Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Plans of Action

So....instead of focusing on the things I haven't been doing (and being the big W...whiner that is:)....I figure I should get a plan of action! Not having a plan wasn't working....so why not make one? I joined the Healthy You Challange (notice the button on the right). Not that it will make me work, but hoepfully the added support will help encourage. Isn't that what this is all about?

Eating...I still want to work on just eating normally and not binging, but I think I'm going to try to steer clear of fried foods first. I love french fries. No, let me restate it: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE french fries!!! So, I guess I'll try this for 3 weeks before moving to the next thing. But, it's not forbidden...I just want to try to eat much less of it (no guilt if I have some, but conscious effort to chang it).

Exercise. This is more iffy. I think the best plan for me is making small changes now. Use the stairs at school/work (my office is on the 4th floor), park farther away (most parking is @ 5 blocks away), taking the dog for the morning walks, etc.

I don't want to be scale fixated, so let's say that with every size I go down I will buy myself one outifit until I'm at my goal. One outfit won't do, but I think I have enough smaller clothes to last me.

Mind: Read the compulsive eating book to try to get my mind better.

My goal is to make these small changes now and have it stick more so that I can make big changes. Successive approximations and rewards? Why not make Psychology work for me!

3 comments:

dadivastreet said...

It all starts with a plan! You can do it! Good Luck!

BikiniMe said...

Hi Diana! I think your idea to start with small changes is THE BEST WAY to go about this process -- not only the process of losing weight, but also the process of changing habits and the process of REDEFINING, changing our definitions of ourselves.

I'm going to be a regular reader -- welcome aboard!

weelittleme said...

Welcome to the HYC. Planning is the bomb... gotta plan to succeed. For me anyway, no plan is a plan for failure. The small changes done gradually are reported to be the ones that stick around the longest so you go for it!!! Nice to meet you... er, your blog.