Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A mundane sort of post about losing weight
I do not do well with schedules. I'm one of those people who will follow a diet and exercise program rigorously, to the point of obsession, for about a week. Maybe two. Then I start to reward myself for doing so well. Not that food is a reward, really. It should be about survival. I WANT it to be about survival. I do like to enjoy what I eat, but my new mindset needs to be that it is fuel.
I've considered a juice fast, but I'm not entirely sure what I did with my juicer. Also, I think that would go terribly. I like to chew things. That's what teeth are for.
Here's my new idea (my new AWESOME idea): I am going to write down everything I ought to be doing onto slips of paper. I will then put those papers into a hat and mix them up and pull one out every morning. I will only do one thing each day, but I will do it WELL. I'll have an exercise pile, and a food pile.
no sugar today
no sugar including fruit today--add more veggies
no carbs today
green smoothie for breakfast today--heavy on the 'green'
p90x cardio video today
40 minutes of laps in the pool today
1 yoga session today
walk to classes today instead of taking a bike, take the long way
no internet except for schoolwork today
If something really doesn't work with the day's schedule, I'll just put it back and pull out a different one. I think it may work, because it's so unpredictable.
Any suggestions on things to add to my hat? Any ideas for a ritual/spell I can create to stay focused?
starting weight: 182 lbs