A place to keep my personal goals and record progress.
|February 11th, 2021
Current weight: 231.2
Goal weight: 140 lbs
Calorie goal: 2,000 per day, no more than 200 carbs.
Weekly weight loss goal: 0.5 lb. per week
Exercise goal: I will walk 30 minutes a day for a minimum of 4 days per week.
Current meal plan: 3 meals a day with low calorie snacks if needed in between.
Journaling goals: I will journal to record progress and as needed to record struggles, possible solutions, and victories along the way.
Current struggles: I have a few. I can make a lot of excuses right now. However, instead of making excuses, I am trying to figure out what I am thinking and feeling when I am not sticking to the diet. I hope to come to the root of the problem and find a more permanent fix in the long run. Yes it makes progress slower at times, but I think if I deal with the inner issues, the outer ones will be easier to fix. At least I hope that will be the outcome. I am trying to be patient with myself and love myself in the process. For me, this isn’t just about stepping on a scale to reach a specific number. It is about healing inwardly and outwardly. It is about my overall health and the effects my eating habits and lifestyle have on it. My roommate doesn’t always eat the healthiest and I also prepare her food as I am her caregiver because she has some physical disabilities. Temptation, temptation, temptation! Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, depressed, anxious, etc... are all contributors to over eating or not doing my 30 minute walk. Sometimes I honestly feel just plain indifferent and somewhat numb.
Possible solutions: I could put a face mask over my mouth while I am fixing my roommate’s food to prevent sampling or eating what I shouldn’t. I plan to journal my feelings here to see if there are recognizable patterns or to come up with solutions to control my emotions. I am asking myself what is in my heart? I have made a list of scripture verses pertaining to food and overcoming temptation. I should share that on here sometime soon. I ask myself what would Jesus do? I pray a lot. I think maybe doing a little more meal preplanning and food prepping ahead of time may help. Maybe I wouldn’t struggle with hunger as much if I would split it all up into more frequent smaller meals.