Cowgirl Up


I was rather enjoying my school’s cowboy themed day yesterday. I’ve never worn a cowboy hat and have never owned a pair of cowgirl boots. I’m thinking that needs to change. The boots, that is. I’m not sure a Seattlite who does not ride horses in any capacity should be sporting a cowboy hat while simultaneously be taken seriously. Or should I…?

I need to seriously address the weight issue. I allowed myself to not worry about losing weight and focused only on exercise over the past several weeks. My hope was that by simply working out regularly and practicing solid eating habits I’d see a shift in my weight and, without doing much more than running and eating healthy, I’d also lose a bunch of fat and magically land at 170. What actually happened was that I got a good lesson in eating what my body needs to sustain itself. When I amped up the mileage and regular workouts I started eating to match my caloric output. It was wonderful to learn that maintenance should be a fairly straightforward aspect of my life in the future- as long as running and regular workouts are a regular aspect as well. It’s not disheartening, necessarily, but I am kinda sad I still have to focus on this nutrition thing. Welcome to life, huh?
So, anyways, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I need to figure out how to eat for days when I exercise and days I don’t so I actually start losing some poundage again! I need to kick my butt into gear and start limiting calories again. I’m sooooo resistant because it’s haaaaaard! And, I don’t wanna! It just seems hard right now. That said, I bobbed up to 210-212 a month and a half ago and I’m ready to finally see some movement down. I’m going to fall back on what kicked me into gear many moons ago- I’m going to start with the food diary again. I use the Livestrong MyPlate app for iPad and iPhone. It has a pretty good catalogue of food and has that nice feature for tracking exercise as well. That is always motivating. Whatever it takes to get off this plateau, though. I’m tellin’ ya.


    • Tamara

      I’m 5’9″. I just want to push it a little further, you know what I mean? I thought I’d never weigh less than 250 again in my life, then to pass my original goal just made me want to be out of the ‘obese’ category once more in my life. It just so happens that I’ll ‘only’ be overweight when I weigh 199 and I become ‘normal’ weight around 170. All of these numbers are according to western medicine, and I know it’s only numbers, but I WANT it! LOL! Thank you for the compliment. 🙂

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