Sunday, September 16, 2007

A new beginning...

So bowling wasn't the only thing that was going on this Saturday. There was a 5K family walk/run. I wanted to do it, but like a typical girl, " I didn't want to go by myself". So when I found out that my friend Cindy was going, I said ok I am in.
Ben does not like to get up and do these because " I get up early 5 days a week, Sat. is my one day to sleep in!"
So at 5:40 I left a very quiet household.
I didn't run. I haven't ran for a while. But I did walk it. I did not come in last place. Even though Cindy and I were walking with her young kids. We have decided that every time they have a fun walk, we are going to go and do it. It was the perfect way to exercise, walking and talking with a friend.
But it also made me realize something. A while back, when I started my f.f.f, I was impatient. I wanted the weight off NOW. Following the weight watchers points program, has always helped me lose fast. So I always go to it. But it has never become a "lifestyle change" for me. Things like going out to dinner, at a place where points have not been calculated or making dinner for my family. It would be perfect if I was single. Alas...I'm not.
So I decided to follow that old advice "slowly but surely". If I am going to lose for good, it has to be small and simple changes over time.
Right after I had Harmony, I bought a diet book. I love this book because every week, you take something away, that is "bad" for you. But at the same time you add something that is good. I have never finished this book because of that impatience for wanting it off now. But, I know it is time to do this for me. As long as it takes.
The first week, you don't drink caffiene. Zero, zilch, nada. It is a very sleepy week for me let me tell you! Instead of the caffiene, I am drinking between 72-96 oz. of water a day. It is a lot but I am doing it! I have gone 4 full days now.
Slow and steady wins the race right? I will keep you updated on how I am doing. I have not given up! My hiatus was just that...and now I am back! Ready to be healthy!

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