I have to get my weight under control, my health truly depends on it. Arthritis is bad enough without dragging around an extra person worth of FAT.
So today begins week 1 of the Challenge. I begin at 212 pounds. Not my heaviest, but by far not where I should be.
Goals are notoriously my hardest challenge – but I need to make those as well.
I have a pair of short term goals (within the next 2 weeks):
1. I will wean myself from my 2 Dr Pepper a day habit. I will, I will! It may be 1 a week, or diet, but baby steps, right?
and 2. I will drink more water. I despise water. Why consume something tasteless? Because it’s GOOD FOR ME dammit. Honestly, if I drink ONE glass a day, I’m lucky, so again, baby steps – not going to promise to drink 8, let’s start with 4.
And my long-term goals for healthy living – less fried, less cooked, more raw (veggies, that is). I’m going to lower my consumption of condiments (I admit to a love affair with dressings and mayo and such…dead , empty calories). I will not berate myself if I fall off the wagon as I have in past failed attempts. I will get my fat butt back to the Y – ya think the workout gear hubby gave me for Christmas was a hint???
So watch me, support me (please, I’m gonna need all the cheerleaders I can get!), and hopefully in the oncoming months you’ll be seeing less of me 😉