Maybe I should change the word update because my weight is still creeping up. This week up to 229.2 and I’ve had it! My highest weight ever was 232 and I’m almost there. My lackadaisical approach is getting me nowhere fast! This insanity has to stop and I am taking steps to do just that!
I have begun rereading a book by Darren Hardy called The Compound Effect. The entire gist of the book is that in order to make changes for a successful and healthy life you need to make small incremental changes that will compound over time into major positive changes for a better you.
This will make me journal daily, and I’ve decided to blog daily too as I change the small, often unintentional habits that are keeping me overweight and unhappy. One change at a time and I’ve decided the health and weight are first. I walked to the local CVS Pharmacy to pick up some small notebooks I can keep in my pocketbook to note everything I eat and drink and exercise. First in was my coffee and protein smoothie for breakfast and the .98 mile walk to the CVS. This will be a difficult challenge for me since I have tried this before and then forget a meal, then an entire day and then I find the notebook 3 months later and I have actually slid downhill and gained weight. The bright yellow notebook has been started and I set a one month goal of losing 10 pounds and tracking everything every day. Totally doable and trackable.
The Compound Effect also suggests I write in my journal, and by my choice in the blog, something I am proud of each day that deals with the habit I am trying to change and improve. So something I did exercise wise, or a healthy meal, or even something that made me smile. Not sure what I’ll choose each day, but I will post it each day. Not sure yet about the schedule though since that is also a habit I am working on! Also, putting everything out there for others to follow, and comment on, makes it more accountable for me.