After confessing how hard of a time I’m having with cravings I got some excellent advice and have decided to try a new “diet”. On the recommendations of my friends Jen and Tiana I am going to give the 10 days of dieting / 1 day of cheating diet a shot.
My plan is to go back to counting my calories for my 10 days “on” and keep them under 1,400 per day. I’m going to plan for oatmeal and bran muffins for breakfast, protein and veggies for lunch, fruit and cottage cheese for snacks and then more lean proteins/veggies for dinner. It won’ be a walk in the park – but that’s why I have my one day of cheating. On my cheat day I will let myself eat 2,000 calories. Now, during the week I know I’m going to have cravings – so I plan to write them out in the same book I’m using to count calories.
I have a feeling that by the time my “cheat day” comes along I won’t want 90% of the things I’ve missed out on all week. Plus, seeing all the things I’ve craved and avoiding should be rewarding. Right? I think so!
I’ll let you guys know how happy I am about this by Wednesday! 😉
This weekend I’m planning 4 hardcore workouts and lots of cleaning. I like weekends without plans – no excuse NOT to get organized and get moving.
I’m making a “countdown” calendar as seen on “I Used To Be Fat” this weekend too. I’m counting down to my vacation in May (130 days roughly). Seeing the days tick down should help keep me on track. I have a drawer full of cute clothes that need to fit by May – and no reason I can’t rock them!
I know it can be dangerous to be put a time limit on weight-loss – and I’ve learned the hard way that things don’t happen when you want them to…but I think this could be a good challenge.
Do you guys work harder when you have a deadline?
I’m typically a procrastinator – waiting until the last possible minute to finish something. I think I can curb these bad habits by seeing my goal in black and white each day (in the form of that countdown – and this one I found for my work comp).
Oddly enough, this is my horoscope for today: AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t say or do something that you will be sorry for later. Only you can decide what path to take to follow your dreams, hopes and wishes. Set goals and stick to them.
Speaking of horoscopes….my birthday (Jan 30th) is looming. I’m going to be 29. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Sometimes I feel panicky and sometimes I’m totally zen. I guess we’ll see as it gets closer. In the end, it’s just a number, right?