Today I start my weight loss. I don't say diet because it is so much more than that that is going to need to take place in order for me to reach my goal. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. Actually, 31.6. I am carrying around 31.6 extra pounds and I feel...gross. That's the only word to describe it. I don't fit into any of the clothes I own, and I look like I'm still pregnant even though I gave birth 9 months ago. I kept putting it off, blaming my nursing or the holidays. But now it is time to get down to business. No more excuses. I have done this before and I can do it again.
So here's my plan.
Food: I'll be following the Weight Watchers food plan, writing down everything I eat and tracking my points daily. I've tried so many other "diets," and Weight Watchers really is the only one that works for me because it reteaches me everytime how to eat healthy and maintain the weight loss. (You might be thinking, "Well if it teaches you how to maintain the weight loss, why do you have to go on it again?" That would be the subject of another blog.)
Exercise: I got a new double jog stroller for Christmas. I will be putting it together today and my goal is to jog 4 times a week. Once I go back to work, my plan is to run as soon as I get home from work with the kids in the jog stroller. I have no mileage goals, just time. One hour, four times a week.
Accountability: I will be blogging about my weight loss every Saturday morning, and I will file all of those blogs under the title "My Weight Loss Story." I also will be talking to my dad on a daily basis, as he is doing the same thing.
So there's my plan. I know it will work because as I said earlier, I've done it before. It's not going to be easy, but things like this never are. But now that I've put this out there, I feel like I'm one step into this journey of mine.