So are you like me and as soon as I think “I am going to try to lose weight” your taste buds suddenly crave every horrible food for your body? Like Dr. Pepper, ice cream, Doritos… the list could go on forever. This is me every time I want to lose weight. But I am hoping that if I just go with journaling this on a public scale that maybe, just maybe, I’ll stick with it more. I mean,writing this out in such a public forum will make me more accountable, right?
So now that we are all in agreement, today I’m making a grocery list and hopefully giving the world of clean eating a try. Part of my problem is that I dislike healthy foods and I’m pretty sure I eat way too many processed foods… so I’m going to take the plunge and attempt to eat clean this weekend.
Why this weekend? Because it’s 2 days, hopefully I can accomplish a goal in 2 days. And come Monday morning if I feel better – then maybe I can add another day and so on. I read something earlier today about having small goals.. well I can’t get any smaller and more defined than a weekend (what am I saying… I could just go with today).
If anyone out there has any tips for me – PLEASE SHARE! I would love to hear how others cope and battle such a personal journey. Weight loss is such a funny thing – what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. We all gained the weight for different reasons and sadly it all comes off different too.
Oh and if you want to share your reasons for losing weight and what motivates you – I’d love to hear it. I will be honest… of course I want to lose weight so I can be healthy and stick around longer for my kids – secondly, and this is the shallow reason, we are apparently going on a weekend camping trip 2 months from today and face it, I would prefer to look and feel better to this group of people than with the flabby thighs I currently have. They are people I know but are more or less my husbands friends. See, shallow.
That’s all for today – as my friend would say (and Michael Damien too) – Rock On!