Confessions of a Yo-Yo Dieter

I’ve tried just about every diet you can think of – Atkins, the Fat Smash diet, and the Paleo diet to name a few. Despite my commitment to beating the battle of the bulge, I end up quitting because the diet I’m on is all about weight loss and not maintenance! To make matters worse, my work schedule leaves very little room for workouts and the stress alone in dealing with some (not all) of my coworkers is enough to make me rip open a bag of Doritos (I’m a stress eater).

Since I plan on trying for baby #1 this year, I have resolved to make important changes in my life to make sure that (1) I won’t get any fatter and (2) that I start making these healthier food choices now because I’m not getting any younger and my metabolism will not do me any favors the older I get.

My Plan

I plan on starting small. I tend to have more success when I avoid a lot of drastic changes all at once. Each week, I will work on changing some aspect of my diet until I’m left with nothing but healthy choices and maybe about 10% of yummy consumption. I will not count calories at all!!! This is unrealistic for me because it just takes too much time and really pours on the guilt if I’ve eaten something high in calories!

I plan on working out two days a week and will work my way up to four days. I also plan on attending a training session each of the days I’m in the gym.

I plan on posting pics and recipes I’ve tried here so be sure to stay tuned! Here goes nothing.

Week 1
 Goal #1 – Swap out bagel and cream cheese for healthier option

Monday – Steel cut oatmeal with apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon

Tuesday – Spinach and Herb omelet

Wednesday – Steel cut oatmeal with apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon

Thursday – Fruit and cheese

Friday – Breakfast burritos

Saturday – Honey Nut Cheerios w/ skim milk

Sunday – Buttermilk and Blueberry Pancakes

Goal #2 – Drink less of my calories

 All water for 7 days! No alcohol or other flavored beverages.

Goal #3 – Hit the gym 2 days this week (running and strength training)

 Wish me luck! 

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