Yesterday I logged my food regardless of the fact I wasn't even watching what I was eating, and even taking off the extra 160 calories I earned because of the walking I had done, I was still ate 515 more calories than I should have done simply to keep me healthy. That 515 would have added to my fatness. And if I ate like that every day for the next 5 weeks I would put on an extra 2.8 lbs.
I have 3 apps on my iphone. Couch to 5k, Footsteps, and Myfitnesspal.
Footsteps - The government advises that to stay healthy and stave off diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, we need to walk 10,000 steps a day. On good days I walk between 5,000 and 7,000 - on bad days, which is most, I walk far less.
Couch to 5K - I tend to maybe start from the 1st day and do 2 days a week, then I wont bother to do it again for a couple of weeks and will start at the beginning again, and so on. My Daughter, Sarah, has been following this app for 9 weeks and she is already running solid for 25 minutes with no break. So it can be done, if one sticks at it.
Myfitnesspal - is a terrific system for blogging, logging one's food intake, logging one's exercise and generally sharing the struggle to get fit and healthy. - Me? I log in for a few days at a time when I am actually being good on a diet and exercise programme, and then I quit once again.
From now on, there are to be no excuses for not losing weight and no excuses for not exercising.
I got up this morning and my first thought was "It's far too hot already to go for a long brisk walk" - So instead of waiting for the cool of the evening, while watching the news today I briskly walked around my flat for 25 minutes until my "Footstep" app tinged that I had walked a mile.
For breakfast instead of toast and jam which is full of calories, I had one scrambled egg totally on it's own, giving me enough food in my stomach to take my pills, and protein for energy.
I then logged into Myfitness pal and started to log my food and activity for today so far. I think the secret is, to use Myfitness pal every day regardless of whether one eats badly that day or does no exercise that day. It's only when we see how badly we are taking care of ourselves that we actually do something about it.
It's human nature to only log the good things and pretend the bad aren't happening.
So my goal for the time being, is not to promise myself anything, except to log everything on Myfitnesspal regardless of being good or bad. That should give me the incentive to only, maybe, have one bad day at a time, and not many in a row.