Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dieting on a budget

You know how most people think back to their youth and remember how they could eat whatever they want and still stay thin ... well unfortunately I never had that luxury. I always had to work hard at maintaining average weight bordering chubby (depending on your perspective). 
Not long after my wedding 2 years ago I had become so frustrated by the amount of time I was spending in the gym and the constant dieting, that I decided to just stop. I figured that my weight would not change all that much but I was very wrong. Currently I am the heaviest I have ever been and it effects every aspect of my life. 
So I have decided that it is about time that I do something about it. I will be changing my eating habits and stocking my fridge with healthier items however before doing that I will need to use what I currently have (including my beloved ice cream bars). 
I have tried Weight Watchers in the past with little success however I still have most of the materials and there are plenty of free point calculators accessible online so that is the method I am going to try to reach my goals with.
In terms of fitness, I won't be re-joining my gym mainly because I don't think I'd get much bang for my buck due to the amount of hours I work and commute. Instead I'll be using the Jillian Michaels DVDs that I already own. It may take me a few days to really get myself up that early but I will try!
My ultimate goal is to lose 75 lbs. which seems daunting at the moment so I will be focusing on 10 lb mini goals. At each 10 lb. loss I will reward myself with a new article of clothing and once I reach my final goal I will splurge on a full body massage.
Besides obvious health benefits, losing weight will save me some major money. I have an entire closet full of clothing that I like and would love to wear again but can't, so by fitting back into them I will save money that I'd need to spend on larger sizes. I most look forward to wearing some of my favorite jeans!