I have been stalling for a week, deciding if I wanted to write out my “new” resolve or keep it private. After all, if I fail and no one knows about it, did it ever really happen? However, I have come to the conclusion that even if I am the only one who reads my own blog, and the only one who knows, writing it down makes it more serious, and, therefore, requires more determination. That’s the hope anyway.
One week ago my scale registered at 190 lbs, the largest I have been since pregnancy. YIKES….. For some reason, 180 had not scared me as much, (clearly), and I continued to eat and drink without much thought or worry. 190 though; that is a wake-up call, at least for me.
So, what am I doing? First: Increased time on the spin bike, adding 5-10 minutes each week over the hour mark. Second: Fruits and vegetables have become my acquaintances rather than my enemies. (Friends may never happen). Thirdly, I am writing down a daily habit change and keeping track of exercise. Lastly: I am trying to become a vegetarian (5th time is the charm). All of these changes/fixes are doable, and my goal is to feel good about trying on clothes again, even with those hideous lights that are in most dressing rooms. I am still having trouble running, but I hope the weight reduction will help with that too eventually.
Weekly Summary: I do feel much better eating “cleaner” with few processed foods, no meat and added protein. The workouts are going well, and I like the changes I have made. (Cutting out vodka at night was rough, proving that it needed to be done). Not telling anyone about my plan because I want to do this all on my own. Mom and husband know, and my daughter is trying to do her own weight loss at the same time. I hope she sees me as an inspiration.
I will continue to write about my “journey” in case anyone reads this, and maybe some day to have a record to use to help others. I might even try to self-publish a book. One thing at a time.
Music: “Over and Over” The Goo Goo Dolls