Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Only Time is Now

I think I have made at least five half-hearted attempts in the year 2009 to lose weight. I'm hanging on to about 10 lbs of Bennett weight (I blame 6 weeks of total bedrest) and about 10 lbs of weight I had accumulated over the years prior. So, 20 lbs. Eeek!

Well, now I'm fed-up. I have GOT to lose this weight. Its weighing me down.

I know, you're saying "Oh yeah, fabulous idea to start a diet right before Christmas, genius!!"

Yeah, that will suck. But there is no time but now to do something. Now is all we have. Plus, if I can manage to drop a few lbs between now and the New Year, that will make my New Years Resolution more palatable, right??

So, I expect you all to hold me to it this time. No quitting. No flaking! Tell my pansy ass to man up and DO what I set my mind to do!

The "rules" are simple (and based on what has worked for me in the past):
* I can eat all the lean protein, fruits and veggies my little heart desires.
* No dairy.
* No processed foods (with the exception of salad dressings)
* Most definitely no processed carbs (breads, pastas, etc.) or added sugars
* Only water to drink, and must drink 100 oz per day (bye bye coffee with yummy creamers!)

That's pretty easy, no? Its not totally carbohydrate free, as I will get some from the fruits. I can do it. I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now for the all-important question - In addition to a new fabulous figure, what should my reward be when I hit my goal? Ideas????


  1. A new wardrobe. Plain and simple. New clothes always make me happy! I attribute drinking only water to keeping weight off- I used to drink fruit juices, milk, sweet tea, etc. etc. everyday. I was drinking hundreds of calories a day! What a waste! That in and of itself will be a help. I think you should "reward" yourself weekly with a "fun" food. Total deprivation may lead to burnout or quitting. When I was trying to lose weight I allowed myself one small piece of chocolate (a day) because otherwise I would have given up. So whatever your special food is, be sure to include in somehow. It's total calories that matter- if you "work your fav food in" and cut calories in other ways (ex. by only drinking water) then it will work out, and you'll be more likely to stick to the diet. Just my two cents. Be nice to yourself- you have worked hard this past year. If you are too strict and speak too harshly to yourself, then this is going to be more painful than it has to be. You are a beautiful woman! Make sure you believe that.

  2. I totally agree with Melissa. I allowed myself to eat either two peppermint patties or two of those hershey's mini chocolate bars a day. That way I felt like I could have a treat and still get to my goal. Be careful with cutting out dairy, make sure you get calcium and vitamin d from other sources. Good luck, I know that you can do it. And like Tony H says, don't get all jacked up about the numbers. If your clothes fit better and you look better, who cares if you only lost 10 pounds instead of 20?