OK, that's it. I saw a picture of myself yesterday that I was not so thrilled about. So I am forcing myself into some accountability. I figure that if I post it here in public then just maybe that will give me the motivation I need to take it seriously. Because if I do this silently it will be easy to let things go or slip in a little somethin' somethin' here and there (or everywhere). I don't want to be crazy about this or be a slave to my scale, just healthy weight loss. Here are my goals.
*Lose 12 pounds over the summer. See the nifty ticker?
*Cut out as much refined sugar as possible. This will be hard because I do love sugar. Not just in candy but in my beverages and well, just about everything. I also hate the taste of diet drinks so it will be just water. I am going to let myself have a black tea lemonade whenever I go to Starbucks and a dessert here or there . But at home my rule will be no sugary stuff.
* Eat at least one salad a day. Summer is a great time to load up on those veggies!
*Eat breakfast. More than my usual which is just a cup of coffee. I am planning on fruit for breakfast as much as possible. Again Summer is a great time for this.
*Walk at least 3 times a week, hopefully increasing this as the weeks progress. I know a big key is going to be moving more. I used to walk faithfully every day before we traveled to China.
*Swimming whenever I take the kids to the pool. Usually I sit and watch. I am committing to swim some laps this Summer. I normally take the kids 3 or more times a week.
I have read enough diet books so I know all the 'how-to's' I could probably tell you about nearly any diet you have heard of. And tried most of them. The problem lies when it is all head knowledge and no action. There I am. Over the past several month I have slowly (and suddenly sometimes) let myself creep into some bad habits...but no longer.
Whew...now I am committed and accountable