I will admit that this past weekend was not my best. 1800 calories on Saturday and 2000 on Sunday. I can only lose weight when I consistently stay around 1400, IF my exercise is really on target. Yes, lots of reasons for eating over my budget, but the fact that I still tracked is a small win in my book. What matters now is that I move forward.
Obesity on the rise: I do not know if you heard last week about the study that reports that close to 2 BILLION of the world’s population is overweight. This is a 25% increase from the last set of data in 2002. “The trend is strongly correlated to rising income and to an increase in preventable health problems, writes Richard H. Weil in the latest Vital Signs Online release from the World watch Institute.”
In fact this study points out that about 75 percent of adults in the 10 richest countries are overweight, while in the 10 poorest, only 18 percent are. So there is a significant correlation between being overweight and rising income. In addition, the extra weight is showing up in issues to health in the same countries with rising income. Sobering information for all of us.
The figures above are for the “overweight” category, not the category where I land: obese. I will not even be in the overweight category until I lose another 25 pounds. One of the reasons I continue to move forward is I am well aware that I am at significant risk for health issues if I do not. Despite a weekend over budget: I will move forward and on because I want to avoid those health risks. Eat less, move more. Simple words that form my mantra.
How are you doing on eating less and moving more??