Tuesday, August 12, 2008

There is more to life than quilting

HUH??? There is???

I thought I would write a post about something other than quilting. Recently I have decided to try and lose some weight. I have tried all the fad diets and exercise machines and really, who is kidding who, the only thing you lose with those fad diets and infomercial gadgets is your money.

So this time I am taking a radical approach. Now I know, this may not be for everyone...but stay with me for just a bit longer.

No more of this!!!

And lots more of this!! (this is my lunch for tomorrow)

and daily some of this....about 1/2 hour 6 days a week.

Simple? Yes! Easy? We will see. I am pretty motivated so hopefully I will be able to stick to it. Also one more thing that I am going to do...or not do...is I am not going to weigh myself? Now, I can hear people yelling at their computers ...WHAT?? But yes, it is true, I know what I weigh, and I am not happy, I don't need to keep reminding myself...that will only make me discouraged. So part of my radical approach is going to be that I base my success on how I feel, and how my clothes fit. If my clothes start to get loose, then I am doing a good job. If they are not getting loose then I need to raise the intensity of my exercise routine. I'm going to keep a chart and mark down everytime I exercise. My chart will have the date, the amount of time exercising, how far I walked, and at what speed. I may alter my chart as I go along, but for now I think that is good enough to start with. I am also going to stick the chart on the wall for easy access. (this is my basement so it is all good...lol)

Wish me luck!!


Anonymous said...

I am impressed. You do seem so motivated. You certainly have a a determination that I wish I had. Keep us posted on your acheivements and just maybe I too will be inspired to lose weight and get fit..


32point5 said...

Nicely Done! I think even the switch to Diet Coke is going to make a HUGE difference. I don't need to tell you how much sugar is in there.
I find writing everything you eat down in a notebook helps, less likely to over-do it.
Good Luck! I know you will make this healthier lifestyle stick!

Amy said...

You sound very motivated - and I am sure you will feel a lot better- the biggest problem I have is time --- I think you really need to schedule a time everyday to do it and stick to it- make it part of your daily routine - Good luck Quilting Newbie- and make sure you leave time to quilt LOL

Stephanie D. said...

Just linked over from Just Us Quilters. Congrats on your motivation! I've been wavering, but heard some tips on the John Tesh radio show that I might take to heart here.

Anyway, welcome to the world of blogging and quilting!

tracey said...

I wish you all the best with your losing weight, i have put some on a bit, too, i eat to much bread,
Lets us know how you get on,
Take care

Quilting Newbie said...

WOW, thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. How could I not stay on track with such support. I'll keep you posted on the losses.
thanks again everyone.

piecemealquilts said...

Good luck with the healthy eating and exercising - you can do this! I made the same commitment about a year ago and I've lost about 70 pounds. You might want to check out a free website called Spark People. It's a great site for tracking your food and exercise, as well as a source for motivational articles, recipes, calculators, and groups for people with similar interests.

Quilting Newbie said...

Thanks Piecemeal. I will check it out!