A couple months ago I joined SparkPeople just to track what I’ve been eating and get on the path to better eating habits. Then I never did it.
This week, I decided to get back into doing that, only with a new goal – I’m officially going to attempt to lose a bit of weight. It’s not that I’m uncomfortable as a chubby girl, but I’m of the belief that MANY of my health issues could be taken care of with a bit of weight control. And, well, who doesn’t want to look & feel better, right?
I don’t expect to ever be a small person. Hell, my goal weight still puts me in the “overweight” category. In order to be in the “normal” BMI range for my height, I’d need to lose almost 100 pounds. Right now, I’m looking at 60 pounds I’d like to lose. But really, I’d just like to be healthier.
This is something I’ve talked about a bit with my friends in person, but I haven’t discussed it here, at least not seriously. Maybe a mention here or there, but nothing with a plan. Nothing with an actual goal.
I’m starting small – cutting my calorie intake a bit, eating at least two fruits or veggies a day, walking 10,000 steps a day (which shouldn’t be difficult – I can walk 5,000 a day without trying when I’m working), taking the stairs instead of the elevator (which I’ve done twice today and felt great, even if a bit winded, afterwards), and I’m going to start walking more – like to my Tuesday class (which is a half mile each way) and maybe even when we meet at Mindy‘s for knitting.
I’m talking about this here because this will keep me accountable to the plan. I’ve already taken that initial step – cutting out excess HFCS from my diet. I just need to wean myself off the Dr. Pepper now. :)
As of today at 4:23 pm it is official – I’m going to eat healthier, find some kind of exercise program I like, and hopefully become a smaller version of myself.