…and I was trying to think of a way to journal through this new endeavor, why not use it!?
|I’d like a little less belly and little less face please 🙂|
Today I am starting yet another diet. Screw all you “don’t diet, change your lifestyle people.” That is totally just something you say when you don’t want to admit you are on a diet. Also… dieting IS changing your lifestyle. Currently my lifestyle is eating McDonald’s and chips and chex mix and well… whatever the hell I feel like eating when I am hungry, bored, tired, stressed, annoyed, upset, or see a commercial for something yummy. My lifestyle is also mostly sitting and sleeping with brief, occasional spurts of exercise.
SO… “changing my lifestyle” means from today until I leave for Mexico on February 5th, I am going to live a different “lifestyle.” I am going to use air-quotes a lot. I am going to eat only meats and veggies, and some cheese. I am not going to give up my full-of-artificial-sweetener daily morning iced coffee. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO! I am going to hit the gym often and hard. I am going to focus on weight lifting AND getting back up to running. It may be unrealistic to think I will be able to live up to my daydream of getting up early to go for a jog through Cozumel before the cruise ships have debarked and everyone is still sleeping, but I can CERTAINLY go for a jog/walk…. and maybe even mostly a jog!
Tricky areas and plan of attack:
I work 12-14 hour shifts on Monday and Tuesday every week. Then I work 8pm to 8am Thursday nights. I use my job as an excuse to eat McDonald’s because I fucking LOVE their plain cheeseburgers and fries. So good. Judge away… I don’t care. I realize that for most people McD’s is something they eat because they need to grab something and go. I actually LOOK FORWARD to Mondays and Tuesdays because I know I get to have McDonald’s if I get called out.
Night shifts are an issue as well. Sometimes I just get to sleep and they don’t disrupt life at all. Sometimes I am out all night and I never know what to eat or not eat. Part of me feels like I shouldn’t eat anything because I normally wouldn’t if I was sleeping, but the other part of me gets HAAAAANGRY!! And also when I get home and go to sleep, I have trouble sleeping long enough if I am hungry.
PLAN OF ATTACK:
- BREAKFAST- I will eat SOMETHING before I head out the door in the morning
- If I can go to McDonalds, I can ALSO go to the grocery store and grab things that aren’t McDonald’s. I can’t even think of a McDonald’s that isn’t within a mile of a grocery store.
- I will try to pack stuff. This one is kind of a pipe dream. I suck at this and because of the way my job is, it’s hard to even know what to pack. Sometimes I am on the road all day. Sometimes I am in hospitals. Sometimes I am home. Usually it’s a mix of all of them.
And…. as I type this…. I get paged….