I would like to slip into weight loss mode for the rest of the year. My intent, from here forward until I have reached my goal, is to lose body fat by making my own food, eating only my own food, and moving.
I read something the other day (perhaps from Dr. Oz) that one needs 40 minutes of cardio per day to maintain a weight loss. Well, lately, I've not been getting that much time in my target heart rate in each cardio session. I suspect that the combination of 30 minute workouts and the peanut butter cups (which have hydrogenated oils and create insulin resistance) are the culprit this year. Also, I did discover that commercial chickens with their antibiotics do have an immediate effect on my waist line, calories were not significant that day. So, it would appear that the results I had last year doing 60 minutes of jogging 3x a week, adding yoga at night, and doing 3 days of step workouts per week probably makes sense in lieu of the scientific data coming out about how to maintain your waistline.
I really do want to be naturally slender and at my goal weight. Now, I do want to do what is genuinely the best thing for me. I have got to protect myself. Its crucial. I must be my own diet coach, diet guru, and cheerleader because in the end, who else do I have? If not myself?
Todays activity consisted of a 35 minute jog/walk, 22 minutes of stretching, and plenty of household chores. I ate a bowl of steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, had a very low carb berry/olive oil smoothy, and a bowl of vegetables with olive oil for lunch. Dinner is chicken drumsticks, maybe some corn (? maybe not? its fresh) and a salad.
Come on, say it with me, what do you want? To be free!