Wednesday, December 30, 2009

5 Pounds!!!! And what I'm planning on doing about them!

And nope, that's not a five pound loss. From mid-December to today I've gained 5 pounds. Guess I enjoyed Christmas and the days leading up to it a whole bunch. Now it's time to get those New Year's Resolutions going and get off the pounds.

I've enlisted Patrick's help with getting rid of all the leftover candy and junk food from Christmas and also with dumping all the sugary sodas down the drain. Next on the list is to clean the kitchen and take inventory of what we have and figure out what we need.

Getting the house clean is the next step. I will be more relaxed and more focused if I am not constantly looking at a mess. A clean house is less stressful, which means no stress eating because of a dirty living space.

I am also going to work on getting my scrapbooking/sewing area cleaned and organized. This will give my idle hands something to do when I would otherwise be sitting on my butt on the couch eating something out of boredom. I can't/won't eat when I am scrapbooking or sewing. I am hoping to take up card making, too. My mother-in-law does it, and she creates some beautiful cards. I'd like to learn card-making techniques.

OK, so starting now... I am heading for the shower, changing clothes, and getting started on the kitchen. Maybe I'll even post some after pictures of my progress. (There's no way in creativity I'm showing anyone what my house looks like right now! LOL)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Two Thousand THIN"

Third Day's Mark Lee tweeted last week, "I have officially declared next year Two Thousand Thin. Who's with me?"

Of course, I had to respond that I am in. Of course I'm in. I mean, what's a new year without a New Year's resolution to lose weight? Why do we (certainly, why do I) keep doing this? What is it they say? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

Well, I must be insane, because I am planning on trying again. I am currently working on a plan. What am I going to eat? Am I going to follow a specific diet? Or maybe I'll just count calories. Then, how many calories do I need to sustain me, but to also lose weight? When am I going to go to the gym? What am I going to do when I am there?

I haven't ironed all that out. I need to. I need to start Day 1 with a workable plan. Something I can do. Something I'll stick with. I'm eager to start, eager to see my body change for the better. Eager to feel better and have more energy.

So, I'm with Mark Lee.... "I have officially declared next year Two Thousand Thin. Who's with me?"