I'm finally ready to start again. I know what I need to do, its just finding the time and will power to do it.
Long term goals:
lose 40 lbs
make healthy eating the norm
increase water, decrease coffee
I've tried different programs in the past, had success, but never the will power to keep it up long term. Some were healthy, others not so much. The best program for me, and the one I'll be sticking with this time, is a healthy eating plan designed by Ellie Krieger and regular exercise. Her recipes are really yummy and losing weight while eating healthy was so easy. The reason I didn't stick with it before is because its really time consuming to cook healthy. There were days that I was cooking all day long (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks). I've been going though her recipes to find ones that don't take as long and I think I'll be able to do it this time.
Hey Chim - you are no longer alone on this board.
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale
Happy New Year!
I'm not starting until Tues because my parents, who are here visiting, leave on Monday. Too hard to deal with healthy eating and company. :P Still looking through recipes and trying to plan menus. Its much easier to stick with when I plan a week at a time.
its day 3 of cutting caffeine intake in half. Its not hard in that I don't miss the extra caffeine. What I do miss is the 2nd cup (ok travel mug LOL) of coffee. I might have to buy some decaf.
We are thinking about getting Wii Fit Plus. My original exercise goal was to use the Wii Fit more (at least 3-4 times a week). The Plus version looks like it might have solved some of the things I don't like about Fit (lack of routines). Hopefully this will make it better for what I want.
Also, I'm considering joining Portland Fit and training to walk the Portland marathon. I've wanted to do this in the past, but never made the commitment. Still not ready to commit fully, but I'm considering. I have until the end of March to decide.
Last edited by LauraT; 01-03-2010 at 04:05 PM.