The new year is finally here! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to rock it.
I spent the last weekend cleaning out the pantry and fridge. All of the candy and junk food is gone. I have fruit and veggies in house. Gym clothes are clean and folded. The MP3 player is charged. It's a new beginning!
And let me tell you, I need myself a new beginning.
I've been open about my weight gain the last year and a half (about 10 pounds), but I hadn't taken time to do measurements. Yesterday I did. Up 15 inches from January 2012 to January 2013.
I guess that explains why my pants are tight.
So today we're changing course. Nothing new to do. No miracles or magic weight loss schemes. Believe it or not, when I do what my dietician tells me, I lose weight. When I don't do what she tells me to do, I gain or plateau. So I'm pulling out Gretchen's list and ticking off the boxes:
At least 7 hours of sleep
Less than 45 grams of sugar
100 oz. of water
30 minutes of cardio
3x/week strength training
25 grams of fiber
70 grams of protein
daily food journal
weekly flexibility work
It kind of seems like a lot, but it's just a matter of making it habit again. I've decided to go cold turkey on the chips and such. It's just easier for me to abstain all-together than try to moderate my intake. I'll be measuring and weighing my food for a while to make sure I have a grip on what a portion size looks like. I'm also looking for a new heart rate monitor, since mine died last summer. Any recommendations?
Weight: 184.4 lbs
High Hip: 47"
Low Hip: 42"
R Thigh: 22.75"
In addition, I'm working on a 2013 "Happiness Project." That's where I'll be posting a lot of my "be kind to myself" resolution stuff. You can read about that on my Project Forty-One blog: fortyoneproject.wordpres
I also have health and weight loss stuff on my tumblr: brainsprinkles.tumblr.co
New year! New beginning!