In my mind, I had some kind of vision of a cartoon-y train to use as a picture for this post, but alas, it was not meant to be.
For the past…I don’t know…30 days? I’ve been holding steady with my weight. I went up, but have come back down. Currently I don’t know my status, because I don’t have a scale handy. You see, I’m in the process of moving so things are all over the place. One of those things is the scale. Anyway, this is all related. Oh, and a warning, this post is going to be more of a ramble than something I’ve actually thought and planned out.
Early on in the moving process we decided that we would pack away things like dishes, cooking utensils, give away some pots and pans, etc. Essentially means that we are currently unable to actually cook anything at home. As a result we are eating out a lot. Being in a small town at the moment, our options are rather limited. It’s a little stressful at times, too. So since February something or other I haven’t even bothered logging anything other than my daily weight.
I’m trying to keep some rough estimates in my head for when I eat, so that I don’t over-indulge, but for the most part I’m not worrying about it. Unfortunately this is probably going to have the side effect of setting me back even further than I’ve already done. Still, I would rather take the trade-off of not worrying about my current food intake vs. reducing some stress around a big move.
I was doing some thinking and I want to set some different goals. My weight used to be my primary goal, and was a measure of success. I don’t think that’s cutting it, for me though. There’s got to be a reason why I keep going back and forth with logging, not logging, juggling my calorie limits and “do I eat back calories or not?”, and so forth. And I think that putting too much attention on my weight is one of the leading factors.
So my goal for the rest of the Spring and Summer is to set a new goal. Haha. I have to do some thinking, but I need to set a goal that is measurable and attainable. I will still have a weight number in mind, but that’s secondary. Some of the things I have kicking around in my head include going back down shirt / pant sizes, improving my softball game, and so on. What I need is a solid plan instead of a loose ramble.
Work in progress.