Sunday, January 3, 2010

Resolutions

As I eluded to in my previous post, we are not big on resolutions. I personally feel making a resolution for new years sake is just going to set yourself up for failure. Yes we all look forward to the new year and often want to make new powerful changes, so we make resolutions. I don't want to fail on a goal, so I am just going to try to change my focus. Yes there is the gratitude thing, but I also want lose weight. I am not saying how much or even how, but I want to do it. I gained probably 10-15 pounds in 2009 and I don't want to keep gaining. We've been doing a great job of walking lately, even in the below zero windchill. We just bundle up and go. The dog doesn't seem phased by the cold and tugs the whole time. We've been trying to walk about an hour each day. Things will change tomorrow when we all go back to a regular schedule. I might have to have two 30 minute blocks of exercise.

I don't eat a lot of junk, I just eat too much. I mostly drink water and milk, but over the holidays (Nov/Dec) I had sodas and started drinking coffee. Coffee isn't so bad, but I like chocolate in my coffee. I am going to change to sugar free hot cocoa mix and I am going to cut sodas all together. Coke helps me get rid of a headache, so I will have to find an alternative. Maybe my choc-coffee will do the trick. I went to the store this morning and I picked up healthier/lower calorie snacks. I don't plan ahead and will just grab something quick to each, so I am going to make sure I have some of those 100 calorie snack packs and fruit on hand. I'll probably just keep some in the car so I am not tempted to overeat when I get home cause I am so hungry. I am good about not picking up any fast food on the go, but if there are cookies or similar available at Dori's preschool or church I will eat too many.

I am not going to weigh myself and make a goal. I just want my clothes to fit. And I will NOT buy bigger clothes. I am off to do some sit-ups!