I went looking for a picture to use as a "before" shot, but there weren't many to choose from. Why? Because I HATE the way I look. Of course, if you live near me, you already know what I look like. But I get to deny it all I want, until I look in the mirror - which I avoid as much as possible - or I look at a photo.
The photo with me beside the horse is a bit more flattering, since it's only of my upper half. The one on the back of Coco, well let's just say, it's pushing my limits to post it. I obviously didn't dress up for the picture.
But today's blog is not about my fashion sense. It's about my goal to lose weight.
I'm NOT going on a diet, though I will be restricting my food intake more severely until the weight is lost. My goal is to CHANGE my eating habits. I can no longer have as many sweets, sodas, and sugary/carb filled treats and still not gain weight. Oh, to keep the metabolism of a 20 something.
A few days ago I ate less than 800 calories, for me to do that was not a big deal. Food for me is sustenance, not requirement. BUT I know it's not nutritionally sound to do eat so few calories. I adjusted my intake yesterday and came it right at 1200 calories. According to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ I can lose 1 1/2 to 2 pounds a week, if I maintain that amount of calories.
In addition to cutting back on my sugar intake, though I'll not give up my hot tea (16 oz. cup sweetened with 1 tsp. of sugar), I have increased my water intake. Shamefully, I wasn't drinking ANY water.
Two days ago I drank 100 oz of water, probably a bit overboard. I have a problem with moderation, apparently. Yesterday's total water was 60 oz. According to the mayo clinic any other liquids also count toward total liquid intake. I only count water.
I don't know if this plan is going to work for me, but I'm going to try.
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under HIS wings and struggling to make his temple healthier,
Ps 91 (NKJV)
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.