My most recent triumph was that I had quit the candy dish here at work. I believe I'm on week 7 now. It's amazing how I turned the habit of eating candy all day long into a habit of avoiding it. I really feel I did something. I had made a goal of bringing salads to work and that worked sometimes but not often. I'm not exactly sure how or when I fell off that wagon but I did and I'm not beating myself up over it. I ditched cow's milk for almond milk but that was just an attempt to lower my cholesterol. I'm not a fan of the taste so I ditched cereal and have moved on to oatmeal and fruit in the morning. I now only use almond milk in my coffee and am trying to gradually stop using that all together and maybe quitting Splenda. Maybe. And just at work. I just don't see myself drinking black coffee. It's too manly to me.
What I am most proud of, though, is joining Curves. My first day was March 12 and since then I have been 6 times. It's a 30-minute circuit of aerobic and resistance training. My co-worker and I go on our lunch hour. I didn't want to commit to a full year's membership because I'm always terrible at things like that but they offered me a deal where I could go for 2 months for $99 with no enrollment fee as long as I brought in a bag of groceries for their food drive. It's a little higher than the annual membership fee but I like that I can try it out and make sure things are working before I commit to much more than I might be able to actually do. My membership expires on May 16, shortly after I turn 35.
I'm calling this the "Diet for Disney" and am going to go hard or go home until my membership expires. I'm doing really well now bringing a salad to work for lunch every day. Drinking water. Eating fruit and Kashi granola bars instead of junk. I figure I'm saving money by not going out to eat every day in addition to hopefully losing some weight. I weigh 217 naked, 220 with clothes on. My goal is to be down to 210 by Disney weekend of May 20th. Here goes nothing.
MORAL OF THE STORY: I'm not sure if I shit or just got off the pot, but something is happening here.