I need to lose about 150lbs to get down to my "ideal" weight, but for me that really feels like a pipe dream. I haven't weighed that little since I was like 12. Realistically if I lose 100lbs I will be thrilled. Beyond thrilled. And then I can set a new goal from there.
Tomorrow is my birthday, so that is when my New Year starts. DH took me out to our favourite breakfast joint today so that was my last real treat (he works tomorrow, but was off today). While we were out I picked up a Wii Fit Plus. Has anyone used this??
My exercise plan is to do something active every day. Working out with the Wii, doing an exercise dvd (I have plenty collecting dust), taking the kid and the dogs out for a walk at the off leash park, or going to aquasize at the pool. Joining a gym is just not in the budget so I need to make this work at home.
For my diet I plan on cutting out sugar as much as possible, and cutting way back on the white starchy foods (potatoes, white rice, white flour). I know all of the foods that I shouldn't be eating, and I just need to do it. At this point I am not intending to count calories as whenever I have done this in the past I have become obsessive about it, under-ate and then couldn't maintain. So I am just going to focus on making healthy choices. I will also be meal planning which should help.
I weighed myself tonight for the first time in a long time, and I actually weigh more now than when I was pregnant 2.5 years ago. That sucks so hard. I have been running a home daycare for the last two years and that has lead to a seriously sedentary lifestyle as I was home all day every day with the kids, and then by the time they went home I was so exhausted I didn't have any energy to do anything for myself. But I closed my daycare just before Christmas and will be doing childcare only two days a week from now on for just one extra child so no more excuses.
I am tired of my body getting in my way. I want more energy. I want my clothes to fit better. I want to set a good example for my kid. I want to have better sex with my husband.
We have been trying to conceive, and having a really tough go of it. We got pregnant with my DD very quickly, so I strongly suspect that my added weight is the reason. So add "I want a baby" to the list as well.
I don't feel like I need a fancy program. We all know what we need to do. Move more. Eat less. We just need the commitment and motivation to stick to it.
I am really looking forward to walking this journey with you ladies. Here's to a healthier 2011!