OK. So I've got to start somewhere, right? And some of you know, after reading my intro's to just plain ol' 3FC, that this isn't my first time around the block. And that I'm REAALLLLLLLLLLY frustrated by this whole process of losing weight: I do eat reasonably well, I do exercise (not as much as I should. I know!), and I NEVER go back for seconds of anything or eat a box of Oreos/whole pizza/pint of Haagen Dazs in one sitting. So, in short, I don't get why I am where I am.
And no, it's not a medical issue. Darn.
So, things need to change. They do. And that's OK. I'm not going to be making huge, life-altering changes too much. But I AM going to do a few things that I hope make a big enough difference to matter:
1. Weigh-in tomorrow and then not again for another month. Ish.
2. Exercise. Every. Single. Day. No excuses. And walking around the block? It doesn't count. The 5k that I'm going to run in October? THAT counts, as does every step that gets me to it.
3. Eat when I'm hungry. And ONLY when I'm hungry. I actually think this is THE most important thing. No, I don't go back for seconds, but sometimes, it's the firsts that kill a person. I eat when I'm tired or stressed, and that's really NOT healthy. But what to do instead? I don't know yet. HELP!!!
4. Good/Better/Best Choices. Every day. With everything that goes into my mouth. Especially when I'm tired or stressed. Yeah, Erin, you *want* 43 cookies. 2 would be good. 1 would be better. A handful of raspberries would be best.
Finally, I'm a little grouchy at 3FC right now. I wanted to blog about these adventures, but I CANNOT create a blog because it says my email address is already being used. Huh??????? Any ideas there? Maybe I created one when I was on 3FC years ago, but I don't remember. Is there any way, if I did, to reset my password or otherwise retrieve my account info?
Anyway, I know this is long. It is. But I KNOW I can't do this on my own. I can't. I NEED you guys.
P. S. I also started training for that 5k, posted it in the mini-goals forum, and got deleted. Seriously? It's a small goal, but it's one that I met: I wanted to start training for it by the end of June. I did. And that, to me, is a good thing.