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So, it is that time of year again. Time to D.I.E.T. Oh my. As part of my... ahem... resolution.... (wow, it hurts to say that) I am kinda-sorta on the diet train. Who's surprised? Not me.
So, okay, this isn't a willy-nilly 2011 resolution. If you'll remember, numero uno on my 30 x 30 list is to weigh 150. I'm a few pounds away from that. I'll be 30 in approximately 20 months. I need to lose about a pound a week to reach my goal in time for my big birthday. You do the math.
Fine... as a sacrifice to the blog and my lovely readers, I'll do part of it for you. This week's weigh-in number:
drum roll, please...
|233.5 hefty ol' pounds|
After all the Christmas cookies, summer sausage, peanut butter balls, cake truffles, cheese, chips and salsa, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, southern-style green beans, pastries, cakes, barbeque, sodas, mixed drinks, and more... much more... I'm a little bloated. That's right, that's all water weight. Uh-huh.
Two years ago, I joined Planet Fitness. It was fine, but I can't take my kids. After some flip-flopping, going here and going there, but never regularly, I'm still a member. Last year, I bought some more Wii Fitness games so I could work out at home. The batteries have been dead in my balance board for... forever. And, I tend to cuss at the faux trainer. Another flop.
I tend to go at it really strong for a few weeks, drop a few pounds, and then burn out. This year has to be different. My plan is to take itty-bitty steps towards better heath. I'm going to use the Habit Streak app on my new phone (which I got for Christmas) to help me do this. This week's step is to drink three glasses of water a day. That's it, just three. Maybe I'll be inspired to cut back on some of my calories, too, but no pressure or anything. Just three glasses a day. I think I can do that.
I might not lose a lot of weight at first, but I'm tired of burning out. I'm tired of the yo-yo-ing. I'm tired of looking like a chipmunk, storing nuts for the winter. Winter's here, and I'm plenty fed. It's time to drink some water.