Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's trite, but still...

Everyone says it.  I know... still things have gotten out of control again and we're getting older and metabolism is slowing down.  Blah. Blah. Blah.  Still, here it is January second and the Hubs and I (is he King Charming now?) are recommitting to improving our health, which includes some hefty weight loss.

I am trying to kick my soda habit.  Soda and I have a longstanding love affair.  Especially Coke.  I LOOOOOOOVEE my Coke but I know how bad it is for me and I'm going to give it my best shot to say goodbye.  In discussing this commitment with my mister, we agreed that club soda is still "legal" because it's just carbonated water.  So... yikes.  I put it out there publically, I guess I really have to stick to it, right?

One of the munchkins got this.
It's totally me, right?
And in equally sucktastic publically declared resolution: we gotta exercise.  Ugh.  I am not a workout girl.  I can't do 100 sit-ups and then lunges and planks and all that crap just because.  I need something more goal oriented that seems like an activity or a game.  And not just "see if you can do X."  The munchkins received a few cool dance games for the Kinect for Christmas.  Those are fun.  Maybe I'll start running/walking with my iPod.  Something needs to be done and  I just haven't found a something that I love yet.  I am open to suggestion, y'all.

So I'm looking at my pantry and thinking that lots of stuff needs to go-- the bagged snacks and all the candy that seems to be laying around.  All of the holiday cookies are almost gone.  I bought a nifty new non-stick griddle/grill pan that I can use to cook protein with the addition of minimal fat. 

I know I lose tons of weight when I actually eat throughout the day.  It's so weird that when I'm at home I forget to eat!  When I had to follow a 6-meal-per-day diet with gestational diabetes, I was losing weight while pregnant.  Who does that?  Me, apparently, so I am going to try to eat that way again, now.

So there it is folks.  Wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Juli! I haven't had soda in years. I wasn't quite as "addicted" as you are, but breaking up with soda can be done. The Just Dances are a lot of fun. I didn't get the Disney version because it didn't look as intense as the regular ones, but I did try one on the new Just Dance 4 and it looks like it's going to be a sweat-maker. Long walks are good and definitely getting rid of all the crap helps. Best of luck to the both of you. Remember, "if you can dream it, you can do it!" :D