- Doing Things Differently in 2010
- 2011, The Year of Getting it Done
- Pre-Baby Weight (which I hit for about 5 minutes)
- Project 150
- Project 2012
- Summer Spectacular
I’m really good at writing headlines, and labeling things and making logos – far easier than losing the weight.
I journeyed back to find any reference to how much I weighed back in 2010 and it’s exactly where I am now, but my muscle percentage has gone from around 32 percent to 37 percent, so some of the fluff has been displaced by muscle, and I am a size smaller.
Here is the issue I need to change:
- Eating random crap late at night
That’s it. One issue keeping the scale flat-lining, save for a jump up or down a few pounds.
That’s called maintenance, which is great if you’re done losing weight, but I’m not.
I’m working out 5 to 6 days a week, so it’s not lack of exercise, but as we all know, you can’t outrun your fork (or a handful of almonds, or a few spoons of ice cream, or a butterknife full of dark chocolate peanut butter).
I’m supposed to be recording everything that goes in my mouth after 9 p.m. and bringing that list to The Weight Shrink, but I’m not doing it. Those post 9 p.m. visits to the kitchen usually go like this:
- Apple, handful of almonds (OK, great, stop there, you’re golden).
- 3 ounces of turkey breast dipped in mustard.
- Bowl of salad (Great, now shut it down).
- Hummus and celery (or fingers)
- Big swig of kefir
- Cheese stick
So in one night, I can consume nearly a week’s worth of nighttime snacks.
And am I really, truly hungry? I sometimes think so, but really? No.
During the day, my meals are pretty much perfect – smoothie, protein bar and fruit, big salad with protein and a serving of healthy fats, lean proteins with green veggies and a single serving of starches.
But after dinner is when it all comes undone.
(Are you as tired of reading this as I am writing this?)
So, since I didn’t bother resolving anything on January 1, I’ll do it now (I was going to say “try it now” but like Yoda says:
“Do, or do not. There is no try.” (Funny thing is, I haven’t seen one Star Wars movie. Really.)
I resolve this day, Monday, April 29, 2013, that my will to succeed is far greater than my desire for a handful of pistachios, or a big glob of peanut butter, or a cheesestick, or leftover chicken, or whatever strikes my peckish fancy.
Lessons learned, slate wiped clean. Hulk-smashing this plateau. (I actually broke the plateau a couple weeks ago to finally "win" a DietBet but it jumped back up a couple pounds about 5 minutes after I got off the scale.)
This time I mean it. And yes, I’ve written that before. How do I know this time?
Just a feeling – a strong, in-control, clear-eyed feeling that’s not wrapped up in frustration or futility.
Next week I will let you know the weight change from today, whatever the outcome.
I feel good about this. It can be done.