Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Turning the switch

The truth hurts.  The truth is in 6 months I gained back almost half the weight I lost 2 years ago.  Sure.  I had a lot of stuff going on and maybe that’s a good enough excuse but the fact remains.

I’m not happy about it.

And I could just keep on doing what I’ve been doing and gain it ALL back 6 months from now but I’m not going to let that happen.

Really if you asked me what it was about going to a nutritionist that worked for me is that it’s sort of like counseling + nutritional advice.  We talked about what happened to me in the past 6 months.

I lost my father.

I almost lost my job.

I lost my dog.

All those losses equaled huge gains on the scale.

I told M today that it was like I turned off a switch in September.  I was feeling so unbalanced it was just easier to shut that part of my life off.  My workouts were done halfheartedly and I ate whatever I felt like eating.  I’m going to be honest here.  I’m not sure that I’m 100% back in the mindset I need to be in but I’m really going to make an effort in the next few weeks.  There are all sorts of sayings about how long it takes to break a habit.   And the conclusion of that article is…you basically have to keep working on it for the rest of your life.

Depressing – but if I’ve learned nothing these past few months it’s that it’s absolutely true.

The new game plan? Get back to the old one.

1) Portion size.  I don’t eat things that are terribly bad – I’ve just been eating too much of them.  More salads.  Half of what I eat out goes home or goes back to the kitchen.

2) Moderation.  I’m going back to the drinking wine mostly when I go out or on weekends.  I’m going to do the 1 drink 1 water or Diet Coke rule.

3) Put away the Metrocard.  It’s 25 degrees today.  I walked from M’s to the office and I didn’t die.  I need to walk to and from work more.

4) Exercise.  I’m committing to doing something 4 days a week.  Jen and I already have plans to do this run.  While in Cancun I did C25K – week 3 and I did it easily.  I have to stop babying myself and just work out already.   To mix it up I’m going to try for yoga at home + the stairs and the gym or Zumba 2x a week.   All the extra walking is just icing. 

5) I probably should have used another word besides icing.

So that’s that.  Look for more healthy recipes here, new ways that I find to exercise, and just basically getting back to the old (new) me.


  1. Gravy Maybe?

    No that isnt it either......

  2. I love your posts. You are so honest, real and relatable. Your life has been shaken the past few months and it's no wonder you have felt unbalanced - it's because you have been. Loss is an extreme thing to go through and it takes balance totally out of the equation. You know your goals and you know how to get there. This will happen for you.

  3. Good luck, Krissy! Lots of us are rooting for you. :)

  4. Thanks so much jocie & Shan. You are both very sweet and your words mean a lot. I'm struggling with getting started but I 'm going to really try these next few weeks.

    And to that Dave guy who keeps leaving me're not too shabby either. :)

  5. Remember, you are awesome, and you can do whatever you set your mind to. Advice I should take, myself...keep it up, you're my inspiration. :)

  6. No Kay. YOU'RE AWESOME. Hugs right back at you A. <3