Monday, June 07, 2010
My Quest to Lose 10 Pounds
Going Public With It!
I've made the decision that I want to lose 10 pounds. And yes, I'm going public with it.
This is kind of scary, but I think making this public will hold me accountable and maybe even give me some much-needed encouragement.
Also, if any of you want to join me in this quest, feel free!
10 and counting down
No, I'm NOT going to tell you how much I weigh...that is for me, God and my doctor to know! I'll start with 10 and count down to zero.
I weighed this morning, so I will weigh again next Monday, a week from today. (I don't believe in frequent weighings, because body weight can fluctuate so much).
I will report my results here. (Whooo...this is a little nerve-racking.)
These are my basic guidelines:
1) Try to stick as closely as possible to what my diabetes educators recommend for me, carb-wise: 45 carb grams per meal and 15 per snack.
2) Focus on vegetables, fruits, lean meats, legumes, whole grains.
3) Drink lots of water with lemon.
4) Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
However, none of these guidelines are engraved in stone, because once I engrave them in stone, it's too easy to give up if I fail in one area. (That's just the way I am, unfortunately.)
By the way, I do need to lose more than 10 pounds, but I just want to conquer this 10 pounds at this particular juncture.
Wish me well! And comment if you'd like to join me.