My New Years Resolutions:1. Quit smoking. I'm done. I was reading Bob Greene's book while I was waiting for my prescription to be filled in Sam's Club. His number one recommendation for improving health and embarking on a weight loss journey is to STOP SMOKING. OK, OK, I get it. I'm done. I will not touch another cigarette.2. LOSE WEIGHT! I am here to confess to all of my loving friends that I weighed in at the doctor's office today at 205 lbs. I have NEVER been 200 lbs in my life. I weighed about 175 this time last year. The year before that I weighed about 158. The year before that about 175, the year before that about 198. Even though I don't look 200lbs, obviously because the nurse had to keep bumping up the 10lb slide on the scale, I am 205 lbs, dressed with sneakers on. ENOUGH!!! No wonder I am tired, depressed, grouchy, etc. At my height of 205 lbs with a B(body)M(mass)I(index) of about a 34, making me obese. It breaks my heart to have to even type that words. I've been overweight and severely overweight, but never obese. I can't take it. It'as time for major change, beginning now. 3. Finish my associates degree. It may be a tight squeeze, but this is going to be done by this time 2008. Then I am off to SUNY Cortland for gerontology. So, that's where I'm at. I'm going to pick up the Bob Greene book and I already got the basics for my fist phase: quit smoking, cut back on eating (duh), increase my activity, keep hydrated, no eating 2 hrs before bedtime, eating 3 meals a day and at least one healthy snack in between. NO checking my weight for 4 weeks. I will go back to my fitday.com and keeping track of everything I eat, and according to ole Bob Greene, NO ALCOHOL FOR THE FIRST 4 WEEKS!If this guy can help Oprah lose weight, I can do it too. I've done it before. I can do it again. By summer, I will be able to wear a bikini with pride, and all the strappy tank tops I want to. YAY!!! I'm going to eat what I want for the rest of the day, and tomorrow morning starts the first day for the rest of my new life!!I hope you all get into the mood to get losing the weight, too! Good luck to you all!
I'm back! I need motivation to get back on my diet....even though it's the holidays, I still plan on losing weight and being healthier. I plan on buying some workout DVDs and going back to the gym, (which although I love my Pilates classes MAJOR insecurity issues there sometimes) and eating less junk. Anyone have healthy snack recipes/dinner recipes, tips to stay motivated etc? Anything will be appreciated. Thanks!
I've been doing great with my dieting. I wish I could exercise more, but just eating differently and doing housework, I've lost 26 pounds in the last 2 weeks! I'm so excited. Hope everyone is doing well.Chrissy
My name's Chrissy and I've been trying a different kind of diet. I'm still watching what I eat, but I'm trying the "eating backwards diet". I start out with "dinner" for breakfast and eat my meals in reverse order and then have a very small dinner. So far, I've lost 5 pounds in a week. I've noticed that it gives me a LOT more energy during the day and I can get a lot more done without getting tired throughout the day.
5'6"153 pounds39" X 33.75" X 38.5"Initial goal weight: 135August 2004-170 pounds (quit smoking on April 29, 2004)1999-110 pounds
I discovered that this is a fair and healthy substitute for Ranch dressing on salad or for dipping, so I thought that I'd share.1 cup plain yogurt1/2 cup chopped, seeded cucumber1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves (I couldn't find "dried" so I just used fresh and it worked fine)Mix all ingredients, refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
I must admit, I gorged myself on Greek food last night. Oh, and my husband is taking me to Manuel’s (best Mexican food in Austin) on Saturday for my birthday dinner. Oh, and my parents are taking me to Green Pastures on Sunday for my birthday brunch. Why must special events revolve around food, and why can I not resist? The trick will be to eat healthfully until then, and to resume healthful eating immediately afterwards. It’s harder than it sounds. My tendency is to say: “I’ve already ruined my diet; fuck it.”