Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Goal set

For a few years I have wanted to lose weight.
But I know it takes more than wanting.
It requires a plan, a goal, and consistent healthy behaviour.

After a few weeks, yet again, of "oh well, I'll try again tomorrow"
I've woken this morning, on "Weigh-in Wednesday" (at 76.4kg)
With a resolve to lose just 1 kg by next Wednesday.
So my goal is 75.4.
Then 74.4 the week after that.
And 73.4 the week after that.
My goal is consistent weight-loss for the next 15 weeks.

The plan:
Plan, plan, plan.
Organise and diarise, as Michelle Bridgeswould say.
Anticipate every potential "red flag" moment/event and prepare.
Resolve to be healthy.
And exercise daily (except Friday, my day off).

But for now, focus on just one little kg.
Focus on following my set menu plan.
Exercise according to schedule.
I am set to become a machine.

And I've also weighed the cost, and am prepared to pay the price.
I know that for the first couple weeks I'll be hungry.
I'll have ugly cravings.
I'll be sore all over.
It will be hard and I will probably want to give up.
More than once.
But... I'm ready.

Goal set.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Not afraid of temptation

I feel great! I have been listening to Michelle bridges 12wbt preseason tasks all week. The ones I've listened to a few times each, and then filed away. Actually, truthfully, I listened to them each over and over and over. I knew they were powerful. I knew how helpful they'd be. Abut still I had to be ready to hear - truly hear - their message. Today I listened to 'Get Real' and 'organise and diarise'. Such timely reminders! The biggest piece of advise I took in this time was to identify red flag events. I have 3 this coming week. Monday I'm going out with hubby to a movie. I'll bring an apple :) Friday evening is the Garden Party - that I'm organising! I'll bring an apple, and have chickpea salad for dinner. And I will bring myself a diet soda. Not really my drink - I don't even like soda. But when a girl gives up alcohol cold turkey and is forced to hang out with a large group of drinking friends... A diet soda will have to do. And last, but not least, Saturday is my girls birthday party. Lanaya is 8 (actual birthday on Friday). Gracie is 5 (actual birthday on Sunday). We're going ten-pin bowling, where the food options will surely be meat pie's and deep fried food. I'm packing myself a tuna salad :) And cadyn and I will be running 4km that morning. I am ready. Temptation- you don't scare me!