Friday, February 1, 2013

One Month Gone

A month has passed since my New Year's resolution post.  I have to say, I'm still going...  My resolve, of course, was to lose weight and get healthy...

I started the year off right by going through my old Weight Watcher materials and tracking what I was eating.  I re-joined Weight Watchers and started attending weekly meetings.

The second, third and fourth weeks of January were pretty easy.  My church went on a 21 day "Daniel's Fast," which we interpret as "no meat, no wheat, no sweets."  (The fast is a spiritual one -- bringing your body under subjection so that your spirit is stronger -- but it does have a physical result of weight loss as well.)  Because my promises were made to God, instead of myself, I found it very easy to say "No" to temptations.  Until midnight on the last night of the fast!  Can you believe I stayed up to make sure I got the first nibble of chocolate in?  I had tried to psyche myself up into going longer on the fast, but just couldn't do it.

So, the long and the short of it -- or should I say, the fat and the thin of it? -- is that I lost 10 pounds in the month of January.  This month, I'll be continuing on with the Weight Watcher's plan and trying to add more exercise into my daily routine.  I've been walking a mile almost daily, but need now to add some more toning exercises -- abs and legs routines by Denise Austin.

My goal is to lose another 8 pounds this month...

How are your resolutions holding up?  Are you approaching them with an "all or nothing" attitude, or are you able to take baby steps to get to your goals?