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Day 1: Getting to a Healthy BMI, My Self-Challenge for 2013!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

So, I made a decision this morning. I am going to get to a healthy BMI within ONE year! I need to lose 75.2lbs to get to a 24.9 BMI, which puts me in the healthy category. A friend of mine decided to do Healthy Wage. I was reading over the details and the goal of the plan is to get you to a healthy BMI within a year. This challenge makes the assumption that it is a do-able goal. However, what I liked about it was that they do use WW as a official weighing location. So...I thought, maybe this would be a good goal for me.

I have struggled with my weight for years. I think this last year was helpful because I am finally understanding why and when I eat things for reasons other than hunger. That is a huge step for me. And, I have gained and lost the same pounds throughout the year. I feel more ready to do this than I have in a while and I know the things that need to change to get me to a healthy weight. I don't want to be skinny, I want to be healthy. It is important for me also because I have struggled with health issues. I am hoping that some of these things will either clear up or make themselves apparently known when this weight disappears.

Today will be my first day to getting to a healthy weight. And, I am proud to say I have said no to 1) Carrot Cake 2) Lemon White Chocolate Cookies 3) Chips already this morning. I need to consistently remember why I am doing this and to think "Is this the healthiest, most nutritious food I can eat?" when I do choose to eat something. I think the other thing I have learned over this last year is that I can be lazy. Lazy to get out and exercise. Lazy to cook and cut up vegetables. Lazy to prepare my meals ahead of time. Lazy and accepting of convenience such as Drive Thrus, microwaveable meals, etc. Those things can be a part of a healthy diet with the right choices and if they are on occasion, but I know that is not what is happening with me.

And...I know I have said this before...but, my TV needs to be turned off MORE! I would have so much more time to do things if I would just turn the darn thing off!

I waste so much life laying on the couch staring at the TV. I know life wasn't intended for that and it needs to stop now. I will choose 3 shows I would like to watch each week, and that will be my TV time. I really don't need anymore than that. I could use that time to be more productive, get more sleep, clean the house, exercise, write, read, etc. There is so much more I could be doing, but I know I am wasting at least 3 hours a night on silly TV, and I don't really follow any shows but The Voice!

I have the power to change my life and I can start now! I am not going to wait until January 1st when I already know what to do now and I am going to end this laziness of mine! Finally!
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    Less TV is a great idea! Dec has been a tough month for me lots going on, but I got so much done the 8 days I had no computer and had to limit my cell phone usage, because my husband had taken my charger by mistake. I missed everyone, but I was so productive it felt amazing. But I think I could get the same result with just less TV.

    Congratulations on your Challenge!
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    Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals, to help keep you on track and you WILL get this DONE! Good luck! emoticon
    1915 days ago
    Good Luck on your journey!!
    1928 days ago
    it's tough for a foodie (like myself) to think of food as JUST fuel for the body and not a hobby or a reward.
    i'm a month in and when i want something sweet i'm satisfied by an apple. it's amazing to me. not to say i don't struggle when i open the cookie jar for my kids! haha
    good luck! emoticon
    1928 days ago
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