It has begun
Due to my anniversary coming up in June and the fact that Big Daddy and I are going away for a bit….I have decided to start my healthy lifestyle eating change.
Let me just tell you.
I want some Cheddar and Bacon chips so bad I can’t stand it and if there were some here, I’d be eating them.
I’m not hungry….I just want them.
My goal (longterm) is to lose about 50 lbs. by this time next year. I’m not going to set unrealistic goals because I am just setting myself up for failure. I know myself well enough to know that i will become discouraged and I will quit. I will never be the same size I was when I was super thin. I was thin, yes, but I was not healthy or strong. I want to feel good in my own skin and right now, I don’t.
I need reality and I need to reach my goal. I know I can…..I just don’t want to have too. I want to be one of those people who is naturally thin and doesn’t have to worry about everything that enters their mouths. I just want to slap those people 🙂
So, I started walking today and will do so as long as the weather and my health permits. On the days when it is nasty outside, I will ride our recumbent bike. Sundays, I will be off and eat what I want 🙂 I will be keeping up with my stuff with the phone app “My diet coach” and on the computer with “Map My Walk”.
I really do not plan on changing what I eat. I don’t eat badly. I just have bad habits. I do not eat breakfast, I drink too much coke and not enough water and I don’t get enough rest. I love candy, but my tastes have moved away from liking chocolate which is good. I love pasta and cheese. I mean, I LOVE THEM, people.
I want to learn portion control and I need to stop grazing. I’m not going to cut out all that I love, I just want to learn moderation. We shall see.
Today is a beginning….I hope of great and healthy things to come!
Here is to new beginnings! If you want to join in with me, comment in the comments section and we can hold each other accountable.
Let the games begin!
This picture was taken on a retreat on “The Hill” that I went on several years ago.