Yes, again! I know I know… All aboard the weight loss train. I have a life time dieters pass and I’m once again making a trip. Hopefully this one wont be round trip.
I sat down with myself last week and had a stern talkin to… myself. I can blame my weight gain on meds, health situation or whatever- but fact of the matter is there IS still something I can do to loose this weight until the situation gets under control. So I made myself a new eating plan, and a new exercise plan- which I wasn’t able to adhere to this morning thanks to the rain. (yet another excuse already creeping into my diet trip).
SO… after some thought I have decided that I’m going back on a vegetarian kick. I did the vegetarian thing years ago… once for about 6 months, then again for about 3 months… each time falling off the wagon and giving up. This time I’ve decided to give myself a little bit of slack, allowing myself meat if I really really desire it. I read an article in Self, or Shape… (I dunno, one of those S magazines) about becoming a flexitarian. It really gave me a sense of freedom in the whole situation. Each time I’ve done the vegetarian thing I still keep fish and eggs in my diet and I do plan to stick with that plan this time. I am also not “forbidding” myself from an occasional steak or chicken finger. This makes getting back on the wagon alot easier when I fall of- and I will fall off I’m sure. Now instead of giving up, beating myself up and feeling like a failure- I know its ok, it was in the plan, and I can move on with my vegetarian self and my head held high. Hopefully with this thought process I will be able to make the vegetarian lifestyle a permanent fixture in my life.
You see, I need boundaries… clear defined boundaries… and a restrictive diet usually helps me be more diligent with my choices. Thats why I did so well before… but then there is the occasional craving for a nice juicy steak, or pepperoni loaded pizza.
So as I embark, plan in hand, I ask that you think of me… pray for me… whatever it is that you do for me… I have got to get this weight off!
I’m debating on doing the whole weekly check in, weigh-in, and photo… If you like that sort of thing and would like to read postings on my weight loss train wreck, um I mean ride, just let me know in the comments.
SN- So, funny story… I googled images for “train wreck” and a picture of Amy Winehouse popped up.