Ah Ygrette, sarcastic, sassy Wildling. And she speaks what I am feeling right now. When it comes to knowing how to lose weight and eat right there are innumerable resources at my fingertips and yet no matter how much I read, I have no idea where to start. Lately when it comes to thinking about how to get back on track to losing weight, what workouts to do, and what lifestyle change to make, my brain turns to fog. I have so much information that I have consumed, watched, read etc that it is an overwhelming mass of noise that I don’t even know how to sift through it all.
It has been almost a year since I have posted a blog, last fall I was extremely busy with flying out of Colorado every week as a private contractor. Our meals during the events were catered and it was very difficult to eat right when you had no choice in what to eat; we were working 16 hour days and when meals hit, you ate whatever they served just to get energy and food back into your system. It was hard to try and lose, or even maintain any weight loss during those 4 months of travel even though I was putting in 30K+ steps daily.
Now that I am going to post again, I need to get my life back on track. There are certain things that are coming up within the next 6 months to a year and I need to get down to my goal weight. I need to buckle down and focus on weight loss, eating right, and working out. I know that a large portion of why I continue to fail is what I eat on a regular basis. Food is so yummy and I honestly do not watch what I eat. Okay I do, I watch it go into my mouth and then regret my decision after my meal.
I think the first step I am going to take is to go gluten and dairy free, well at least as much as I possibly can. My house is already gluten free since my mother has a gluten allergy, among other things as well. Because I already have inherited her allergy to eggs, it is probably safe to say that I may inherit her allergy to gluten as well. Although the chances are small, I shouldn’t take the risk.
And I know I need to make my meals for the week instead of eating out for lunch at work every day. I think it will also help my financial matters as well instead of paying $10-15 every day for food by eating out. Along with going Gluten and Dairy free this leads into going Paleo. I know I have stated in the past that I was going Paleo, or wanted to go Paleo; but I failed, over and over again. However, that is okay and there is no time like the present to get on the right path and do what I said I was going to do. It is going to take some planning and dedication to eliminate the necessary things from my diet and stop chasing my fork and make a permanent lifestyle change. And I need to remember to give myself grace and that it is all about Slow Slicing Success to achieve anything and nothing is efficiently accomplished in giant hacks. So here we go, starting again, again, again, and again.
Let me know how your lifestyle changes, weightloss, eating habits etc are going. Would love to know what has or hasn’t worked for you all.