You won't believe this - I'm making a New Year's Resolution to lose weight! How innovative! The good news is, despite craptastic habits, I weigh the same as I did a year ago. The bad news is: I weigh the same as I did a year ago, which isn't a good number. I'm about 5 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, and my pre-pregnancy weight was the highest I'd ever been. eep!
Aside from losing weight, I really
I may or may not record what I eat every day, and what I do for exercise. I'm more interested in writing about my thoughts on food and stuff. I hope I can keep it up for one full year - we shall see.
So the goals, as of now:
Goal 1: Drink more water
To further that goal, I'm filling up 3 water bottles at night and putting them in the fridge. Then I can just grab-and-go. I have a Diet Coke every.single.morning, and I'm not about to give that up. But then I have to have one bottle of water before I can have another one. (Limiting DC is not on the agenda this year.)
Goal 2: Exercise more days than not
To further this goal, I'm keeping a calendar and will record each day I workout. Maybe I'll do it here, too. So far, not so good - 0/2.
Goal 3: Limit fast food
To further this goal, I plan to allow myself to eat it once each calendar month. No monkeying around with "it's been 4 weeks" - straight up once in January, once in February, etc. This includes anything with a drive-thru, but not Subway, Quiznos, Panera.
Those are the 3 stated goals. I prefer to make goals based on behaviors, rather than outcomes. The outcome I'm hoping for is to lose 45 pounds, hopefully at about 5 pounds per month. For right now, I'm not counting calories. I've done that in the past, and while I think it's a good tool, it is extremely time-consuming. For now I'm going to focus on better habits, and see what happens.
Lunch: Amy's Creamy Tomato Bisque, goldfish crackers, string cheese
Dinner: Blueberry pancakes (made with whole wheat flour, fat-free cottage cheese, etc.)
Snack: 2 squares dark chocolate