A Month After Hitting My Weight Goal
It’s been about a month since I hit my weight goal. I say “about” because I can’t remember exactly when I did and am WAY too lazy to actually do, you know, research. I’ll call it a month, since it’s a great way to shorthand it. I think it’s close. Well anyway, it’s been a month since I hit my goal weight. I wondered what would happen when I did. Would things change? Would I go back to old habits?
Turns out, no, everything seems to be the same. That’s it! Thanks for reading.
Fine, I’ll elaborate. When I started the weight loss trip with Lady Aravan, we decided against a short-term diet approach, for the simple reason that dieting to lose weight then going back to old habits is a guaranteed way to have short-term results. We didn’t want that. So we changed our diet entirely. Healthy foods, organic when possible, cooking our own meals, tracking our intake – that was our food approach. It worked. In 6 months, we both lost over 40 pounds and hit our goals – and then dropped some more. I weighed 169 last week. Surreal.
I then decided I was going to try a week without tracking food, just trying to eat what I thought was about right. I hated it. I hated not knowing where I was nutritionally. I also think that I was constantly under my calorie range. So, I went back to tracking it and felt better Tracking my food intake is now the habit, and that’s a good thing. Plus, the food that we are eating is actually better-tasting to me than all the crap I used to eat. I LOVE the food I eat now. I’d forgotten that fruit was actually good. And I can eat all the cereal I want!
Exercise on the other hand – haven’t been doing that. Ever since the time change and the dark-as-shit mornings, I’ve struggled waking up to work out before work, haven’t felt like lifting at lunch, and don’t want to do it when I get home. It isn’t affecting my weight, but it is affecting my health, and I don’t like it. Therefore, I hereby commit to you, My Blog Reader, that I will lift weights at lunch today. If I don’t, then tomorrow I will abase myself before and proclaim my status as Lowly Worm Unworthy of Esteem.
Still eating healthy, though! Today’s lunch is a can of sardines, goat cheese, and a pita! Don’t knock it – sardines are actually really good (thanks, Alton). Just make sure to get the ones packed in olive oil; the ones packed in water just aren’t as good. You’ll be surprised how like tuna it tastes, only better. But, as Lady Aravan says all the time, nothing tastes better than thin.