Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Resolution....

My new year's resolution is to not have "loosing weight" as a resolution for next year.... and I have a plan!

I put some effort and time into deciding how I wanted to approach this year's weight loss goals....and I am taking it old school... yup... counting calories... My mother swears by this and I think it is no coincidence that I have met 2 people in the past 2 weeks that used this approach with great success. I feel like I seem to do better when I have parameters, and the more I pay attention to how many calories something is, the better I am at figuring out how much food I am consuming each day. Keeping a journal has helped a lot as well. (I splurged on a new planner to track everything!!!!)

The only bad part about getting back on track is I feel like all I think about is food right now. It always feels like this in the beginning...my life revolves around when, what, and how much I can eat.... But as each day goes by it gets a little bit easier.

I was at chruch on Sunday, and our pastor spoke about Gumption: The character to commit and complete. I think that I what I was lacking before. I am very good at committing to something, but not so great with the follow through. I think this is my year...... I am DETERMINED to make it all the way to my goal weight.

So here is my real New Year's resolution... GUMPTION.

I am looking forward to some good results this Friday for weigh in!!!!!