Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Holding myself accountable...

....so remember a couple of months ago I posted that I would be trying to lose 50 pounds this year? Well I am trying. It is hard, but so far I am down 11 pounds - woo hoo! However, there are days where I find it hard to hold myself accountable. I mean who would really know if I just popped into QT and bought a pop on the way to school? No one.

I have yet to do that, but there are days where it is so tempting.

So, I was thinking - how can I hold myself more accountable?

HELLO! - My blog!!

So, my loyal readers I am having you help hold me accountable. It is VERY hard for me to lie. Pretty much impossible. And I could definitely never write something that wasn't true. So there you have it. I will try and post daily about my journey. I am sure there will be days that I will falter, but readers I need your support and encouragement to keep me motivated and on track.

Here is what I have done so far:

~Cut out pop/soda completely. This has pretty much been the hardest thing I have ever done. I know seems silly to even type that, but I love me some pop! Last year I realized that aspartame was making me really sick, so I cut out Diet pop completely and started drinking regular - HOLY WEIGHT GAIN BATMAN! I think I currently have 20 pounds of Pepsi sitting on my hips! I have basically been drinking water and milk and the occassional glass of Simply Lemonade (have you had that stuff - seriously addicting and seriously loaded with sugar - not as much as pop, but I need to watch myself) . Not the same I will admit, but I do feel better and lighter.

~Walking. I try to walk as much as possible. This took a little detour last week when Drew forbid me to walk for a while because a woman was attacked 9 streets away from our house, but I am hoping I can sweet talk him into walking with me and letting me get back out there. But I walk here at school, sometimes on my lunch and I am parking as far away from a store entrance as possible. Have any of you been the the Hy-Vee in Windsor Heights? It is up hill. When you have a loaded cart of groceries you are pushing up hill to your car parked in Timbuktu - let me tell you it is quite the little work out!

~ We got a Wii. Enough said. That thing will kick my butt!

~ I am bringing my lunch to work every day. This will be my biggest accountability task. Mama loves to eat out and my lunch time would usually be my down fall. Not anymore. Lunch will come from home and that will hold me more accountable for what I am putting into my body.
Today I had a lean Cedarwood ham sandwich on 12 grain wheat bread. No mayo or mustard and it was still really good. A yogurt, veggies straws and a handful of almonds. All delish and completely satisfying.

Anyway - so there you have it. I feel better just typing out all of that. Thank you everyone for your encouragment and support over the past couple of months. 11 pounds down. Still have a long way to go, but I know I will get there! :)

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Hey!

I've read your blog for a while, but I think this is my first comment! :) I like your little family updates! :) We should get together sometime.

You are so preaching to me about the pop thing. I have tried so many times to give it up! I drink Diet Coke and Diet Mountain Dew like it's going at of style! You've renewed my motivation!

Good luck with your resolutions! I know you can do it!