Friday, January 8, 2010

My Not A Diet

Let's face it. Diets are crap. They are no fun and the only thing I do when I am on one is wish for the day I will be "done". But we are never done because as soon as we quit we put on more weight and then we have to start the whole thing over again. It sucks.

So here is my plan.

I am working out. My goal is 3 times a week but I am pushing for more. I gotta make working in that dumb day care worth my time! Did I ever tell you how much I hate to baby sit? Another day perhaps.

I am watching what I eat. Tonight at 10:30 when I really wanted Alfredo sauce and 5 bread sticks, I ate a salad. Yes I ate a bread stick too, but it filled me up and saved me like 800 calories. The key to this: I am going to eat what I want so I don't fell deprived. I am just not going to eat as much of it as often as I usually do.

I am not making this a goal or a resolution or a deadline type deal in any way, shape or form. That is just setting me up for failure, which I am not good with.

What I am doing is making it my habit. Our country is full of fat people. I don't want to be one of them anymore. I don't want my kids to become one of them either. It is pretty much certain if we continue doing what we are doing that we will stay fat.

I have no distinct weight in mind or time limit on when I will get there. When I can feel confident in my skin and run around with my kids without aching or getting winded I will know I am there.

I am not unrealistic about the body I want. I have stretch marks in crazy places. I have lots of spider veins. I even am starting to wrinkle in places... mostly from smiling. My boobs are sagging..but I did breast feed 4 babies. I know who I am. I would just like to not have excess fat underneath it all anymore. I can change that part. So I am going to.

I am a work in progress and I will never be "done". The moment I think I am is the moment I start to go the opposite direction I want to go.


sunnie said...

Now that sounds like a realistic resolution. It's not fun to deprive yourself sometimes, but it is fun to indulge yourself sometimes, you have to find a good balance. Good Luck!

Sandi said...

Great! I'm trying to change for my kids too (and for myself). You can still join our friendly competition, though, if you'd like. People can join for two more weeks. I went today and it was pretty cool. They've got three teams with team leaders that help us get excited about being more active and eating sensibly. Most of the girls in it are my weight or heavier.

Shanakin Skywalker said...

Such a great post. I needed to hear that today. Right after eating half the batch of snickerdoodles. Life goes on and start again tomorrow.

Amber M said...

Congrats on your new goal. It is a lifestyle change and it looks like you are being realistic. There is a good diet out there called the 400 cal diet. It is 4 400 cal diets. Which allows you to eat real food just within 400 cal meals. Anyways I know a few people who have tried it with success.

Good luck!

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