Wait…before I get into that, let me back up.
After I realized I had so much weight to lose, The Writer and I started talking about how to get to my goal. We began to talk about “rules” that I would live by that would help me. Then he realized that I have a really nasty habit of beating myself up over little things, so if I break a rule, I’ll probably start a backslide and get upset and the whole thing would go out the window. So here are the “objectives” we came up with the other night:
- Salad for lunch 5 days/week
- French fries once/month
- Diet soda once/week
- 90 minutes of exercise/week
- Breakfast every day
- Alcohol only on the weekends
Not bad objectives to strive for. In general, I’ll also pay attention to portion control, eating more veggies, and sticking to low-calorie and healthy snacks when I snack.
So Kate and I were chatting online yesterday, and before I got a chance to tell her my objectives, she had a really cool suggestion: We should try to cut out one “bad” food per month. For some reason, I am really excited about this idea! (Excited about dieting??? That just doesn’t seem right!)
So here we go:
For the month of November, no fried food. This one will be especially tough on the weekends for me when I have Smiley, because the drive-through is so useful on those busy days, especially when he’s napping in the car and I’m hungry. [I might make a little exception when The Writer and I are in the Caribbean over Thanksgiving (YAY!), but I’ll still be aware of portion control and not overdo it. And I will be sure to get back on track when we get back home.]
We’ll each blog once a week about the challenge and link to each other’s posts.
We have already planned some other challenges for future months, but we are taking suggestions!
If you’d like to join us or have any suggestions, let me know in the comments or write your own post and link back, so we can add you to the blogroll.