Monday, May 18, 2020

Back to the basics

As I fell off the weight loss wagon I stopped doing some of those most basic things that for me are intrinsic for weight loss.   Well honestly, I stopped doing a lot of things.   But let me start with the most basic items.

The first and most basic thing is water!   I stopped drinking my water.   I stopped really caring.  I stopped even preparing my water for the day.  Oh I would make my flavored/vitamin packet water every morning, but I would only take one or two sips of water through the day.   That is not good.  My minimum goal for the day is 64 ounces!  I am still trying to struggle to get my water intake back to where it needs to be.  But I am preparing my water every morning and I am trying to make a real effort to drink....drink again ...and then drink some more!

The second thing that is utterly basic is the tracking of my food.   I used to have a rule that I would track my food intake, no matter what!   The process makes me aware and cognizant of what I’m eating.  The process and act of tracking grounds me.  It keeps me honest.  It also reigns me in with my eating.   So even if it’s crazy high food intake, I need to track

Those are the two most basic items that I’m working on right now.   I need to have those two things in place first!  It might be enough to turn the ship around.   :-)

As I get those two items in line I will be starting to focus and think more about what foods I’m eating (that comes naturally for me as I track). It then becomes a ‘is it worth it to eat this and use the calories?  

I am working on this!!!


Grace said...

My excuse for not drinking water was always that I didn't have time to be going to the bathroom all the time, and sometimes access to a bathroom was limited.

Well, now I'm home 24 hours a day and I have nothing but time and access. So thank you for the reminder about water...I'm going to fill up my jug right now and drink drink drink! :-)

MaryFran said...

Yes!!! And the bathroom visits SHOULD eventually regulate!!!

Anonymous said...

I find on the days I am home I drink less water. Water is critical for weight loss. I am tracking too. But I know I need to limit my eating if I want to lose this weight.

Paula C

peppylady (Dora) said...

There 3 basic things I TRY to do daily to loose weight and become healthier.
1. Keep my calorie between 1,600 to 1,800
2. Get in 7,500 steps
3 40 oz of water.
I don't recall if or when I've done all three.

MaryFran said...

I have been tracking...and next up is limiting!!! We know what to do. We can do it!!

MaryFran said...

That is the crazy is so simple to be healthy and live a lifestyle that will promote a healthy weight. But it is so difficult! You nailed it on the head when you said you can’t recall when you’ve done all three!!!! Same for me!!!