Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Excess

As I look at my calorie tracker, my closet, my bathroom, my house I realize that I don't just have a problem with food. I have an overall problem called "excess". I can't seem to get enough of anything. I have at least 20 bath and body works products in my closet, yet I just bought some new stuff on Black Friday because why not?!? It's really a sickness. I MUST learn to be happy with what I have. If I can only eat 1,400 calories then I only eat that many. If I have 400 body washes then I don't buy a single soap until all 400 body washes are gone. You know what I mean?!
So I'm keeping my original December goals, however, I'm adding: To be content.
I want to relish in all the amazing blessings I have in my life and to be content.

Let's do it!

Monday, December 1, 2014

The dreaded two little words...

December 1 - not January 1. I'm recommitting to my health and well being. I'm "starting over" as some might say. I'm ready. I want to take it a day at a time and for the first time in my life -- I want to commit. I don't want to have to make another blog post in two months about how I'm "starting over." I'm committing.

My plan is to use MyFitnessPal to track my calories. It's free and easy. I calculated my calories count for the day and have decided to eat 1,700 calories a day. Although for the next three weeks I'm going to try to eat around 1,400 and see where that leads me. I'm also going to wear my FitBit everyday. I always wear it until it dies, and then it takes me a couple days to get it charged and back in the groove again. I also would like to workout at least 3x a week although we will see. I'm mostly focusing on my eating to start with.


Here is my meal plan for the week:

Breakfast will include 1 cup of cheerios (100 calories), 1/2 cup of skim milk (43 calories), and either an apple or an orange.
Lunch will be a pre-packaged salad which are normally around 250 calories.
Snacks will be an apple and peanut butter or peanut butter crackers.
Dinner will be planned ahead and easy to make. I work full time, am a mother, taking masters classes, and trying to be a wife. Ain't nobody got time for cooking a four course meal when they get home..

I'm hoping to keep you updated on how it goes each day! I will post Tuesday with my official weigh-in weight and measurements.
Happy Monday Y'all!