Monday, April 23, 2012
It's so sad for me to look at my SparkPeople page and realize how close I was last year. I lost 20 pounds! That's a lot for me! And I just put it all back on. I'm tired of feeling fat and sedentary. Saturday, I went to the Stephens College fashion show. The women modeling were my age and height, and they wore navel-baring shirts and clingy dresses. I thought about how awful I'd look in the midriff shirts and how I'd have to wear atomic Spanx to fit into those dresses. It was an eye-opener for me, because I think I could look like that if I really tried.
So here are the new rules, because when I lose it this time, I mean for it to stay lost.
-Keep a calorie deficit, but don't freak out about eating more than 1200 calories. I'm six feet tall; that's not a reasonable requirement, if I'm being honest with myself.
-If I go a little over the target calories for the day, that's OK, as long as I filled up on healthy, whole foods.
-I'm going to purge the pantry/fridge this week and get rid of everything unhealthy. Then I just won't buy anymore.
-I need to at least walk a mile per day. That's very easy, takes 20 minutes or less, and it's definitely better than nothing. Even on weekends. Even when I'm busy.
-I'll eat something for breakfast--smoothies have been working out well, and if I put tofu and flax in them, they keep me satisfied until lunch.
-Weigh-ins will be twice per week. No more every day--that only depresses me when I don't see rapid progress.
-If I feel thin and healthy by vacation time in June (we're going to Corpus Christi) I'll reward myself with one of ModCloth's expensive, adorable swimsuits. Credit card, watch out.
Well, wish me luck!