||[Apr. 30th, 2007|07:42 am]
Healthy Weightloss At Its Best
Hello Again to ALL the members of this WONDERFUL community...Old and New!
I have decided that I am going to make another go at getting healthier. I know it seems like a cop out, but I generally give up on myself due to the lack of caring. I tend to see others enjoying the foods they love and tend to say to myself, "well, if everyone else is doing it, I am not going to be different and eat to live, I will live to eat."
I am tired of this mentality. I have always been tired of this mentality, but always given up because it was easier/less expensive to eat the things that are not so healthy for you vs. sticking to my guns and sacrificing what I have to (mainly my cigarette money) to begin leading a healthier life.
I recently graduated from a local tech school with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Technology and plan to go back within the next year or so to become a Holistic Health Practitioner. I feel that I could not lead by example if I continue on this horrific roller coaster of eating/not caring about myself.
While that statement makes it sound like I am doing this for others, I am truly doing this for me. I will be healthy, I will be fit, I will live life to the fullest each day and enjoy all the gifts that life has to offer.
I know full well I will not be able to give up all of my vices of comfort food, smoking, and sitting on my butt all at once. So I am taking smaller steps to reach the goals I have lain before myself, for myself.
I have re-affirmed and reset my goals on SparkPeople (I have the same user name there as I do here) and I am aiming for smaller, much more attainable goals. By doing this, I am assuring myself that I am going to reach every goal I lay out for myself.
My first set of goals are as follows (starting Monday April 30):
So, I look forward to sharing with all of you, and am looking forward the the motivation I get daily from this community.
- Lose 10 lbs by June 1, 2007 (going from 301 lbs to 291 lbs) [coincidentally, this is the day before my 30th birthday]
- Listen to an upbeat, motivational song each day
- Track my daily calorie intake
- Track cardio minutes
- Track other exercises
- Drink at least 10 cups of water daily
- Walk Daily (for fitness & mental clarity)
- Eat a High Fiber/Protein Breakfast Daily
- Avoid people who may talk negatively about my goals, or who make it difficult to pursue my goals through their actions
Thanks for listening everyone!