Thursday, September 3, 2015

Long Time No Blog

I figured it's about time for a weight blog.

Let me just say - I'm back on top of it.  I'm making good choices after a summer of The Diet vs. The Texas Eating - with The Texas Eating winning 9 times out of 10.

Right before summer started, I had one day of weighing 201.  Only one day.  Most of May was spent fluctuating between 202 and 204.

Summer came.  And really........ I fought it all summer.  I didn't JUST do Texas Eating.  I had good days and bad days.

Today, I weighed 213.5 - down from 216.5 last week.  So I'm going in the right direction after months of slowly gaining.

Here's photos of the graph from the weight log app I use called Happy Scale.  Green means how much weight I've lost in the previous 30 days.  Red means how much weight I've gained in the previous 30 days.

It pains me to see the red.  It's been hard to keep weighing knowing that's what I'm going to see.  But I know that if I don't weigh, I quickly go into denial that I even have a weight problem and happily stuff my face.

I need to find a way to get back to exercising.  I haven't walked much since last Spring.  And I'm very bummed that my knee has gotten worse.  Last year, I could walk my 10,000 steps a day and my knee would hurt but it would be bearable.  It only interfered with my sleep if I did "Black Friday" walking - much more than 10,000 steps.

This fall, when I try to walk 10,000 steps, my knee doesn't hurt a whole lot once I get started walking. But during the night, it aches so much that it keeps me awake.

So I need to find an alternative.  There are many.  I just need to choose one and do it.

And I will.