Sunday, August 29, 2010
Anyone who has been a spark friend for a while can tell you that I have an on again, off again relationship with dieting. I've had a weight problem since I can remember. I also know exactly how to lose weight. What kind of exercises to do, what kind of food to eat, and in what proportions. I also know that I've never been able to stick with it.
I understand perfectly that it has to be a lifestyle change in order to lose the weight and keep it off and to ultimately be healthier and happier. So, why haven't I been able to stick to it? I have no idea. It would take some self exploration to find out and I don't know that I'm ready to do that yet. What I do know is that I am ready to start being healthy again. My boyfriend has been at it for a little over a month and has lost probably around 10 lbs or so.
So, I'm starting off slow. Lifestyle changes. I hate working out. Cardio is boring. So I'm going to walk. Walk the neighborhood. It's pleasant when it's early in the morning. So here are my weekly goals, lets hope I can stick to them:
1) Take a 30 minute walk 3 times this week
2) Eat less than 2000 calories every day
3) Drink at least 4 glasses of water every day
Baby steps. How many days are you supposed to do something before it becomes habit? 10 or something?
Maybe this time it will stick.