Okay, so it sounds like everyone agrees that my 1,200 calorie target is silly. (Thank God!) I’ve never been a successful calorie counter, and I’m taking a break from Weight Watchers (which has worked incredibly well for me in the past.) So…What do I do? I don’t really know, thus the reason I’m here struggling to figure it out. I’m tired of being a slave to points, but how is being a slave to calories any different?
Weight Watchers taught me a lot about portions and guidelines for healthier living, and I know that it’s better to eat cantaloupe than a cupcake. I know that I can eat as much fresh baby spinach as I want to eat without it adversely affecting my goals. I know that it’s better to eat lean protein and lots of veggies than it is to eat fried junk food. I know what healthy diet looks like, and that’s what I’m going to try to do over the next 29 days.
I’m not obese because I don’t know what to eat. I’m obese because I don’t do the things that I know I should be doing I’m spending my birthday in DC and birthday weekend in NY. For me those things include tracking my food. (When I write it down, I think a lot more before I eat.)
I also need to find my exercise groove again too. I’m bored at the gym, really bored so I need to make some changes in that area. I signed up for a week of Bikram Yoga, and if it goes well I will sign up for a month.
My commitment to myself for the next month is to stop telling myself that I’ll deal with this tomorrow and to make little choices that I know are good for me. I’m going to start by heading up to the gym since that’s all I have time for today (boring or not.)