- I am NOT the most organized person you'll ever meet.
- I am not the most organized person you'll ever meet.
What that means, essentially, is that while I plan to have this blog written on Tuesday MORNING....well, I'm sure you see where this is going, right? :)
On a more uplifting note, this diet (I mean "lifestyle change") seems to be working this time. Granted, I never really tried this hard before, but progress is progress. I joined a gym mid January and I really like it. Do I go everyday? Um....no. I also have countless walking videos at home AND a treadmill. The funny thing about the treadmill, though, is that nothing happens unless you turn it on. I've had this treadmill for five years, and only this year have I been consistently using it if I don't go to the gym.
I've always liked to move, though. Ok, I've always liked the idea of moving. Oh all right! I've always liked to watch sports. BUT, when I'm watching sports I feel like I'm exercising.
You're beginning to see why I need to do this, right? Let me put the other piece of the puzzle together for you: I love sweets.
Pie. Cake. Cobbler. Donuts. Ice Cream. Cookies. You name it. I love it. It started when I was little and it has not gone away. So, realistically, I can't expect to cut it out completely now. I'd love to, I really would. I have friends who never order dessert when we go out to eat. I know I will never be like that. But, I am learning (I think) the meaning of the word moderation. A food scale might help with that, too. Forced moderation?
So....what are my goals? Well, Romantic Times is at the end of April, so I need to lose 54 lbs by then! My metabolism better get a move on because there is no time to waste! Yeah....that probably isn't going to happen, is it? Damn. In that case, I guess I'd better hope for a more modest 20-30lbs by the June 1 #twitloss deadline.
Who is helping me? Well, this blog (and all of you) for starters. There is nothing like public accountability to keep a girl on the straight and narrow! (Romantic Times sexay cover models are also a good motivation.......) SparkPeople is also helping. I love it for keeping track of what goes into my mouth (minds in the gutter yet? Goooooood!) It also keeps track of exercise, counts calories, etc, etc, etc. I haven't gone the full spark yet with all the message boarding and stuff, but I use what I use. Wii fit and Wii sports and EA Sports Active are helping, along with Leslie Sansone and her bad ass walking. These are all good substitutes for when I just don't have the time to go to the gym.
There really is no better motivation, though, than seeing results. Two pairs of jeans I barely fit into now fit a little bit better. One pair of jeans that laughed at me when I tried to button them now look a little bit worried they might have to come out of retirement. And, as of today, I have lost 4 lbs! Happy Tuesday!