Happy New Year's, all!
Thank you so much for the wisdom and support in the comments to my last post. It means a lot to be affirmed in my attempts at decent behavior :) T minus 5 days, if I were, I dunno, keeping track for some reason.
I am briefly posting to jump on South Beach Steve's cool new challenge. Here's my goals for the next ten weeks:
1. Exercise at least three hours a week, including 2 weight training sessions (did one last night but I have been slide-y about that).
2. Drink three cups of tea a day (hoping to crowd out diet soda). I have this fabulous plug-in teapot which my DH got me for Christmas. Boils water in a couple of minutes, very appealing and easy to use.
3. Weigh in at 167. I would love to shoot for 164 (a normal BMI) but thanks to my holiday poundage, that's 8 pounds away and I don't think that's reasonable given assorted variables including a prominent streak of wimpiness in my makeup.
4. Attitude alignment. This is important. I keep telling everyone how worried I am about starting my half-time job this Monday. I am scared I will stop exercising, stop writing, stop having fun, stop being nice to my kids and husband, basically stop everything except working and worrying. I think a big piece of what I fear is failure (failing on the job, failing my family, failing myself in terms of good eating and exercise). I need to remind myself the job is not too hard for me and worth doing, and if for some reason it turns out not to be, it is not the end of the world, there are other options.
I think I forgot my official Hot 100 windup-- I was 1 pound short of my 7 pound goal (cordial cherries!) but I'm glad I was able to keep focus during a three month period crossed with tripwires (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's). Arrived on the other side intact and six pounds lighter. Whew!