This is the starting line of my weight loss plan of action. This will be the first time in my life I will actively be trying to lose weight and be healthy about it without Weight Watchers. I have tried both the Atkins Diet and the South Beach Diet in the past, and where I stand now, I did not find those diets to be healthy or to promote long-term success.
So here is what I will be doing:
1) Tracking Calorie Intake
I'm actually using an iPhone app to do this. I'm going to eat less than 1,700 calories a day and hopefully this will lead to a 1.5 pound weight loss each week, which will help me hit my goal weight by late-April/early-May. Or so says the iPhone app.
2) Free Yoga
Ok, it isn't free, but it is a class by donation. Based on my financial situation, I believe I am justified to contribute what I'm comfortable donating to this yoga class. I went today for the first time, spent a dollar, and enjoyed an hour long yoga class. I also got to go with two of my good friends and killed two birds with one stone by exercising while socializing!
It is getting cold, but that isn't going to stop me! I have a warm jacket, which I fondly refer to as my sleeping bag coat, and I will wear it to keep myself bundled up and keep burning those calories!
4) A Positive Attitude
Staying fresh, focused, and ready is going to be key to losing weight. Without a positive attitude, I can't stay committed to my plan of action. So I will be positive, no matter what happens, and I will stay focused and stay on plan.
Fridays will be my weigh-in day and I'll be sure to keep you posted on how successful this plan actually is. Because the best part about moving forward with my own personal plan of action is that I can adapt it to make sure I am successful!
Have you ever created your own eating plan to lose weight? Or have you ever been suckered into a fad diet?