Quitter Needs Goals
Diets I have quit:
1. Weight Watchers – I have quit Weight Watchers numerous times. At least five, I would say. I tried both online and meetings. Various excuses were used, I’m sure. Ranging from “I don’t want to pay the fees” to “It takes too much work.”
2. The ABS Diet – I’ve read this book a few times, got all excited about the diet and lasted a day or two.
3. South Beach – I am ashamed to say that I didn’t learn my lesson on this the first time. Low carb diets give me headaches. You would think just once through this diet would have taught me that, but no I tried South Beach four or five times. The longest try lasted ten days, though one night for sure I got up in the middle of the night to scarf down a saltine.
4. Best Life Diet – Okay, I didn’t actually do this one for any number of days. But I did buy the book.
5. Jillian Michael’s diet website – I didn’t really like the way the website operated, so I quit.
6. Eat Clean – I spent a ton of money of on groceries for this one. Again, just a few days in I quit.
7. Brown Rice Cleanse – This diet consists of eating brown rice, fruits, and vegetables only for a week. I made it through about 12 hours. Then I realized I had only eaten about 500 calories for the whole day. Look, I want to lose weight, but I’m not going to starve myself.
I’m sure there are other gimmicks, plans, etc. that I have tried and they were so short-lived I’ve just forgotten (oooh, like Slim-Fast, I just remembered that one!).
Last week, I set my own rules. Then I didn’t follow them.
So, what to do? In no way do I feel the urge to go back to one of the diets listed above. Following my own rules seems great, except I really don’t want to cut out ALL dairy. I love to cook and that sets a big limit on what new recipes I can try.
Calories in and calories out…. count calories. I mean, this is the bottom line, is it not? All those diets, in theory, were cutting down on calories (the brown rice fiasco cutting them down too dramatically).
Using the internet today, I signed up for Sparkpeople.com. I put in my goal of losing 50 pounds. At two pounds a week, the website calculated a goal date of 2/2/2011. I can eat 1200-1550 calories a days (I’m pretty sure I’ll have to figure out exactly where in the range will actually work for me) and need to burn at least 750 calories a week exercising.
And, mostly, I do not want to put another post up here that doesn’t say “Hey! I stuck to my plan. I lost some weight!” It’s Bodies in Motivation, so my body needs to get motivated.
I’m setting three goals here, for all to see. Then I’ll let you all know how I did. Accountability, people.
1. Walk at least 30 minutes a day.
2. Do Pilates three times this week.
3. STICK TO THE CALORIE COUNTING PLAN!
Anyone else want to set a few goals for the week? Put ‘em in the comments!