Today is national Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America, above breast cancer, above lung cancer and yet for some reason we still think of it as only effecting men.
I am lucky that to this point in my life I am and have been relatively healthy, with the exception of one not so little thing... my weight. I am fat. I can admit that. I have a completely unhealthy and out-of-wack relationship with food. I don't know if anyone else know how truly out-of-wack it is, but I do and the time has come to do something about it.
I was fat before. A few years ago I hit my breaking point. I joined WeightWatchers, I lost 25 pounds, I was happy. Since that last weight in I have gained... 70 pounds. I can't beleieve it when I put it into print... 70 pounds! How did I do this to myself? I was very tempting to write "How did I let this happen?" but I didn't "let it happen" I DID IT TO MYSELF.
Well, the time has come to undo it. Today is a day to honor your heart and that is what I intend to do. I will for the next 30 days committ myself to following my doctor's prescribed eating plan. It is very simple and it is not a diet.
Breakfast -- Eat it!
Lunch -- Eat it!
Dinner -- Eat it only with half the "usual" amount of carbs and no bread
Dessert -- Sundays and your birthday
In between these meals... drink water and don't eat.
What I like about this plan:
-- I can eat what I want for my meals and not restrict myselft to salads and "diet foods."
What will be difficult about this plan:
-- Dessert only on Sunday :( (this is my problem, I am a sugar junkie and it just isn't healthy)
But I have some amazing motivation to stick to this plan and it is right here.
I will be adding a box on my sidebar to track my progress. Any words of encourangement and support would be wonderful and appreciated. And to anyone who wants to join me in the 30 day pledge, I say welcome!