Today, in keeping with one of my New Years resolutions, I signed up with myfooddiary.com. I am really excited about this.
In the past, I've found one of the best stratagies for losing weight is to keep a journal of EVERYTHING that goes in the mouth. It really makes you think twice about those extra helpings and misc. tidbits that add lots of extra calories. So in the past I would scribble down all the info. in a notebook and figure the calories at the end of the day.
Well, out with the old,in with the new- this site keeps track of all this, my exercise (of any kind) and even keeps track of fiber, iron, good fats, and other misc. stuff I never tried to keep track of before. You can then look at a daily report on your progress and see what you need to work on. Now, I know there are those of you who would probably hate to see a daily report like that, but I love lists and being able to see progress while working towards a goal, so this will work great for me.
I am also going to be working up to an hour each day on the treadmill (slowly but surely) and I am incorporating an exercise routine with the kids into our schoolday. It will be fun to do this together, and will help them get some energy out during our rainy weather season.
I want to lose about 20 pounds, but my main goal is to get fit and feel better. With my pregnancies, migraines and female issues, I've spent more than enough time feeling sick, fatigued, and overall crummy. And I'm convinced that I can naturally feel much better than this. Naturally meaning without taking pills or stimulants to get there. Sounds a little overoptimistic? Maybe so, but I already feel better just taking the first step.