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Sunday, August 02, 2009
Okay, here I go. I'm 38 and single - let's face it, I'll probably remain single as long as I'm fat. Yes, fat...not just overweight - I used to be just overweight, but after my son was born, I made lots of excuses to not exercise. I have, however, recently committed myself to a lifestyle makeover, starting with the foods I buy and eat. I've increased my fruit/vegetable and whole grain intake a lot; I've switched away from most pre-packaged food-stuff, including pancake or biscuit mixes. However, what I'm having the most difficulty with is 1) Portion control; 2) Exercise; 3) TEMPTATIONS (yes, I WILL eat the whole package of cookies in two days).
I avoid most temptation by not buying anything I don't want to eat, but it's hard at work where they provide us with a constant supply of free "snacks" - almost any kind of candy or chip or snack that we want. At least at work I'm really self-conscious, so I limit my snacks to a small portion, but it's still really hard to pass it all up. I do really good for a couple of weeks, then I start back eating everything until I'm right back where I started!!!
So this is day on on a new, fresh attempt to find the right encouragement, methods and support system that will help me reach my goal. Too bad you can't put an electric buzzer on my desk chair to zap when I need to get up and go walk!! Now THAT would be motivation!