I have been gone for a while and have been trying on my own to lose the weight. Well, I have not been entirely successful at it. Actually, I have not lost anything at all. OK, I lost a few pounds here and there, but they did not stay off. What I learned during my absence is that the one thing that has held consistently true for me with weight loss, is that when I track I am more accountable and successful.
I have learned a few very valuable lessons also. For me, the focus has moved from wanting to be skinny to wanting to be healthy. Some may feel that they are the same thing, but I disagree. Many have proven that you can get skinny through various methods which are very damaging to your body. There are some who are willing to pay that price, but I am not. The whole point of losing weight for me is so that I can enjoy life, not spend the rest of my years feeling horrible because I chose to sacrifice my health for image. Worse, yet, once the weight is gone, I don't want to gain it back once again.
To prevent that from happening, I have decided that small changes which I can live with is the answer. So, here are my mini goals for this week:
1~ 10 minutes (or more) of activity a day. Anyone can do that, right?
2~ No High Fructose Corn Syrup! In an effort to start cleaning up my eating habits, I am going to phase out sugar. Step 1 is no High Fructose Corn Syrup and yes, I do realize this will remove pretty much all packaged foods from my diet, but that is ok because I have been doing my homework and eventually all sugars except for honey will be eliminated, or at least that is the plan.
3~ Water! They say drink half your weight in ounces, right? Well, I am about to drown myself on a daily basis because I know from experience that this is the one single change which will get me on the road to feeling better the quickest.
Each week I will choose three more mini goals which will help in my effort to get healthy! It feels good to be back!