Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Slim Down


My weight has been pretty consistent for the past several years, fluctuating only a few pounds up or down from my “ideal weight.”  So, I was devastated when I got on the scale this morning to realize that I was now TEN POUNDS over that weight.  YUCK! No wonder my clothes don’t look good…they don’t fit right!  So, for the next month (June 11 to July 11), I am committing myself to trying to fix that problem.

Here’s how I plan on doing it:

I have decided to eliminate three foods (or food categories) from each of the letters in the word “bad” during the week.  (I can still eat/drink them in moderation on the weekends.)
Here’s what I came up with for my B.A.D. foods: 
Bread
Alcohol
Dessert
Bacon
Alfredo
Domino’s
Beef
American cheese*
Deli meats
*well, pretty much all sliced/shredded cheese, but I needed another “A”

In addition, I have also committed to the following dietary restrictions:
  •  No coffee and no soda….tea and water only!  (maybe some protein shakes)
  • Avoid fast food…try to eat only packed lunches or “real” restaurants.  If eating at a fast food restaurant is unavoidable, find a salad…nothing fried! 
Scott and I are also going to begin walking around the neighborhood each night, and on days when I don’t have inservice, I also plan on getting up and going for a run/jog.

So, here goes…hope it helps!

3 comments:

  1. Erin,
    The same ten pounds seems to have found me...I admire your ability to pinpoint and set a specific goal (especially with your hubby's support).

    YOU GOT THIS!

    Valerie

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