I have an addiction, it's food. since I started back to running at the beginning of the year, I've been waiting to see the bathroom scale benefits. They've yet to show up. Sure, I feel way better than I did a year ago. I'm fitter, I'm more healthy, and I have more energy...... but......I know I'm overweight and many of my health issues stem from that.
"your making muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat" I don't know how many times people have mentioned this. If this is what was going on, by now I should be as buff as Arnie was before he took on politics. It's been nearly a year and I don't have that much more muscle. My calves are bigger, that's about it looks-wise.
Basically all year I've fluctuated only about 5-10 lbs. My weight has been anywhere from 205-217. Why can I not break below the 200 mark? I'll tell you, it's pure and simple....
I LOVE to eat! Just ask my wife
Usually around 2:00 she's getting a text message "What's for dinner?" or "I want Don Pablos"
I'm a Mexican foodaholic. I could eat it everyday. And of course this does nothing to help me loose weight.
We also eat out way more than we should. Our kitchen is not suitable for our needs. It's too small, doesn't have the right storage, and the fridge, microwave, and dishwasher are barely functional. All of this makes conducive conditions for eating out all the time. With a busy family, hectic household, and hungry tummys, it's so much easier to hop in the car and wash our worries down with a tall glass of tea (unsweetened many times).
The simple truth: Calories in has to be less than calories burned.
I'm working hard on the calories burned side, but now it's time to step it up on the calories in side.
The holiday's are coming fast and we'll be spending Christmas to New Years with my family in Oklahoma (Ah, some of my favorite restaurants will be calling my name daily!). It's going to be hard to eat healthy then if I don't start working on it now. We as a family need to develop strategies and methods to keep from eating out so much and eat healthier items when we do. Jen's on board as well, and hopefully we'll establish so new routines that will help.
It's time to get serious and face my addiction! I seriously don't want to be lugging 215 lbs or more when I run my marathon in March!