Today’s Weight: 176.0
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.