My Short Term Goal: To give myself a healthier body in 6 months.
My Long Term Goal: To maintain above mentioned healthier body for years to come.
My Plan: Eating controlled portions of healthy food, drink LOTS of water, and excercise.
Sounds simple enough, right?
Well at 5'4 and 204 pounds, simple or not, I have to do something. I am a prime candidate for a wide range of illnesses and diseases, not to mention, fat is not attractive, and I would like to be in that category - attractive, not fat, I've already got the fat thing going.
As I said before I came to this decision based on an article I read, what I failed to mention was that while reading, I was eating a monster size cinnamon roll, had already eaten some cheese, a few grapes and a piece of maple sausage and was working on my 2nd cup of coffee with cream and splenda. Oh boy, and I wonder why I don't lose any weight?! After reading the article and finishing the cinnamon roll, yes I did finish every bite of it, I weighed in. I should have just glued the food to my butt before getting on the scale, I haven't ever weighed this much, outside of pregnancy.
Now's as good a time as any to start. I dumped out the rest of my blonde colored coffee and got myself a big glass of ice water. Lunch was a small piece of the kiddos pizza - their request - and a small handfull of carrots with less than a teaspoon of ranch dressing. I won't be able to stick to the diet outlined on the fit2fat2fit website, but I will be attempting to portion controll and eat similar products. The other part of the equation is exercise. I've been outside playing with the kids and plan to go take a 40 minute brisk walk while the baby is asleep. I'll also throw on a zumba dvd and see if I can get the kids to look silly with me. I believe that'll be enough for day one. Don't wanna over do it and through my body into shock. I'm scared to post this blog for fear of ANYONE seeing how huge I am now, but I guess that's part of the process. So here goes, wish me luck everyone!