I suck at counting calories!!! The word diet makes me itch in embarrassing places. The thought of a salad WITHOUT RANCH and shredded cheese hurts my heart. I'm gonna start with just making small changes here and there...and try my own baby steps version of getting healthy.
As it is, I only drink ONE Coke Zero a day and drink tons of water and a glass of skim milk with my dinner. I'm definitely not fat because of my daily drinking habits...now my weekend drinking habits, those might have something to do with the problem. Although I really don't even drink that much anymore...you know just the occasional booze fest for a friend's birthday or something. There are 116 calories in one of my beers of choice. I'll keep that in mind this weekend :)
My absolute worst habit is night time snacking. My bedroom is my escape...unless of course one the kids picks the lock or scales the house to come in my bedroom window (it's happened). I watch t.v. in my bedroom, I read in my bedroom....and I eat in my bedroom, or I did anyway. That is going to be my first baby step. No more eating in the bedroom!!! No more snacking on popcorn or Cheez-Its at night while I'm relaxing.
My second step is gonna be getting outside and doing something!! I'm gonna start taking after dinner walks with the girls...if they're getting along. If they're not, the long block will be my new escape and I'll take one of the dogs with me. My happy place is The Greenway...I love to walk it on my lunch break, but these near triple digit highs have prevented this lazy ass of mine from getting out there and doing it...and my addiction to The Hunger Games trilogy. But now I've finished those...and hopefully the temps will start to cool off soon and I can get back into my lunch time ritual.
Step 3....well, that's gonna be the hardest so far. My girls and I live with my dad and he does all of the grocery shopping and cooking. He's an amazingly unhealthy cook. It's ALWAYS delish...and rarely nutritional. I'm going to attempt to coax the reigns out of his hands and start implementing some new more healthy meals into our menus...and MAYBE even start cooking a night or two a week. This is going to be an extreme battle of tug-of-war...and he's still my daddy and he's still stronger than me, but hopefully he'll see my reasoning. Wish me luck on this one folks.
My scale is antique, so I plan on purchasing a new one this weekend. I'll take a "before" pic and post my beginning stats soon.