I love food. In all honesty, it’s one of the best parts of my day, when I get to eat. I pretty much think about what I might be eating later for a particular meal. And of course, I always think about what I’m going to eat during a long run. Food eaten after a long run always seems to taste so much better.
This year, I’ve particularly struggled a bit more with my food. Usually, I can have that one day a week where I allow myself a few treats and I can maintain my weight. However, since I’m up 8lbs from where I was last year when I ran NYC, I need to reign things in, be more disciplined again. It doesn’t seem to take too long to develop bad eating habits again when you don’t keep yourself on a “food budget.”
Since losing 80lbs between November 2008 and August 2009, I learned that I needed to have a calorie budget for myself. It really is about calories in, calories out. I know for some people, they are able to utilize other means for getting healthy and fit, but counting calories worked for me. And when I have kept myself within a 3lb range, it was always about those calories.
I’ve made a couple of “half heart” efforts the last couple of months to get back on track and kick these extra few pounds to the curb. I haven’t succeeded because in all honesty, I didn’t give it all I could. And, I tried telling myself that I was still healthy, I mean heck, I workout regularly and I’m nowhere near where I used to be. Not to mention the fact that I just flat out love food. 🙂
So, I’m putting it out there that I’m making this a priority. I’m going to get my calorie-intake back in order and get back to where I know I can be. Where I want to be. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready to take it on. Nothing worth doing is easy. It’s cliche, but true.
That said, I’d appreciate any support along the way. Especially the first 2-3 weeks, those are always the toughest it seems. And, if you are on your own healthy weight loss journey, let me know. I’d love to support you as well. Time to get this thing done!