I have forty pounds to lose. That amount of weight combined with the fact that I am just under 5' 2" makes my BMI officially over the line into the Obese category. Since The Princess is my youngest and she is almost eight, I don't think I can call it baby weight anymore.
This year I will be turning forty. I believe everything happens for a reason, and there must be a reason that the amount of weight I have to lose equals the milestone age I will be in four months.
It is time to get serious.
Diet-wise I'm attempting to keep it simple:
2-3 carbs It should be 2 but since that is my weakness, I'm letting myself have up to 3.
Unlimited fruits and vegetables
8 cups of water
This week, garnered by the enthusiasm from starting anything new, I have been pretty good sticking to it. I was trying to use http://www.sparkpeople.com/ to track calories, but my computer is soooo slow that it is just taking too much time for me to record what I eat. Hopefully this plan will be simple enough for me to incorporate it into my lifestyle.
I know that diet and exercise have to go hand in hand, so I am trying to make going to the gym a priority, planning my day around the class I want to attend. Tuesday I did an Aerobics Sculpting class which kicked my butt and made my muscles scream the next day (and the next . . .). The Princess was home sick on Wednesday so I couldn't get to the gym (and with the way I was feeling, I wasn't too disappointed), but I did get to a good water aerobics class yesterday afternoon and am planning to go again this afternoon.
I wonder if the past four days of being so good has made a difference in the scale. I weighed in last Friday using the gym's scale, so probably I should do that again today to see if anything has changed. I would be thrilled if it has, but it won't be the end of the world if it hasn't - this week was all about getting back into a healthy routine.