Monday, January 12, 2009

Everyday is day one

And so it begins, although it's been beginning for the past 10 years. But this time it will always be beginning.

Like Deborah, I am not a calorie counter. I don't plan on counting anything because the real goal is to change the way you eat, right? We all know that. We all know that we should eat whole foods. We all know we should drink lots of water. We all know we should stay away from refined sugar. And, we all know we should move our bodies in some fashion, preferably every day.

If I know all this, then what's the deal? For me, the bottom line has always been will power. Just sticking with it. Not getting lazy. The real trick is tricking your mind. So I have decided that I will wake up everday with this mantra - Today is day one.

I think everyone starts out on day one with determination. No going back. But then, day two comes around. Not too bad. Then there's day seven and you just don't feel like walking the stairs or it's much easier to go get a burger than to make salad. But this time around, every day will be day one. I will think it and breathe it. It will be my drug of choice.

I just went to the gym and did my work out thang for about 45 minutes. I will get up tomorrow and do the same thing. I will not talk myself into not going. I will go. I will remember to eat. You can't lose weight if you don't eat. Ironic, eh?

I weighed myself today. I'd like to think that I have a really crappy scale, but I'm sure it's accurate. I was talking to Deborah about this last week and before I joined this little group I was going to put a little graphic on my blog with my weight. Known only to me, and Deborah, this would at least keep me honest.

There is something about disclosing one's weight. It's like telling people how much money you make. You just don't do it. But I will brave it here because, well, what the hell. I weighed in this morning at 235. Wow, I don't feel like I weigh that much. But I guess I do. My goal is to get under 200. So 40 lbs is what I'm shooting for. My final goal is to get to 160.

Today is day one.


db grin said...

Courage and motivation, all in one little post.

Count me inspired.

Oh, and there shall be a graph when we get a few weeks in...

tiff said...

Today is really my day 7, but because I sucked at dieting and exercizing last aweek, I'm re-starting.

And will start again tomorrow too, justl ike you. Excellent post.

the only daughter said...

I like it, This Is My Day One Yes! Everyday.

**yay for you!

No Celery Please said...

I love every day being day one... that's an EXCELLENT motivator.