Monday, January 23, 2012
OK, so I'm a bit late for the New Year resolutions. But here goes.
2011 was spent losing and gaining the same 5lb frustratingly many times. If only I'd lost it and not regained it, each of those times, I'd be close to my target by now. I wouldn't be snoring so much, and I wouldn't have this persistent heartburn.
So, what can I do differently in 2012?
Use the Sparkpeople site EVERY DAY and record food and weight honestly. If it goes in my mouth, it will go on the tracker. Also, planning stuff to go in the tracker is a good idea as well.
Move more. And record exercise in the exercise tracker.
Change my evenings. They are the single worst time. I can eat sensibly all day but then go berserk in the evenings. No food after 8pm. And particularly no biscuits, crisps, crackers, cheese, chocolate... this will also have the hugely beneficial effect of helping my heartburn.
Set myself some really motivational rewards. I already have a pair of black jeans that will fit when I am at target. And I'll be able to wear my rings again.
Ask my friends and family for support. Ask them to cheer me on if they notice a change, to keep me buoyed up if I am struggling, to help keep temptation out of my way.