How are you all doing?
Good I hope.
I did a 3.2 mile walk today and ate 1735 calories.
In reality I was supposed to have a high calorie day yesterday....I didn't want to.
I settled for a maintenance day today.
Mostly because I want to be well in the 160's by my birthday (on march 17th).
I have become a lot more consistent in the last two weeks.
January and the beginning of February were real struggles in the' little bites' category...
You know what I mean.
A little bite of this...A little bite of that.
I weight 175 AT NIGHT.
Which means I am a full 25 lbs away from 200.
For me it's like moving away from the scene of a crime.
A crime against my body.
I heard someone say the other day...or write the other day...I don't know which...
That You don't do what you can to achieve what you want...you do what is necessary.
What is the difference.
Well...there's what you think you can do....and then there is what you CAN do.
Like, before I hiked 22 miles with a hundred pound ruck sack, I didn't think I could.
after....I knew I could.
Why did I even attempt it.
Because it was necessary.
Necessary to graduate basic.
It's the same way someone runs miles in a tragic accident...
or cuts their arm off with a dull swiss army knife without benefit of anesthesia.
Sometimes we have to do what is necessary.
What is necessary for me to continue to lose weight, is for me to continue to say no to things I THINK I want, in the moment. Things like a cookie, or a piece of pizza.
Things like taking the day off from the gym. Not because there is anything wrong with me...but because I don't FEEL like it.
I am fifty fifty most days going to the gym.
Luckily, I don't rely on my feelings to get me there.
I have a car.
Your body does what you tell it to.
Make this journey towards health a necessity.
Because it is necessary.
Your tired blogger,