Slowly Does it......
Monday, January 05, 2009
I tried last year, and gave up. I tried the year before, and gave up. I have tried not getting on the scales and dressing to disguise the fact, but lets face it I have over 100lbs of excessflab to lost, and I need to lose it. Giving up won't work. Setting myself unrealist targets won't work. Believing that biggest loser size weight losses each week is achievable won't work. I need to cut what I eat, alter what I eat, stop doing no exercise, and work my way up to a decent and challenging level of exercise. My incentive this time is me, and my youngest two children. Milly is only 10 and is already in plus size clothing. She needs to be 2 stone lighter and and although she is too young to diet she is keen to learn healthy eating which will set her up for life. She gets the theory (probably better than I do) I just haven't helped her by what I bring into the house and cook for them. Her little brother is heading the same way. The only child who isn;t is the one at boarding school - where I don't cook for him for more that a couple of days each term.
I usually go OTT at the start of a diet - starvation! this time I am trying to reeducate myself. I am starting with slimfast and will do this for a few weeks. I will alternate lunch and dinner as the main meal. I will then switch to a GI diet as this is the one I know works for me and for the family. Its a little complicated to explain to a 10 year old - but she already knows brown grains are healthier and I think will help her make sensible choices as she gets older.
Its been snowing here and that has put me off trying to go jogging, but I do want to start jogging as its easy, and gets me out of the house. I also need to do things like Wii Fit (I discovered that simply buying it does not improve my fitness levels - I need to use it!)
Anyway - I have got to day three and appear on course to make it to day 4 (day 3 is always my dangerous diet day - if I cheat on day 3 I won't make it to week 2!)
My aim for this week = 2lbs. I would like to have lost 50lbs in say 4 or 5 months but I am not in so much of a rush this time. Every lb lost is a lb less to carry round, making me healthier. I may need reminding of this on weeks where I do less well!