Monday, December 03, 2012
Well, my first week has come and gone. I didn't lose any weight but I still consider it a success. I have spent more time reading labels, researching nutrition and recipes, looking for ways to be more active in my every day life and overall I've been in a positive frame of mind.
I have two hurdles to jump over. 1) pain (back pain and swollen knee that I'll be going to the doctor for tomorrow) and 2) choosing healthy foods over the vast temptations the grocery store offers.
After seeing all the pain I'm in with my knee, my husband has agreed to let me plan healthy meals and snacks only for the upcoming week because he knows I'm too young to have such debilitating pain and he finally realizes that I HAVE to lose weight not that I just WANT to lose weight. I count that as a major step in the right direction!
Week two goals:
1) Just say NO to soda - drink water or tea instead!
2) Get at least 10 mins of exercise daily (nothing crazy yet since I don't know what's wrong with my knee)
3) Make a vision collage
4) Start building a healthy recipe collection
5) Toss out "bad" stuff from pantry and refrigerator
I've been looking at a lot of motivating quotes this week and one really stood out to me:
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
-C. S. Lewis
This reminds me that I can't remain this way anymore. It's time for me to "hatch" (get my life on a healthy road) instead of going "bad" by having numerous health problems and a shortened life by remaining on the unhealthy path I've been on my whole life.