Thursday, June 03, 2010

Attack of the Woman of Ideal Weight

Which is not me......yet.

The ideal weight for a woman of my age and build ranges from 122 to 149 pounds, the mean being 135 pounds. My goal weight of 141 will do a couple of things, one of which is to make my driver's license accurate. More importantly, it will make me happy.

I don't weigh myself often. Usually, I find out the number when I go in for a checkup at the doctor's office. Instead of weight, I gauge my body by how my clothes fit and how quickly I can run a 5k. Lately, my clothes are on the verge of not fitting at all, and I haven't run a 5k in nearly a year.

After two weeks, I am down to *&% pounds.

Breakfast is a fruit smoothie:

- frozen fruit of various types
- fruit juice
- 1 banana

The combinations are endless, and I love that.

Lunch is a sandwich or wrap:

- turkey, chicken, or roast beef (or, whatever)
- sliced cucumbers
- lettuce
- tomato
- olive oil and lemon juice (in place of mayonnaise)

Dinner is....various things. Steak and baked potato, salads, yogurt (when I'm going to class), a wrap, sandwich, or I don't even know what. Great tip!

I feel really good. I still drink coffee in the morning with my usual teaspoon of sugar, and eat a few semi-sweet chocolate chips for dessert. I don't feel like I'm on a diet, and it's really not a diet. Even though it is. If I tell myself I'm on a diet, I'll feel squirmy and tied down, and I don't like to feel that way. I like to feel that I have options, and diets are psychologically NOT about options.

So, on this diet/non-diet, I'm doing well because food tastes good and I'm eating plenty of it (low-calorie, especially). I'm not going to restrict myself from any kind of food, but rather, watch the portions and only concern myself about calories.

I figure this is the most reasonable way to not be on a diet, while on a diet slash lifestyle change.


james said...

Uncle Jim says so you are down to 875 lbs. right?

R. Eductil said...

You will loose your weight quickly as with your food plan. And otherwise you are not weighing more.