Thought perhaps I should write a teeny, tiny update on where things stand with the weight loss issue. I started a longer post, intending to go into more detail, but I could feel the crazy coming back, so this will be brief.
I'm not getting on the scale as often.
I am still working out.
Most days I am counting my calories.
I've been trying to journal what I'm thinking and how I'm feeling about things.
I've started reading The Beck Diet Solution to see if working on the mental side of things will help. I'm 2 chapters in and it looks like I have 2 chapters to go before I actually get to the start of the program. Will keep y'all posted.
I will say this.
When my in-laws were here, my MIL & I were talking about weight loss. She is a nurse, and she struggles with her weight as well. She was saying that in order to lose she is finding that she would have to cut back on her eating to the point where she is always hungry, and it's hard to live like that. She has done the gym thing. They have a treadmill in their basement and she uses it.
Some people really do have slower metabolisms. My MIL, husband and one of his brothers all have the same body type. You can see it if you look at them standing side by side. Husband was in the military for 6 years, in the infantry. He got lots of exercise and even then he was never thin. He just barely stayed within the weight requirements.
The thing is, I often hear statements about how weight loss is all about calories in vs. calories out, and if you are not losing weight then obviously you are doing something wrong. But I do think it is harder for some people than others, even when those people are doing the right things. I'm not saying I expect dieting to be easy, but I think it's not always as simple as "just cut back on your eating and get a little exercise."
I'm not saying this as an excuse. I still want and need to lose weight. I'm not happy as I am. But at the same time, I'm tired of beating myself up for being a failure.
All that leaves me right back where I started - not quite sure how to do what I need to do. But somehow, it must be done.
Well. Guess I had more to say than I thought I did.
Side note: I did finally get a new card reader, so stay tuned for more Kejimkujik pictures (tonight or tomorrow).
And there are cat photos in the post below this one. They are darned cute kitties, trust me.