Friday, February 20, 2009

One size fits all

One year ago I was very sick and lost a ridiculous amount of weight, making me look like the undead. I lost so much muscle that I couldn't go grocery shopping and I began to change Brea's diapers on the floor so that I wouldn't have to lift her to the changing table. As time went on, I gained some weight and muscle mass but not in the way I would have liked. So, in November I began to go to an Ashtanga Yoga class at the gym. This class has changed everything about my body and I LOVE it! But (you saw this coming) I am building muscle and keeping the fat.

No, I am not saying I am fat. I am saying that I don't fit into my jeans right now and it really sucks. I don't have money to get a new wardrobe while my body gains muscle and starts to reduce the fat. So I have been thinking I will help it along. In a healthy way.

I am taking a good hard look at what I eat and what I feed the fam. Ironically I am the fruit/veggie Nazi. I refuse to serve a meal without either present but that doesn't mean that I eat enough of them. I don't practice what I preach. Some would call this hypocritical and I am inclined to agree.

We don't eat out more than the average American but more than I would like. Mostly
we like to meet Dustin in town for lunch because, if I had my way, I would get him home all day. Therefore, if we are in the vicinity of his workplace and it is time for lunch, why not? We do try to choose healthier options for all of us but every now and again all I want is fried fattiness, topped with fat sauce and a side of fat fries. By every now and again, I mean about once a week. I also suffer from dehydration in the winter with the symptoms ranging from swollen legs to kidney stones. With all of this in mind, salt and fat is not the best thing for me to be consuming with such regularity.

The tried and true, scientific things that work and are good for you include: eating whole foods, eating multiple small meals and tracking food intake. Also exercising, which I am doing but could be a little more regular about. I have signed up for FitDay, a free online food and exercise tracker.

My goal is to remain within my budget and be common sense about this health thing. And of course, fit into my jeans again. That would be super!

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1 comment:

  1. Weight fluctuation is such a crappy thing. You are going about it in a healthy way, so kudos to you! Keep it up! You will get to where you want to be...


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