It works however I'm looking to get to a more balanced place. On low carb i tended to stick to certain foods and that's it and while it worked for weight loss, it wasn't good nutritionally. I didst eat mostly veggies as you should. Since I have a seriously crazy schedule and I also want to get back into running big time, I think its best I go back to calorie counting and eating a variety of foods. I started using an app called LoseIt which I really like a lot for tracking my food and exercise. I use RunKeeper so it plugs my workouts right in automatically. I would use the SparkPeople one but I always seem to have issues finding all the foods I need.

I read an article a month ago that really stuck with me...about the importance of having a circle of people really supporting you and joining you so that you will succeed. On some level I already have that in family and a few friends however a lot of it is on a surface level and not really the ones getting down and dirty with me for workouts or accountability every single day. So my mission the last two weeks was to form a circle so I cant possibly lose. I made a plan and then I incorporated different friends for different needs. Friends I can walk or bike with, groups I can run with and people I will have doing the same as me so we can keep checking in. Plus I needed to resume being active on Spark. It's where a lot of my accountability comes from. If I'm gone from here, I'm not doing what I need to be doing, Its that simple.

I'm so ready! I'm so done! I'm so going to finally keep my promises to myself. (Times I've said this: 5,435 I'm sure... but... please ....note to self....Let this be the last!!!)

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    So nice to see you!!!! Very smart for organizing yourself before jumping back into things.

    I'm kind of doing a keto type plan and it's working for me. I train hard and thought, "oh gosh, no carbs!", but I don't miss them at all. Those healthy fats are doing the trick.

    Going to read your next blog!!
    940 days ago
    Either way... we’ve got this!
    945 days ago
    Oh... a blog! And I hear yah!! I did well on KetoDiet, learnt a lot, but for many reasons I’m realizing it’s not the best for me neither and thinking the same way as you, that perhaps calorie counting and healthy balanced choices is the way to go.
    945 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    DONE GIRLS ROCK emoticon
    950 days ago
    Congratulations for getting your plan together and emoticon
    950 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Hey, I am so glad to see you back! You've come up with a great plan to succeed!
    I will be here to give you any support and encouragement that I can!
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    950 days ago
    I share your struggle. I have lots of friends who struggle with weight-loss too but most of the time when we talk it's just a big weight pitty party. I like that on spark people I can connect with people of similar interests and get positive feedbac
    951 days ago
    You can do it, I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life now I have lost about 125 pounds was 425 down to 301 still a long way to go. Just never give up and you will find the success for you!!!
    951 days ago
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