My October challenge was a bust. Just as soon as I stopped drinking coffee, I went to a training program that included machines in the meeting room that dispensed freshly-brewed cappuccino for free. I confess I was a push-button junkie for a week. I also had a week’s vacation with family and I thoroughly enjoyed their company and the cookies.
So rather than thinking about a challenge for November, my plan is to focus on today. Right now. The only moment where I can exercise the power of choice.
Today was the first day (again) of moving myself towards my lean-n-healthy goal. I made my numbers. I planned every meal to include vegetables – zucchini with my eggs this morning, a big salad at lunch and sauteed cabbage and some yellow pepper strips with dinner.
Fitness today: drive to the airport. walk the dog.
My goal is to lose at least 8 lbs by my birthday on 1 December. And to re-train my brain.
1. Why change what I eat and get leaner?
- reduce my risk of diabetes and heart disease
- run a faster half-marathon (run a faster marathon?) (out-run the grim reaper, or at least the course sweeper)
- continue to be able to play hard and keep up with my sons
- feel comfortable in my own skin. My clothes fit well. They’re not too tight.
- I can say I DID IT! I REACHED MY GOAL.
- I will move from (perpetual) "dieting" to "maintenance" and stop renting so much space in my head to this particular goal. Enough already.
2. What’s going to be my reminder system?
I put a reminder in Rootein. And put this list in my calendar.
When I continually remind myself
of all the reasons I want to lose weight,
dieting will be easier.