Sunday, January 17, 2010
I don't know if anyone will ever read this but I just might hold it over my own head that I could direct traffic here for people to see the real deal. I was reading a magazine that chronicled the weight loss of a woman in this way. She wrote a paragraph or two every few days with her weight as the title. I figure I have recommitted to SP and to journaling and to a regular exercise habit so what will keep me honest? A blog? Maybe - although I truly have no idea if anyone besides me can or would read this.
Why do I want to lose weight? Well, I originally started a couple of years ago when I had pushed over the 200 lb mark. Gross! I am 5' 11" but that is just man's territory for weight in my mind. I spent a year and got to the 175-ish range. Still 10 lb away from where I wanted to be (which was 10 lb MORE than my wedding day - I am not an overachiever :)). Anyway - this past year was chock full of "other stuff" to disrupt my schedule and allow my weight to creep up. I am not consumed with the numbers so much as wanting to feel the way I felt when I was in a great routine. I LOVE when I feel bad if I haven't gotten in a daily workout. It is like nature's way of telling me what I need. So working out is primary. Eating.... I truly don't have bad eating habits but I do have a big appetite. Even the best foods in too large a quantity are no good. I am not in a race here and know my own body well enough to know the slower the better so that it doesn't become a bouncy ball of up and down weight.
So this is my plan - commit to working out 5-6 times a week. Make better eating choices - mostly with regard to portions and snacking and journal here on SP. Loose goals?? Be close to 175 when we go to Cancun for Spring break on March 14. Maintain workouts there but be prepared to forgive myself a couple pound gain while there. Then be in the mid 160s for summer. VERY realistic.