Well if having to report my MMNW as 173.4 isn't enough motivation for me to reign in my diet then I don't know what is. Geez - I'm up over 10 pounds from this time last year. WTF! Late last year and earlier this year I was the most active (and the most consistently so) that I've ever been and the weight slowly crept on. I know some of it is less than stellar diet habits that definitely rear their ugly head when I am under stress (life, work, etc). But my only other guess is that I think I give myself a little extra slack in that department when I burn a lot of calories in workouts (or at least think I do). So I suspect it was a little combination of those factors and some general laziness that contributed to it. I'm still way healthier than I have been in the past, but I could stand at least a 10-20 pound weight loss without most people around me even noticing and 30 isn't really out of the realm of what the total loss should be. Ugh! Such a daunting task!
For me dieting (both the weight loss kind and the general healthy eating lifestyle kind) has always taken a certain amount of mental energy. And in the last few months, I've just simply been a little short of that. I know what to and what not to eat. I know that if I plan out my meals on paper ahead of time I eat better more consistently. I know that logging what I eat helps me control the urge to reach up in the cabinet for things that aren't so good for me. I know that for solid weight loss like I am looking at that I am going to have to create a real calorie deficit (not just the imaginary one I have in my head). I know that I drink too many calories (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I know that I don't control portions as good as I should. But for some reason, even though I've done so in the past (and been relatively successful at it), I can't seem to get myself motivated to put all this wonderful knowledge into action.
So what to do? Some days it is simply "do the best I can". But I've relied on that too much lately and the scale shows that isn't really working. Just needed to carve out the time and make a plan and then execute the plan.
In the meantime, Monday was not a "win". I sat in the car listening to a book on cd during my daughter's softball practice. Should have gone for a run like last week. Last night was slightly better. Went to healthplex and lifted weights and walked a little. Decided I would rather walk outside so we did our usual 2 miles at home. Then today I stopped by Stephens Lake on the way home and put in about a half mile. Annoyed that my garmin seemed to be shorting my distance in open water swim mode. Must leave my left arm underwater too long.
So onward I push towards not completely sucking at the show me games in July.