I want to lose weight.
Actually, that statement is not quite true. What I really want is to go to bed one night and wake up the next morning about 95 pounds lighter and looking like Sophia Loren, or Cote de Pablo, the actress that plays Ziva David on NCIS, and stay that way while I eat as many chocolate donuts, candy and cake as I want.
It has occurred to me, after a couple of years of studying it, that it ain’t going to happen that way. It’s just not. And unfortunately, I am one of those people who have to do everything “right” in order to start losing weight. By “right” I really mean I have to follow the complete package – food, exercise, lots of water, you name it.
I also am singularly unmotivated to put in the effort and time required for the full lifestyle change that losing weight and then continuing to stay at a healthy weight and have good health habits (translate that to “eat right and keep exercising”) permanently requires. I am, however, very motivated to write.
So, I have decided to combine the two in this blog.
The idea is that I will publish at least one post a week, in which I will set forth my goal for the week, or share any useful information that I may have come up with during the week, or observations or whatever. I also have a Twitter feed in the side bar where I can share “tweets” about temptations or observations or times when I have to make a choice related to my weekly goal. That way, people interested in this new blog won’t get multiple posts in one day if I am having a particularly challenging day, but I still can share my thoughts with those who may be interested (and I freely admit that the pool of those interested may be a set of one – myself – but you never know).
I thought I’d start off with a really simple goal this week – eat breakfast at home every day. By changing my customary driving breakfast of two-plain-biscuits-with-grape-jelly- and-three-chocolate-cookies-please at McDonald’s (the cookies are really for snack later) to the bagel/bread and peanut butter that I also like, I will save both money and calories. Let’s see how I do!
Have a great day everyone!