Friday, March 21, 2008

Day 8

Today, I have a confession. I wasn't going to say anything for a while, but I've changed my mind.

I'm going to lose weight.

There. I said it.

I'm not calling this a diet because it's really more of a lifestyle change. I need to learn what a healthy portion looks like, and I need to make better choices. Losing weight will be great, but ultimately, I want to be healthy.

I just turned 30 last month, and I'm embarrassed to admit how easily I get winded. I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I hate that I have a closet full of clothes that I can't wear. I'm too young for this, and now is as good a time as any to make some changes.

So, I started my big change this week while I've been on spring break. I haven't officially weighed (since weighing to record my starting weight), and I probably won't for a while. Right now, I want to focus on making good choices and feeling better. It's only been 4 days, and I can already feel a difference in my body. I'm not following a special program or anything. I'm simply eating fewer calories and drinking water. I'm also keeping a food diary because I've learned from experience that this is the only way that I can truly stay on track. We'll see how this works for me.

(If you're interested in a free food diary, check out The Daily Plate.)

And there you have it. There's no turning back now that I've put it out here for the world to see. (Not that I think "the world" is reading my little blog). So, if you see me around online (or in person -- *gulp*), ask me how I'm doing. I need to be held accountable.


Karen said...

Good for you, Libby! I'm impressed that you are already feeling better. Keep us posted on your progress, okay?

Stephanie said...

you go girl!!

Alannah said...

You're making me feel guilty....sitting here eating Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and all.... ;)

I'm with you after Easter though! I've lost a bit since the beginning of the year but I've been lazy about my own eating habits for the past week. Must get back on the horse!