In the past month or so I’ve gained five pounds. Two are an okay addition to the mix. The other three are not and bathing suit season is nearly upon us.
The number on the scale will continue to rise if I don’t do something - or stop doing something. Ending my current addiction to chocolate pudding cups and red licorice would be an excellent start.
So far, my weight loss/fitness plans consist of coming across various methods to achieve my goals on the Rogers Yahoo news page. I diligently copy and paste these articles to Word and have a folder labeled “Miscellaneous.” (A more specific label would depress me each time my desktop appeared.)
Two tips I’ve discovered:
1. Walking – lose 20 pounds in six months with a brisk 20 minute daily walk. I don’t have six months before I don a bathing suit in public but since I only have three pounds to lose this should be doable. Math is not my strong suit (hah!) but by my calculations if one can lose 20 pounds in 180 days I could lose 3 pounds in 27 days. Or one pound in 9 days. If I don’t bring my Twizzlers (the licorice) with me.
2. Grapefruit - start every meal with either half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice and lose about half a pound a week. No dieting required. Or exercise. I like this one – very much. I’m buying some grapefruit today but I’m wondering if sprinkling sugar on the grapefruit will nullify the intended effects. I can’t stand grapefruit without sugar.
I am currently searching the Internet for an exercise regimen that consists of visualization techniques only – no actual exercise required. The mind is a powerful thing.
Yes, I am lazy, unfit and ridiculous.
If I put as much energy into losing the weight and becoming fit as I do the research, I would be a vision to behold. Not sure of what, though.
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