I wonder if one reason the Hunter isn’t being as physical with me is my weight. I gained a lot of weight over the last year. I mean a lot. Let’s put down the number – 23 pounds. Yes, I have gone off the deep end. In my defense, the Hunter gained quite a bit of weight, but between being sick and now walking the dog and cutting back, he has dropped 20 pounds. Men, damn them, have an easier time than women when it comes to weight loss.
I tried combating the weight with personal trainers and while my body got stronger, I didn’t lose weight. I know this is because I haven’t changed my eating habits. As my last trainer said, to lose a single pound a week, your output needs to be 3,500 calories more than what you are inputting.
I’m disgusted with myself. I did a lot of work and lost about 40 pounds when I first moved out. It wasn’t that easy but with consistent exercise and cutting back on the food, it was achievable. I’ve been thinking about what I am doing now and it’s the diet – the Hunter’s diet. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I need less of both. I need more veggies, more salad, more yogurt, more fish (he hates fish) and less of all the things he makes. Sigh.
On the positive side, he loves veggies, loves salads and eats them all. He has cut back on making big meals during the week because we don’t have that much time, but I need to figure out some healthier solutions for me. I need to prioritize a healthier diet for me. I need to control my portions. I need to have some better options for my sweet tooth.
I dumped the personal trainer – the money is too much and quite frankly I was getting a bit bored with his routines. He tried to coax me back into his group classes, but those are too intense. Right now I am walking the dogs for about an hour or more a day and then I have access to a gym which I use at least twice a week. What’s interesting to me is that I have learned enough over the years from the trainers, the boot camps, the Y classes, to develop some decent routines that work all areas of my body, so I feel like I’m getting great workouts.
Now I need to focus on results. I think that’s the key for life right now. I need results (and a smaller dress size). Now I’m off to the grocery store to stock up on healthy options.