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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The start of something new...

In January, I began a new routine of working out every morning before work. As someone who's not a morning person, this was extremely difficult for me. It's gotten a bit easier, but I haven't noticed any weight change (in fact I went up a few pounds). I suppose that was to be expected, though, because I didn't really change the way I was eating.

News flash: Exercise alone will not make you lose weight! You have to alter your eating habits.

So my man and I have superficially started discussing over the last month what sort of changes we want to make, what sort of guidelines we might want, if we want to stick to one of the popular diets or create our own thing. We haven't made any real decisions yet; probably because both of us want to avoid having to change the way we eat.

But yesterday I decided to pull one trigger at least. I signed up for MyFitnessPal, which is free, as a way to keep track of everything I'm eating and my exercising. I've heard Weight Watchers is one of the best programs to lose weight, but I have no interest in paying that kind of money, no matter how much it works. 

So we're getting started down this better eating path. I'm sure I'll have good days and bad days, and good weeks and bad weeks.

I'm going to try making fish for the first time tonight, which is a big deal because I've never liked fish. I figure if I can make myself like fish, at least some kinds, it will give us more options for healthy meals. (And if I don't like it, we can always get some food at our board meeting tonight!)

Wish me luck and feel free to share your success stories below or any tips you might have!