So I actually started. Today. This was the day. It wasn't a perfect day, but I'm going, and I feel pretty good about it. I need to talk more about perfection--and how it's my downfall, but I will have lots of time for that.
I decided this morning that I was going to act on my plan --today. And I was doing great until my husband said, "Where are you taking me for lunch?" Right then I knew I had a choice, and I didn't make a good one (or so I thought). We chose to go to Famous Dave's, and I had a big lunch.
Now I could have used that as an excuse to live in denial, in limbo for another day--I've done it before. But I didn't. Instead, I went for a walk. And while I was walking, I thought about what I ate at Famous Dave's--and do you know what? It really wasn't that bad. It certainly wasn't a reason to throw in the towel and eat with abandon.
So I ate a light supper, and skipped the bread and dessert. I wrote down what I ate, I had some good activity, and I'm writing on this thing. All in all, I'd call that a pretty good start.
So what am I doing:
I've spelled it all out on My Plan page. I actually wrote this out in July, and I feel like it is a good summation of what I want to do and the things I should do that can help me be successful.
I need to update my Goals and Rewards page, which I will do soon, and, knowing me, will probably have too many details. But right now I have three basic goals:
Goal 1: To follow my plan for 38 days -- in homage to home many years I've been alive. My plan is to post on Jen to Lose everyday for 38 days.
Goal 2: To return to my pre-pregnancy weight, which is right around 200 lbs (now I don't expect to do that in 38 days. We'll just see.)
Goal 3: To track and reduce inches on my stomach. Did I mention that I had a baby. A year ago. OK almost 14 months ago. My stomach grew during pregnancy, but in the last year, it hasn't shrunk. It needs to shrink. I'm going to start working on this and make some serious, solid, progress. I might set a more specific goal for my 38 days, but that will need to wait until tomorrow.
That's it. Where I'm at on Day 1. It's all good. Time for bed. See you tomorrow