I've been thinking for a while now whether to open up a thread about myself or not. Last night when I got on the scale I decided it's time to make a difference and this morning I thought I should start something here, maybe it will make me more committed.
I've been overweight since practically forever. I remember extravagant eating as early as age six, my dad told me I wasn't thin before that either. I was never into any sports. I know most of the theory behind weight loss - it's not a one-time-operation, it's changing the way I live. It's not about starving myself or stricting myself, it's about moderation. I know a lot about what foods are good and so on, and I can cook. I'm also vegetarian (no fish, yes eggs and dairy).
I'm about 190 cms tall. The most I ever weighed was 115 kilograms (BMI of 31.9). This was my "normal weight" - if I did nothing, I would get there and not more. I tried to lose weight before my military service, during it and again about a six months ago. Six months ago I started from about 115, got down to 105 or so and kind of stuck. For a few weeks I haven't weighed myself, mostly because I knew I gained some. Last night I weighed myself and I was a bit over 110. It was the end of the day and I weigh myself in the morning, so you could probably take about 1-1.5 kilos (or even more) from that, but still, it's bad.
I don't want to change what I'm doing very drastically. My main problem is not being able to say no. For example, I once ordered in and the place had a minimum amount to order, so I got two meals instead of one and told myself I'll eat the other one the next day. I ate both of them on the same night. Last night I made "hot cocoa" out of two whole packets of bitter chocolate (200 grams) and 1 small carton of whipping cream (250 ml). So you see, I have a problem with convincing myself not to do something.
I do yoga, but I have trouble sticking with it, since I have to go after I come back home from work. A lot of times I eat something when I get back to work and I feel heavy and can't exercise. I'll talk mostly about weekdays (I work about 7.30-16.30 at an office).
My breakfasts are just a bowl of low-fat, whole wheat cereals (without sugar) with some low-fat milk. I don't mind sticking with that, I think it's OK. I usually eat them at 8.00-9.00.
I have lunch at 13.00. Most days I bring food from home, once or maybe twice a week I'll eat out. I try to stick to relatively healthy food. If I'm eating any carbs they'll be whole-grain (pasta, rice etc) and maybe accompanied with a salad. This week, for example, I had a veggie baked dish and bean soup. When I eat out, I'll try to stick with big salads and so on.
Afternoons when I get home (17.00) are problematic. I usually feel like eating something and it's not always good. I think I'll try sticking with two slices of whole-wheat bread and a fruit (apple or orange for example).
I'll try to make evening meals around 19.00-21.30 and have them be lighter than lunch. Some eggs, a salad, stuff like that. The main thing though, is being aware of quantity.
After that, maybe a yogurt, if I need it.
The question is where do I put sports in? I tried running in the past but it's difficult for me to stick with it. Yoga is very nice but it's not particularly aerobic (though hopefully if I do eat light during the afternoons I'll feel better about yoga). Swimming worked pretty well but I didn't have a plan, so I didn't stick with it. Plus, paying for both yoga and swimming is expensive. So I'm kind of at a loss about that...
For starters, I want to get back to double digits. I'm sure I wouldn't be too thin if I weighed 90 kgs, but let's start with weighing 99 and have that psychological ceiling of 1000 above my head.
I'm hoping to keep this as a food diary and maybe hear some advice and encouragement.
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