Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the one in which she gets really serious about losing weight

Did I tell y'all how my love life is all happy and drama free? I think I forgot to mention it, because it's just so natural and easy that I don't need to write it out. So yeah, it's been about... 4 months of serious? We've been friends for about 4 years. It's great. He treats me really well and I'm really happy. Peachy!

I told you guys before how well the career and money portions of my happiness project were going. And then I got laid off. Again. That happened. SO. Career is... nonexistent. And money is... touch and go, until I figure out unemployment, which will be barely enough to pay my bills, or get a new job. I've adjusted my budget and think I'll be ok but I will definitely be living on substantially less than I have been (which is not all that much to begin with).

So I'm going to take this time to go full circle back to health. I finally joined a gym. My goal is to weigh 135 by January 1. That's a little demanding (13 lbs to go), but I think I can do it, especially with all this time on my hands. My objectives:
  • work out 3-5x a week
  • eschew all meat except fish for 6 days a week
  • eschew all dairy except my morning coffee (2T half & half) and occasionally plain, unflavored yogurt 6 days a week
  • watch my portion sizes
  • don't drink alcohol by myself
  • log all food intake and exercise on LiveStrong to hold myself more accountable
Once a week I will give myself a day to eat something whatever I want so A) I don't go crazy, and B) I don't plateau. And if I only get to 140 I'm not going to beat myself up.

Working on my positivity-- happy girls are the prettiest girls. Being unemployed is tricky because you have more time than money. And I'm a fairly social person so having to stay in all the time sort of wears me down. But I'm going to do what I can-- work out, watch Netflix, read, cook, and try to keep my chin up until something else comes along.

3 Comments:

Blogger charlemagne said...

Looks like a good plan, lady! I think you can do it (or come within spitting distance, and feel so hopped up on endorphins that you don't care about the last couple pounds). You won't be idle for long, I'm sure, but sorry for all the laying-off going on.

October 23, 2011 7:41 PM  
Blogger Dannybrou said...

I think it is so important not to beat yourself up.

We have done that for too long. For way too long.

The best question to ask ourselves... "did we try our best?"
Lifee is short...

October 24, 2011 7:18 AM  
Blogger dw said...

Definitely don't beat yourself up. Keep the positivity up - it's so important!

November 03, 2011 12:04 PM  

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