Time to don the gym clothes and get a sweat on.
I'm not as pumped up as I should be. (who is, ever, when it comes to exercise and dieting - ahem, I mean, lifestyle change?) I've been thinking about this day all week since I posted on Monday, and I brought it on myself - accountability. Public accountability. Maybe we should look into adding a new phrase to the lexicon and calling this 'blog accountability'?
Either way, today is here. I opened my big mouth and here we are. I just finished a bowl of egg whites and lean sausage (why does it feel like you are always eating out of a bowl when you are dieting? I mean, making a new lifestyle change?) I know what's for lunch - salad with deli turkey - and I'm planning to hit Boot Camp tonight at the gym. We are good to go, folks.
And I will say, I feel my mentality starting to change. In anticipation of today, I found myself driving home yesterday after a quick picnic at Town Square thinking about how ravenously hungry I was. I contemplated hitting McDonalds (a last supper kind of thought). I considered a turkey sandwich from Starbucks (450 cal). And then it hit me - it doesn't matter what I eat, I just need to eat. I mean, yes, it does matter what I choose, but I don't have to give in to a craving or desire just because I'm hungry. So I settled on a salad (from home) with deli turkey (do you see a pattern here?) and guess what? I was full. For probably a 1/3 of the calories that I normally would have consumed had gone with impulse.
I weighed myself today for an official starting weight, and I'm up three pounds from Monday. (I didn't do it first thing in the morning, I still had my jammies on, and it's probably water weight. I'm not stressing).
So my BMI on Day 1 is....27.9.
Long term goal: BMI of 25.0
Short term goal: I'd like to see some scale movement by my birthday (two weeks from now)
Shorter term goal: eat well for the next three days
Really, really short term goal: Make it through boot camp tonight
Reward if I make my shorter term goal: Enjoy a dinner with friends on Saturday night, guilt-free
What are your goals? What are you telling yourself?