Sunday, November 11, 2012

Accountability

I don't usually post on Sundays, but I'm going to try something new, a project or experiment, whatever you want to call it.  If you are a follower of my blog you know of my struggle with weight.  I have tried all kinds of diets, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Body for Life, 40-30-30, Low Carb, Clean Eating, Counting Calories, and have yet to find that winning diet that helps me loose the fat.  I don't consider myself a yo-yo dieter, maybe a pinball dieter, I bounce from one to the other if I don't see results fast enough.  But not only am I dieting I am training for my 3rd Half Marathon that will be in January.  I injured my foot at the last one and I'm afraid it was because of my weight.  I have been determined to loose the weight before the one in January but it just isn't happening.  I'm on day 11 of the 17 Day Diet and I haven't lost any significant weight.  I'm running on average 20 miles per week, so I'm not just depending on the food for weight loss.

So I'm trying a different approach, one I learned in Weight Watchers.  This isn't their quote, but they had this idea:  "Where there is no accountability, there is no progress.".  That's what the meetings were for, being held accountable.

But I don't want to pay for meetings, or a gym membership.  Instead I'm taking my journey to a more public arena...my blog.

I've heard that you should keep a food journal, I have two notebooks, one that is full, of food journaling and now I am going to journal it here.  I'm going to post on line what I eat every day along with my workout.  I'm hoping that by posting it here for everyone to see, nothing to hide I will be held more accountable and I will be able to better commit to better eating habits.  I also welcome any criticism as to what I am doing wrong so I can change it.

I have contemplated doing this before, but always chickened out.  Now I'm really ready to commit to this.  It's like a light bulb went off in my head, before I couldn't get over the thought that it isn't fair that there is so much good food out there and I can't eat it.  I felt like I was missing out on the good stuff.  Now I feel like life is too short to live it always unhappy with my appearance.  I'm ready for my appearance to reflect my hard work.  My friend Lainie would say, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.".  I'm ready to feel that way.  Starting tomorrow I will start posting.  I will still take Sundays off, which is also my weigh in day.  On Monday I will report as to whether there has been a loss or gain, but I'm not confident enough to let you know my actual weight.  And I'm not going to post any pictures of me in my underwear....you're welcome. 

I'm excited and apprehensive at the same time, wish me luck!

3 comments:

Carrie Cox said...

Good luck!

Jessica Reid said...

While "diets" have never worked for me, while I was pregnant with and after having Benjamin I followed a diabetic diet because I gestational hyperglycemia-30 gm carb and no fruit, milk or cereal(high glycemic) in the morning and then only 30gm carb snacks two times a day and lunch and dinner 45gm carb, free protein and just smart with fats, no high glycemic foods(check sugar content). I was never hungry because what I couldn't eat in carbs I ate in fat and protein. I was able to lose 20 pounds after baby was born and I have been able to keep it off (not counting being pregnant again) and I have been able to run more than I ever was. Plus I added "crossfit" like workouts to my runs three days a week-high intensity cardio/strength. It has been great. Sorry, I don't mean to give advice, just telling what has worked for me. Good luck!

Kara and Theo said...

So is protein and fat free all day? Or just at dinner time? And what do you eat for breakfast to fill the 30 gm of carb? If this diet I'm on now doesn't pan out, I will have to give this one a try!