Saturday, January 21, 2012

Starting Over With Weight Loss

I am frustrated and slightly disgusted with myself right now.

Last winter I was walking a lot, and had cut out sugar, and I was getting thinner and feeling great.  Then I kind of went on vacation and started eating as much junk as I wanted and very few walks for a couple months.  In the fall I tried to get my act together with regular exercise, but I failed.  I'm great at short-term goals, but once those are over I just go back to normal.

Well, here I am a year later, weighing and measuring bigger!  I refuse to continue this way, though.  What am I going to do about it?

I've been "mostly" sugar-free since last Sunday.  What that means is 1) No sugary desserts; 2) If I need to sweeten my oats or whatever, I will use stevia or honey; 3) I am not worrying about sugar in bread at this time, but I will try to cut back on bread consumption (only b/c I love it so much and eat more than I should); 4) Fruit is okay.

I am also starting T-Tapp.  I'm going to do the "boot camp" again, and then try to get it in every other day.  It's only about 20 minutes of my time, but if I don't get it done first thing in the morning it is really difficult to get to it later.  A mental thing, I know.

I also am going to do a Coconut Oil Cleanse soon.  I'll have to get stocked up on some good coconut oil first, though!

Hopefully this will be the year that I finally lose all that "baby weight" I've been carrying around.  50 pounds is the goal, and/or 3-4 sizes.  My first baby turned 20 yesterday.  It's about time I worked on looking like I did before I had children!

My wonderful husband loves me no matter how I look, but I want to look good for him.  He is mainly concerned about my health, and I'm certainly not getting any younger!  I want to be healthy and strong and active.  I know my current (and years-long) habit of inactivity has not been good for me.

Help keep me going!


DakotaRose said...

Good for you. I am trying to lose weight here too and it sure is hard. I do know it will give me more energy though with three young children to keep up with. I will have to check out the coconut oil cleanse you are talking about. I don't know if you know about Azure Standard or not, but they do carry bulk coconut oil and I believe it is organic as well, as most of their things are. I know they deliver to a lot of states in the US now.

mgirl said...

Yes, I know all about Azure! I used to belong to a co-op in Oregon that ordered from them every month. I will have to check out their prices again, and see if there's anyone near where I am who orders. I have several friends who order from SoapersChoice, and that seems to be the best price I've seen.

DakotaRose said...

Yes, Soapers Choice usually does have the cheapest prices beings you can purchase in bulk. I hope you are able to find what you need. :o)