Well, despite the fact that I am incredibly sick of talking about my weight, some weird, and maybe mildly mentally handicapped, part of me thinks that blogging about it may keep me motivated. If you browse through the rest of the posts in this category you can see that my personal battle of the bulges has been quite an on-again-off-again affair.
Joey and I are in this together, at least for the time being. I only say “for the time being” because I am sure he will have conquered his mild weight issue a long, long, long, long, long, long, long time before I have beaten mine. I am very glad to have a partner with a similar goal to keep me focused and on the right track. We are utilizing the always reliable “Sonoma Diet” plan, which is a healthy and lifelong way of eating. When I review the materials for this diet, I try not to even think of it as a diet. It just seems like the way we should have been eating all along!
I think the biggest challenge for me in this venture will be CRAVINGS. I really love junk food! Chips, cookies, cakes, ice cream, candy…whatever it is…if it’s sugary and fatty and nasty I probably LOVE IT. Along with that, I have to contend with the fact that I am a completely lazy slug and I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do less than exercise, except maybe get a root canal with no medication.
Speaking of working out, I am too fat now to use Wii Fit, which was supposed to be my main mode of exercise since it is wintery and cold in Chicago. I may have to dig out one of the pilates DVDs I have…which is something I don’t want to deal with. I am so out of shape that even the dumbed down, hospital bed invalid version of those exercises are nearly impossible for me. I suppose I will just hope the diet can shed enough pounds for me to mount the balance board until spring is here.