I wanted to share this new kick I am on.
I did a presentation and it was videoed. I watched the video and was appalled by the way I looked body wise.
About four years ago, I lost 40 pounds by eating and exercising. By looking at that video, I put it all back on. I looked a flat out mess.
So last Saturday, I decided that it was time to focus on getting healthy, hence Operation Black Coffee. The reason why I named it this is because I am a huge coffee drinker. I don’t use sugar in my coffee, but I put tons of half and half. I figured on this journey, I would begin it by drinking my coffee black with no sugar or cream.
It was one of the things I did when I lost the weight four years ago. I have some other restrictions I placed on myself including:
Altoids/Peppermints: I am a huge Altoids chewer. I can chew at least two cans per day. A can of Altoids is 250 calories straight sugar. I limited myself to only three cans a week. There is also a bowl of soft peppermint candy at work that I would grab two to three handfuls per day. I have limited myself to three pieces per day.
Working out: I workout for at least 30 minutes five times a week. Friday and Saturday are my off days. Last week was my first full week, and I managed to get up and workout prior to getting ready for work. I used to be able to jog 3 miles without a break…not so much now. I want to get back to that.
Food: I am trying to limit my calorie intake to 2,000 per day on workout days, and 1,860 on days I am not working out. My diet is full of fruits and veggies because I do smoothies. I also eat egg whites and I am drinking more water. I learned this week that there are some things I can’t eat in great quantity, like hummus. However, I do not deprive myself. I will allow myself to have things I love, like glazed croissants. The catch is that I can only have one and I can’t have them often. Balance is key.
I don’t weigh myself. The reason being is because a scale is deceptive and for me it would send me into over drive which isn’t healthy. However, I did measure myself. My bust size is 41 inches, my waist size is 35.5 inches, my thighs measure in at 36 inches and my bottom/hips measure in a 42 inches. To be honest, I like the bust/bottom/hips measurements….it is the waist I don’t like. Loosing belly fat really comes down to what you eat so I may add more restrictions to Operation Black Coffee as I progress.
Welcome to my journey. I am honest, so I will tell you if I fall off.
Do you have any health or body goals? If so, draft a plan and get to making those dreams reality!