I’m still working on getting back to reasonable portion sizes this week. After last week’s caloric excesses (see oops, I forgot to plan my vacation), my plan, goal, and intention was to get back to reasonable portion sizes, but…. Steve and I have been spending the last week eating his favorite foods and going to his favorite restaurants. He’s leaving for a job in Pennsylvania and I’ll be staying here in Hilo for another year or so while I get the house on the market and wait for it to sell.
We are starting on our next adventure, and of course the change is a great excuse to eat and drink too much. But I’m not going to let it take me any further down that path.
Here are the potential challenges I see ahead and, more importantly, here are some strategies I’ll be using:
Emotional eating because I’m missing Steve — we are planning to Skype and enjoy a cooking date. One or two Sundays a month, we’ll both make the same dishes and freeze the extras for quick and healthy meals. Time together AND healthier choices!
Less exercise — Hey, anyone in East Hawaii want to meet for a walk on:
- Mondays at 9 am at the Hilo zoo (Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo) or the Hebert C Shipman Park in Keaau
- Wednesdays at 8 am at Liliuokalani Park
- Friday afternoons & Saturday mornings TBD
Or, does anyone want to try being virtual exercise buddies?
Eating too much of the wrong things — I’m tracking again. Tracking works. I know this. We all know this. The challenge is making it a habit again. I could track every bite, I could start with tracking what I eat at dinner only, or I could track all the in-between meal snacks. I could track using an online tool like Weight Watchers eTools, or go my usual way — paper and pen (and gold stars). I think this week I’ll try online and see how that works for me. And, yes, I’m going to track everything. I need to bring my awareness back to what and how much.
I know you have your challenges, changes, and journeys too. What do you want to have happen? How do you want to handle them?
Will you track with me this week?
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