Well “the day” is here. The START day. Yesterday was the get ready day, the day that you try to eat things you know you won’t have for a while…lol. Yes we had lunch at McDonalds. Cheeseburger, small fried and the all time favorite – Mocha Frappe…. Good bye old friend. Yes, there was ice cream after supper with wonderful Hershey’s chocolate. I have to admit that I truly an a chocoholic.. I LOVE chocolate let. I am a junk food junkie. I love sweet and I love salt. I have to admit, I wonder if I really love it, or is it just a bad habit? Except for supper, I probably have been living on junk food. I have found in previous tries at this, that I do best when I reduce the amount of carbs that I eat. This also seems to work well for my husband, so here we go. Reduce the carbs, eat only non processed foods. Meats,fresh veggies, fresh fruits. If it comes out of a can or a box, I will not eat it. As for drinks, I also seem to live on Diet Dew. Yes I know there are tons of additives that also probably not good for me, so I will commit to drinking more water and less diet soda. I will try to exercise daily, at a minimum, take the dog for a walk. Really once I get started, I love to walk. I always have. I always wished that I could be a runner, but that just never happened. I have been over weight my entire life, with a few little spots of less fat along the way. I am 5’8″ and the experts all say that I should weigh somewhere between 135 and 150. The lowest that I have ever been in my adult life was 160. I worked hard for that and then once I got there, it all went to hell. Why is that? Why did I get so close and then give up? I have no idea…
I also know that you should watch your BMI (Body Mass Index).
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25–29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Well as of this morning mine is 35. I am in the Obese category. That ought to be enough alone to make me do this. So world, with all of you watching, here we go. Once I make this commitment there will be no turning back. I will fill you in day to day on the progress and will appreciate you input on the process. My weight as of this morning is 230, heaven help me….