Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am so ready!

I am PRAYING that I get my Medifast food either today or tomorrow. I REALLY want to get started on Saturday. I have never been so ready to go on a diet in my LIFE, lol! Tomorrow is my last day at work before being out for two weeks for Spring Break. Other than my 3-day trip to Chattanooga on 3/10 – 3/12, and my Praxis exams on 3/13, it is going to be two weeks of relaxation and focus on ME! I found out yesterday that I do NOT have to do the big student teacher interview that I was so stressed out about, which was good news! One less thing to stress out about! I have a midterm tonight that I feel confident about. And my oldest daughter is leaving for a school trip tomorrow morning for 5 days.

Lyn (from Escape From Obesity) is also doing Medifast – I think this is day 5 for her? She has yet to experience the “horrible” side effects of headaches and fatigue that can be associated with ketosis. So I am hopeful that maybe I can avoid it, too? It will be great that I don’t have to “do” anything during the first few days of the plan, so I can just lie around and chill out until it passes. I am really going to pray for some SUNSHINE so that I can get some non-food-related things done around the house while I am off from work. It will also be nice to start walking again around the neighborhood. I also decided on yesterday to buy a jump rope. I was in gym class with a student, and it happens to be the same class my daughter is in. I was watching her jump rope, and she was good! She can actually go for more than 60 seconds without messing up! I thought, I need to get a jump rope for home so we can BOTH jump ropes.

I have so many wheels turning in my head now that I know that weight loss is GOING to happen for me. And my daughter has also decided she is ready to commit, too. When I told her about going on Medifast, she actually asked me if we could “get serious” about her diet, too. She’s been fighting me on it, so I was so happy to hear her change her mind. We talked about eliminating sugar and junk food, drinking more water, and keeping a food journal to start. We are also going to be a fast-food-free household. My two younger children do NOT have a weight problem, but can also benefit from good eating habits NOW.

I figured out today that my daughter has about 30 – 40 lbs to lose. While she is away on her trip, I am going to clean out the pantry and refrigerator so there is NOTHING tempting in the house when she gets back. This will help both of us avoid temptation. I also plan on seriously incorporating physical activity with all my kids. They all got bikes for Christmas, so they are going to start RIDING THEM. We can also go on walks together, and play in the yard. All three of them are signed up for soccer, which will start in a few weeks. Can you see how excited that I am that we are ALL going to jump on the HEALTH and FITNESS wagon together? This can only mean great things for all of us!