Dodging the Bullet

I had a doctor appointment this week. When I left, I felt like I had dodged a bullet. In spite of being morbidly obese, all my lab results were just fine. I am sure the bullet will eventually hit me if I don’t change my ways. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, I have seen the future and it is not a pretty sight.

One of my goals for 2015 is to lose weight. I can’t say I’ve been trying yet. I have been walking. Not the 5 times a week that I envisioned, but regularly. I am going to work my way up to more days. My daughter walks with me. She encourages me to go even when I don’t feel like it.

I have also been trying new recipes. That was also one of my 2015 goals. Most weeks I have exceeded my goal of one new recipe a week. Most of the recipes I have tried have been Asian. Some are keepers, so are not. All have been deemed edible by my picky teenager.

Now I need to put some effort into losing weight.

I have done Weight Watchers successfully in the past. I never stick with it long enough to get to a goal weight, though. One of my coworkers does Weight Watchers right now and she is not happy with the changes they have made recently. I pulled up an app I have on my phone and it is still using the program prior to the changes. I’m not sure if that is really what I want to do.

For the next week I want to commit to the following:

  1. Lay off the candy. I have been eating way to much of it lately.
  2. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
  3. Limit Diet Coke consumption to 1 a day.
  4. Make/Bring lunch and breakfast 4/5 days.
  5. Walk at least 3 times.
  6. Exercise some portion control.

What are your plans this week?


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