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Feel like I have been at this juncture point too many times in life. The point of knowing I need to do something about my weight. Knowing I’m not healthy and can’t go on this way. As more and more parts of my body ache and have issues it’s a big reminder now is the time.

I often live in a state of denial. You know if I don’t get on the scale the number hasn’t changed. If I don’t look in the mirror I look good and it’s just a little extra weight. So this week I caught that dreaded view in the full length mirror in a mall. I didn’t recognize the person staring back at me. I’m that that big. That’s not really me is it?? It is and instead of curling up and feeding my pain I’m attempting motivation once again.

I work best with rules so to say. I don’t want to overwhelm myself because that will make me run and hide. Instead a few plans at a time. So I will start with the easy.

1. ¬†Week of drinking only water. That may sound easy but the thought of giving up my diet pepsi is a little scary but so not helpful to my goal. That actually means drinking it too so I don’t dehydrate myself.

2. ¬†Week of meal planning at least 1 day ahead. One of my biggest weaknesses is not planning ahead and grabbing something quick, not good for me, and not thought generally means a ton of calories while i’m out on the go.

Seems like a good start. My goal is to stick with these two goals for the weeks and then work from there. I’m feeling good about this. I know I can do this!