Thursday, February 28, 2013
Right now, I've decided that what I really want to do is to focus on WHAT I am eating and how I am feeding my family. So instead of focusing on pure weight-loss, I want to focus on healthy eating habits (and that should make weight-loss a happy bonus). I still plan to work on my weight, but it won't be my main focus. Probably especially since we are currently trying for another baby. Yes, I would've liked to be a healthier weight first, and I'll keep working on that, but I'm not letting my weight dictate my dreams for my family.
Since my son eats breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack at daycare, and those are provided by the daycare center, I don't have control over those meals during the week. But that's okay, because it will help me teach moderation. My control is over my own meals, my son's dinners and weekend meals, and what I serve my husband (I can't control what he actually eats, only what I prepare & offer).
So, putting my nutrition goals out into plain writing, especially so I can't "forget" about them!
Raw/Minimally-processed vegetables, organic when possible
Raw/Minimally-processed fruits, organic when possible
Grilled/Roasted meats - minimally processed -probably not organic, due to cost
Raw, organic dairy
avoid soy, HFCS, GMO, and artificial ingredients as much as possilbe
I want more of our meals to be homemade.
I would like to try making yogurt, butter, and maybe cheese.
I would also like to try making some of my own condiments (like salad dressing).
I want most of my carbs to come from fruits and vegetables.
I already eat 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables each day, before even leaving work (breakfast, lunch, and snack). I need to try to keep that number up on the weekends.
My weight-loss goals are flexible, since I want to focus on health, but they are still goals for me. If and when they are achieved, I will decide on rewards for myself. My final goal is to eventually reach 130-135lbs, at which point I'm planning a boob job (I want them to be perky again, mostly thinking reduction and/or lift) and a dragon tattoo on my stomach...tattoo can only come after tubes are tied though. I think those are both rewards and motivation to not "let things go" ever again.
2013 starting weight (Jan. 1) - 224.8lbs and size 18
Goal #1 - 212lbs and size 16 by 1 Apr 13
Goal #2 - 199lbs and size 14 by 1 Jul 13
Goal #3 - 186lbs and size 12 by 1 Oct 13
Goal #4 - 173lbs and size 10 by 1 Jan 14