Last Thursday, I decided I was fed up.
I had been eating my way through the Halloween candy bowl (there’s not a bite of chocolate left in there), when I was stopped by the realization that if I continued on this path, I would be another five pounds heavier by January 1.
Browsing through the library later that afternoon, I ran across a book called The Dukan Diet. Now, I’m not saying I wholeheartedly endorse or agree with all the points/tenets of this diet. But, I did decide to give it a try, so on Friday I began three days of eating pure protein. By the time I got through Sunday, my appetite had slowed tremendously (was it mainly because I couldn’t stand the thought of eating another bite of low-fat yogurt or piece of chicken?)!!
Whatever it was, it is working well, and I’m feeling great. I’ve also
coerced lovingly asked John to do 60 days of Insanity with me….and he agreed! We’re on Day 4, and it’s kicking my tail for sure!
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I often struggle in the motivation department. Putting this in writing is a great way for me to stay accountable.
Here is my goal: I resolve to NOT gain 5 pounds this holiday season — instead I’m going to lose 10 pounds by January 8!
Over the next 60 days, I invite you to join me. Each week, I’ll be updating my progress (along with a full list of goals I’m setting each week — writing my own personal mission statement has inspired me to break things down and set some smaller goals to get me where I’m going)!
Feel free to share your own goals in the comments. Just make sure they are realistic! Are you going to walk 4 times this week, go jogging 2 times per week, train for a 1/2 marathon, or something completely different?
If you do leave a comment, I will email you later in the month to check up on you. I’m convinced that being accountable to someone is one of the best ways to make a change in your life.