Now that my wieght loss is becoming more noticable people are asking me how I am doing it. "What diet are you on" they keep saying...HCG? South Beach? Atkins? Jenny Craig? Wieght Watchers?...
I simply reply that I am not on a diet, I am just eating better and getting active. The responses I get are varied and often hilarious.
*(Incredulously) "and thats actually working???" - nope, I had just been wearing 14 extra layers of clothing all these years, theres your sign.
*(Impressed) "Good for you, You are doing it right" - no smart ass internal dialogue here, just thanks.
*(Scoffing) "you'd get much faster results if you did this diet. Yeah the first three days are hell but you get used to only eating 500 calories, bugs and saw dust." - Wow, I sort of think maybe you joined a cult instead of going on a diet.
*(Confused) "Where did hear about that diet?"- um, doctors have been saying this for years,
*(Defensive) "Well I work out sometimes, I just bought this new machine and I'm waiting for it to arrive." - thats great, is it an abdoer?
*(Deluded) "You should be more like me, I feel like I don't need to lose weight, I'm happy where I am" which is awesome, if you can see your toes...*whispers* she can't
So the plan...the plan is that I try to keep my calories under my BMR and do some sort of intentional exercise three times per week. I am active nearly everyday, as those of you with toddlers are aware, but I actually go to the gym three times a week and spend an hour there. My goal was to creat something sustainable. I worried over getting all gung-ho about working out every day and losing a bunch of wieght and then burning out halfway through. I needed this to be something that would fit into my life, not something temporary that couldn't go long term.
Nothing is off limits unless I decide that it will be, and if I don't stay under my BMR for a day it is not the end of the world, I don't have a time limit, I'm not in a race, I am accountable to me and thats enough. I get to eat delicous foods everyday that are the envy of most of the people in my office.
So far, I think this is a good plan.
I will be out of town this weekend, getting away for a day or two, so the blog will be kind of quiet, but thats cool I'll have farm storeis on monday and probably some exercise in the woods misadventure to relay.