I've had the title "How I Lost 100 Pounds, Starting Today" in my head for a few weeks now. I think it comes from the dream it, do it or believe it, achieve it school of thought.
This morning I decided to promote myself to the next grade by moving from thought to action. I took what is almost always the first step of getting serious about getting healthy: identify the Why. Why am I motivated to invest in improving my health? I took my brand new, fairy-godmother-given notebook and made my list. It's my list, not yours. I invite you to make a list of your very own.
When I was done making my list I gave myself 2 challenges for today:
1. Get on the scale. I know, I know: there are other healthful cues than a scale, but if my title is "How I Lost 100 Pounds, Starting Today," then I'd better know where I started so I know when I get there.
2. Drink 8 oz. of water during every top and bottom half of the hour. Not only will this make me healthier, it'll also give me a jump start on that 100 lbs.
So. Here we are. Only 100 pounds to go!