Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weight Management

I have started a diet.  I really don't want to call it a diet.  It's more like I am changing what I eat.  Okay, it's a diet.  Let's not fool one another!

I started this diet on Tuesday, February 4th.  I weighed in at 164.0.  I can't believe I weigh that much, but I do.  The scales don't lie and neither do my clothes!

I have often wondered how people "let" themselves get so out of shape.  Now I know....It really does just creep up on you.  You gain 5 pounds and think to yourself oh that's no problem.  I can get rid of those easily.  Then, you gain another 5 pounds and once again you think no problem.  Before you know it, you have gained over 40 pounds and can't seem to motivate yourself to lose the weight.  That my friends is where I am right at this moment.  I want to lose the weight, but I just can't seem to get my butt in gear!

I tell myself EVERYDAY that TODAY is the day that I am going to start.  I have started eating better.  We aren't going out to eat at lunch like we were.  We bring our lunch and actually eat what we bring.  So, that's step one.

My problem is at night.  I get home and I eat a lot more than I should.  If I go to the nursing home and visit mom, then it is after 8:00 before I get home.  I shouldn't eat that late, but I do.  I think it's more out of habit now.  And I eat bad things!  A plate piled high with pasta, my favorite...Or a huge piece of cake.  I HAVE NO WILLPOWER!!!  How do I get willpower???  Where does it come from??  You would think once your clothes start looking bad on you that would motivate you.  Or when you look at pictures of yourself and you have several chins, shouldn't that motivate you?  Evidently it doesn't me...

Step two, is to stop overeating at night.  Which means stop having things in the house that I will want to pig out on.  Buy only healthy things at the store.  Stop making pasta until I can control how much of it I eat.  Tall Man isn't going to be very happy with these changes.  Of course, he ate almost half of a box of girl scout cookies last night!  So maybe he is ready for a change too!!

Step three is to start exercising again.  I bought a Jawbone.  It tracks your steps.  My goal is to get in 10,000 steps a day.  I have made a bet with a friend at work that also has a Jawbone.  If we don't get 10,000 steps in a day we have to pay the other person a dollar!  I think that's a pretty good incentive!

So here's to willpower and motivation!  Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it!!!

Thanks for stopping by and spending.....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hodge Podge

When I decided to create my own blog, I didn't really think about how much time I would have to invest in it.  I thought I could jump online, write a few paragraphs and be done.  It's not that simple.

Trying to come up with witty, amusing, interesting things to write about is hard!

I really need to write about my dieting and exercising, or lack thereof.....I'm hoping that keeping track of it here will help me keep on track....

February is probably the worst month for me to start a diet.  My birthday and my mom's birthday is February 5.  My husband's birthday is February 11.  Valentine's Day is February 14.  Our anniversary is February 17.  Throw in a couple of relative's birthdays and a few friends birthdays and we are celebrating almost the entire month of February!!

You also have to throw in the fact that I am addicted to sweets!  I could probably eat an entire German Chocolate Cake in one sitting.  I'm not lying......But, I guess as they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step!

I also want to blog a little about couponing.  Even though I am not that great at it, I do try.  So maybe together we can become coupon queens (and kings).

I am also going to blog about food.  I know.  I know.  I just talked about dieting, but I can blog about healthy food too!  Maybe I can take some of the not so healthy recipes and make them a little bit healthier!

I might even blog a little bit about my family, because they are pretty awesome!!

I hope you stay tuned!

Until next time......thanks for spending-----