Weigh-In … Not Posting

Today’s Weight:  176.0
Loss/Gain:  +2.0
I wasn’t going to post my weight today.  Yesterday I had decided I knew the scale was going to be up and why vex my readers by showing the yo-yoing.  But then I thought, “Why not?”  It’s where I’m at and it’s just a number and not posting it doesn’t change the fact that I didn’t track my food more than a couple days this week or that I didn’t eat like I was trying to lose weight. 
There weren’t really any bingeing moments, but definitely not too many moments of eating to just satisfied, or even eating as healthy as I could’ve. 
The other day I heard a comment on a podcast that really resonated with me.  The man said something to the effect of, “80% of the issue is the food and 20% is the exercise.  The real change comes when we change how we eat, and the exercise just brings nice added benefits of physical change.”
I know the whole 80/20 thing and I must admit one of my mindsets that truly never changed was that I can’t out exercise overeating.  When I heard that comment mentioning that the exercise just brings the nice benefit of toning, etc, it occurred to me that I didn’t lose weight last summer by training for the half marathon.  
I simply toned up (a LOT) and was able to eat a lot more food because of the high calorie burn that many miles brings.  However, I lost the weight before that summer and it was changing how and what I ate that made the biggest difference. 
So, I’m still working on that.  I like to think I can workout tons, burn lots of calories and then eat a lot.  Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t always allow for that.  I have watched my calorie burn and learned over the years I do need to exercise some daily if I want to eat more than fruits and vegetables.  I do have a slower than some metabolism.  
But for now I need to wrap my head around eating a tad less to lose this weight I’ve put on.  I know I can do it, just gotta get it done.  

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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