I’ve done this before but this time I’m determined to continue the progress.
Somehow without setting foot in a gym or a yoga class or on the pedal of a bicycle for two months due to a variety of ankle and knee issues, I’ve lost 20 pounds.
How’d I do it? Sleeping better and eating better. When it was painful to walk, I stayed in bed and mostly slept 10-12 hours a day, and now I make sure to get
at least eight every night (it’s funny the same level or determination that I used to bring to making the 2pm yoga class or 5:30 spinning class I now bring to getting to bed so that I can as much sleep as possible).
And well, I work at Gastronomie 491, a specialty food shop, so I take advantage of my employee discount to eat well (Saturday I had two meals from there of grilled fish with assorted roasted autumn vegetables), and my go-to at home is salad greens with some sort of protein (often leftover chicken), caramelized onions, and grape tomatoes. Because of my improved sleep habits I see the “full” light much more clearly now too. It’s not a bunch of restrictions; I’m eating the way I’d like to eat. The ankle and knee issues are behind me. Next week, we begin to resume the gym, yoga, and bicycling habits. I’m eager to see what happens with cardio and improved alignment added to this lifestyle.
Four years ago, I lost weight under similar circumstances, but it came back. I think I’ll win the rematch.