So I'm joining the diet/weight loss/healthier living bandwagon. I have to sigh when I say this. I was NEVER going there. But I don't want to be the fat mom on the sidelines watching her boy play hs fball. I don't want my 8 year old poking my fat stomach anymore. I'm tired of being winded when I have to climb the stairs on my complexes posting notices. I want to be able to see my body parts when I'm shaving them. I want to look cute in a swimsuit again. I want to weigh what I did before I was pregnant, not more than I did at full term with either one of my kids. I know it's just a #, but I'm getting older every day... I've googled my way through Weight Wa*tchers and Six Wk Body Make*over and Jen*ny Craig. I've milked Twin for thoughts and ideas. And I've come up with the following plan, that will meet with our food budget (we get to do major shopping once  a month for a fam of 5 - 3 adults & 2 kids). Especially seeings how some of the tweaks I need aren't going to apply to the whole fam.

I want to do the following:

1 hr of exercise - 4 to 5 days a week.
I want to walk at the track - because I like the idea of tracking how far I'm walking. Like today - I did four miles! But I know that there might be a day that I'll do some WII fitness with the kids. The perks is that the MS track is across the street from our complex, so the kids can keep themselves entertained with bikes or balls while I"m walking. It's family exercise time. It will show the boys that mommy will do it too. Austin is going to join football in the fall and it will be good for him to see mommy being healthy too.

Beverages
I want to cut out pop. Or like Twin pointed out, cut back to no more than 1 can a day.
I want to drink water. And green tea. If I crave sugar, some fruit juice. Possibly a glass of milk. (I've never been a huge milk drinker, so milk is always an optional thing for me. I rarely even put it on my hot cereal). I'm gonna keep my eye on the flavor packets that go in water.

I'm trying to keep an eye on the salt/sugar content in things. (As a natural blonde I didn't realize sodium is salt & how bad it is in things)

Breakfast
Oatmeal, cream of wheat or rice & milk...
2 egg/veggie omelet - maybe two times a week?

Snacks
I've purchased (and when I'm done here I get to cut & bag) - peppers, celery, carrots

Lunch
I like tuna fish. Tastes good. healthy. fills you up.
I'm trying to steer clear of the fried sammichs that taste so good... but probly aren't that great for me that Butch likes to make.
Less mayo & more mustard

Dinner
Whatever Butch cooks - just eating small portions

In a nutshell I want to cut out pop, eat more veggies & exercise more. I know I'm not a big chips & cookies fiend. I'm bad with fruit & veggies. I drink a ton of pop. I don't exercise & I really need to.

This is my experiment for me. I'm going to try and track my WI's & exercises & just see!!
buckwheat
2/6/2011 22:59:07

i should do this, too. maybe we can help keep each other on track by stalking each other and being supportive. you know, as in, "you ate WHAT today?!" and "so you couldn't get off the couch to so much as walk around the block with your lazy butt??"

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alfalfa
2/7/2011 10:03:42

Right!! Although I'm having to agree with Darla - that it's better to start slowly - one goal at a time. Too much is overwhelming. So I'm thinking to start out with a) exercising b) less pop/ no more than 1 a day We'll see .. we'll see :)

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