Back for real this time?
Monday, January 04, 2010
As with most things in my life, I struggle with routines, accountability, follow through and time management. Weight loss is no exception. But I am really, really tired of being so tired all the time. After tracking my food today for the first time in months it’s comforting to know that I hadn't forgotten everything I had learned from this wonderful place over the 3 years of starts and stops. Some of my good habits stuck.
I embark on this adventure again, this time with my family in tow. I have warned them that my being a food nazi is back in full force. Not that we were necessarily eating horrible before, I had managed to keep up with not bringing HFCS, MSG, Soda, and most processed foods into the house. However, the doctor is concerned about my 11-year-old's weight, my husband has 60+ pounds to lose, and while my 14 year old is twig skinny; it won't hurt him to be more mindful about what he eats too.
For me, I know what I need to do; it's just a matter of doing it. I know I don't feel healthy. I know that my family deserves a better example of good health. I am the chef in this house. I am the queen in my home. If I say we are all going for a walk.... we are ALL going for a walk. If I say we are all going to make better choices... well, WE are.
So here’s to a new beginning yet again. With a fridge full of yummy, healthy food and my walking shoes calling my name I am ready for this.