Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Goals and Plan..

Every time I get back from vacation I have a renewed energy to make a plan to have a goal. Usually dietary/health related. I just get a new vision after taking a break from the old routine. I have been looking at Josh Hillis' book "Stubborn Seven Pounds" for a couple of weeks now ( ). He is out of son-in-law told me about him. He works with mostly women athletes on getting that "last stubborn seven lbs off". Well, that would be me. I also read a book called the "Healthy Burn" by Kevin Koskella that discusses dietary changes, etc. I know i am not overweight-I just want to lose that elusive 7 lbs that seemed to come in the night about 2 years ago and wrap itself around my midsection and just will not leave. I don't eat sugar (usually), I eat pretty healthy, train alot and still the tire stays. So this is going to be my effort to get rid of it. In a nutshell, it is more weight training, more protein, less carbs. Not Atkins, just less of the carbs I usually eat. Lots of vegetables :(

One of the main focuses is the dreaded food diary...somehow recording what I eat makes me more mindful and really takes the fun out of eating..

So this morning, I woke up and weighed myself and measured my waist and hips. Seems my "waist to hip" ratio is high (duh) so that is the number to keep track of. Now I have always had my issues with the scale and eating. Had some form of eating disorder at a point in my life, so the scale is a dangerous place to be for me. Once a week is all-I am committed..

Back to the training schedule today after an invigorating 6 days off. It is very hot here I noticed as I got out of the airport yesterday-sure wish I could take that ocean air with me (not the pollution-just the ocean)... Plan for today: Bike 2 hours, swim 2000 plus meters..Weights at the gym..

OH and regarding bedbugs i was discussing, I saw this article yesterday in USA Today-YIKES!

1 comment:

Duane said...

The "dreaded food journal" is a life saver. I've been using it pretty regularly for a year and 1/2 half and now it is totally easy and I miss it when I don't have it! Never thought I would say that in the beginning!