I’ve decided to give myself a 30 day challenge. I need a goal, a deadline to kick myself into gear and not give up. I think a short term plan is best. I’m not shooting for any specific amount of weight loss, but I want to be sure that I’m giving it my best effort possible.
Here are my rules:
1. Drink more water. I don’t drink much water at ALL. So I’m going to try to shot for 3-4 glasses a day. That will be a BIG improvement.
2. Limit Carb count to 30 net carbs a day. I have been following a “low carb” approach, but I’ve been a victim recently to carb creep. Since I don’t actually count my carbs everyday, I think this is the single most important thing I can do to help get things moving again. It will help me visualize how many carbs are REALLY in what I’m eating.
3. Keep track of my progress on my blog every day. I will track my morning weight, amount of net carbs consumed and the number of glasses of water I’ve had. I know people say to weight yourself weekly or whatever. I can’t do it. I see the scale I get on the scale. I might as well let you all know what number I see.
4. I also want to see if there really is a connection to my mood and how I’m eating, so I’m going to give an update of that as well on my blog. I’ve always suspected that my mood improved when I was good about keeping my carbs down, but I want to see if it really works…if it does I think it will provide additional motivation when I’m tempted to eat those double chocolate brownies.
Since I only decided this in the afternoon today, I’m making tomorrow day 1. This means my 30 day challenge is going to last until 8/08/10.
My hope is that once I’m done I’ll be well into my groove and will WANT to continue onward.
Wish me luck!