Welcome to our diet blog! I say OUR diet blog because I am welcoming anyone who wants to to post anything they want about their dieting travails. Dieting sucks ass and we all know it, so hopefully if we have a place to go on the internets to vent and support and brag, and share tips and tricks, it will be a little easier.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Eyes on the Prize
Hi girls, Kristin here. Today, I am looking ahead to Thanksgiving with one goal in mind: I am going to hit my goal weight by that day.
I'm out of excuses. I have all the information I need. I know how to do this. I know what I've done wrong, what I'm still doing wrong, what I need to change first, what I should eat, how much and how I should exercise, yadda yadda yadda. I HAVE THE INFORMATION.
What I have lacked to this point is the complete desire to DO SOMETHING with it all. Maybe I was a little over-whelmed...? Who knows. All I DO know is, I am sick and tired of feeling so sick and tired (and fat and flabby and squishy and pudgy and lazy and sluggish and undisciplined and unhappy and unmotivated and unhealthy and flaccid and jiggly and crabby and did I mention FAT???)
So here's the bottom line: My birthday carb-fest is a memory. It was fabulous. A yummy build-your-own taco buffet, healthy veggies and homemade cucumber dip, and in lieu of a cake, I requested a platter of little frozen mini-eclairs. I ate at least 7 of them. HEAVEN.
This is me, in heaven.
I am 43 now. It has been firmly established that I am NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER. In addition, it has not gotten any easier to get healthy, or to exercise, to find motivation, or to be gung-ho about anything. Aging sucks. But that doesn't mean I have to roll over and wait to die, does it? Of course not. I'm trying to take a realistic but consistent approach from this point on. If I'm hungry, I'll eat - but it's going to be something that's healthy, good for me, and I'm going to eat small portions of everything and quit eating when I'm full. I'm going to eliminate pop from my life once and for all, and I'm going to drink more water, home-brewed ice tea, hot tea/green tea, mineral water, and 1% milk. I don't need any other beverages to be happy. I'm going to enjoy every single bite of everything I eat, and I'm not going to sit in front of the t.v. and eat, or in front of the computer and eat, or eat in my car mindlessly. I'm going to count my calories and keep it real. I'm going to get on those machines 3-4 times each week, and I will strengthen my core with my squishy ab ball as often as possible.