Friday, May 30, 2008

Gettin' Fit ... or Fittin' In To The Jeans

Is it weird that my last couple of posts have more than one title? Am I over thinking just a tad bit? 'Cause, ya know, I have been known to over think a time or two. Of course, not as much as my man who has to analyze every episode of Wonder Pets and figure the quotient of possibilities that said rescue could actually happen. Like, for instance, the episode with the dinosaur. He insists that they would have had to borrow Marty McFly's DeLorean time machine - or at the very least have had Doc Brown install a flux capacitor into the flyboat - in order to get to the dinosaur. He has no concept of reality, because, clearly, they did not go back in time. Duh, they entered the story book to save him!!! Now that, my friends, is some over thinking!

But that is NOT what I want to tell ya about today. So, onto the real item of (I hope and pray) interest for the day.

I have been reading the Friday Fitness posts at Bye Bye Fat Mom for a while now and am finally gonna participate. Better late than never, I always say. But it is time. And I am ready to get (back) into shape. For real this time. For GOOD this time. So, here we go:

I have been doing the "lifestyle" thing for over a week now. I refuse to call it a diet, cause that is what always gets me into trouble. Once I reach a good weight, DIET OVER! Pass the fries! No more. I am soooooo not saying no more fries. I am saying no more to the lifestyle that has me eating EVERY FRY in the box and those left by my daughter. I am saying no more to deciding - on a whim - that making dinner is just too much and it is about time to use the Dairy Queen bucks in the car and have a healthy dinner of fried foods and milkshakes. I have had about enough of that.

So, in the week and a half I have lost 7 pounds. I did gain a tiny bit back when, in my sicky-ness, I decided that I needed Chinese food. And had not prepared for it. I had already had my carb allotment for the day. And I did not order the dish with the veggies and stuff. Nope, The fried chicken in the sauce with the noodles. Oh yeah, that was smart. BUT, I bounced back and have already lost back most of what I had gained.

So, that is my fit tip for the week: Plan ahead. For instance, I know I have a date with my man tonight. PLUS, Fridays are ice cream nights for me. (Paula and I had icecream on Fridays and as she was dying I promised her that I would have it every Friday and think of her. So I do. And I aint givin it up! I have the No Sugar Added variety and have learned to put it in a dish and NOT eat from the carton, so I can see how much I am eating!!!) So, today - in preparation for all of that - I will go very light. Green Veggies, light protein, no carbs, small portions and LOTS of water. That way, if I do slip tonight, it won't be as bad as it coulda been. And tomorrow morning, I will get right back up on that horse and get back in the game.

So, there ya have it. And here I go. I hereby give you all permission to keep me accountable. Ask me anything and keep me on track. PLEASE!!!

5 of ya left some love:

Jen said...

I saw your link over at Bye Bye Fat Mom and wanted to come check out our blog! CONGRATS on the 7 lb weight loss. . . and SO FAST!! That's incredible! You're doing an amazing job!! You're right, planning ahead is a very important factor when it comes to eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle! I need to plan better as when I do, I get better results!! Thanks for the tip! Good luck this week!

Lawanda said...

Hello! I just joined the Friday Fitness thingie too :)

YAY on your 7 lbs lost!! I am doing weight watchers, and it allows me to have those fries, as long as I count em ;) hehe That is what I like about it!

I wish you good luck in your efforts to get into a healthier eating lifestyle!! :)

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

GREAT job! Sounds like you've got exactly the right mindset to be successful; maybe it will rub off on me.


mom_of2boys said...

Congratulations on your 7 lb weight loss! That's AWESOME! I'd have to agree that planning ahead really does plan an important part in weight loss. I've become better at it.

Good luck with your weight loss goals!!

Natalie said...

Planning ahead is so important! I've been struggling with that a lot lately.