Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How I Lost 100 Pounds, Starting Today

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!

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