Eye Opening Realizations
Friday, December 28, 2012
I've done the dieting thing before. At the beginning of this year, I started a journey in which I was attempting to make long-term healthy changes, and I lost 40lbs in about 5 months. I was so proud of myself. As it turns out, it's really easy to revert back to old ways... I've gained 30lbs back in the last 5 months. I decided today that I'm going to start on that journey again. All new goals. All new approach. More support. And I really think I can be successful this time.
Today I ate 3500 calories. That number grosses me out so much. This is my number one goal... when I know how many calories I'm consuming, I don't consume them. The problem is I don't count them. I don't keep track. My nutrition goal for the month of January (and the rest of December) is simply to count my calories everyday, throughout the day as I'm eating them. I don't want to count them up at the end of the day and find out I did horribly when it's way too late. I want to get in the habit of calculating my calories before I eat them, and then making the right decision based on those numbers.
My fitness goal for the next month is to take the stairs at work whenever I can. I work in a hospital, and I have the chance to take the stairs multiple times per day, but I don't. I always take the elevator, even when it's just 1 or 2 floors. Not anymore :)
My emotional well-being goal for the month is to write down in my journal every night one thing that I did during the day that made me proud of myself. I really want to get myself in the habit of focusing on the good decisions I make, instead of dwelling on the poor ones.
We'll see how it goes :)
117lbs to go!