When we moved to D.C., I lost weight with a quickness. I walked to the bus stop, through the metro stations, blocks to my office- so much walking. Then we moved to Georgia four years ago and I started working from home. Big shocker- sitting at a desk in your house and driving everywhere you go is not conducive to maintaining a healthy weight. It might be okay if I didn't love sugar and hate exercise, but I do and I do so here we are. It also doesn't help when Hubs says things like "we're getting to a certain age" and "slowing metabolism". I'm only 37! Take it easy, Grandpa.
I don't know if I finally got fed up, or because Monday seems like a good starting day, or because I tried on clothes (again) yesterday and hated everything on my tummy (again), but I am starting to watch what I eat today. I'm counting calories and things on the My Fitness Pal app on my phone, and am planning to start back on some light exercise (shudder). I seriously hate exercise. Seriously- I took archery and orienteering as my two required PE courses in college. That is how much I hate physical exertion. I'm also going to re-read the book "You on a Diet". I haven't read it in a couple of years and I need a refresher on what exactly I should and should not be ingesting. (Did you know some restaurant salads are over 1000 calories?! Shocking to me- and gross.) I LOVE sugary goodness, so limiting my sugar intake and substituting healthier snacks will probably be the hardest dietary change for me to make. By the end of the year, I hope to have dropped ten to fifteen pounds. Anyone else struggling with a little extra weight or have other year end goals?