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Major Overhaul

November 25th, 2008 at 02:45 pm

Time just seems to get away from me. I know what I need to do, but I just haven't done it. So, I am going to put a plan in writing and follow it no matter what. No more excuses!

In the plus column, I have quit caffeine and am sleeping longer and deeper. In the minus, I have not started exercising or addressing my weight.

Since I can't seem to self motivate, I am going to join a gym. I am not keen on the expense but they have yoga and I really want to take yoga. I can take 4 classes a week if I want for about $40 a month. They also offer other classes but my choices are limited because I'm overweight and out of shape. No high impact for me.

The diet is harder but necessary. I know what I need to do. Little by little I am cutting out foods I need to avoid, but I need portion control. I may have to join weight watcher to get motivated and started. I've been so out of control I may need an accountability partner or something like that in addition to Weight Watcher.

I grew up in a family where we were taught to suppress our emotions. I learned to stuff them (eating). Sometimes you just can't eat enough and the feelings can't be stuffed. I need to learn a new way. A healthful way. I don't want to stop the food and become a shopaholic like a friend of mine did. Or an alcoholic, or a drug user.

While I still have health insurance I might go to counseling. Overeating, lack of exercise, alcohol, drugs, gambling, ect all seem like a slow form of suicide to me. I left my ex so I could have a real life, one with peace and excitement, home and adventure. And, I am floundering badly. Maybe this is normal, or not, after a divorce. I definitely do not regret the divorce. But I am determined to suceed, so maybe that is the first step.

Considering my food expenses, home, work and restaurant, I will probably break even, even with a copay, weight watchers and a gym.

4 Responses to “Major Overhaul”

  1. Ms. Pearl Says:

    good luck with everything. You seem to have reached some clarity regarding your present situation. I did weight watchers and lost 30 pounds. However, I think I lost it way too quickly because within a year I gained it all back. I too am trying to lose weight and have slowly been cutting back on things. I think that is what you have to do...slow down, moderate. Don't do it all at once like I did! But I promise you, once you do lose weight you have so much confidence...I cannot wait to feel that way again! Good luck!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Best wishes! It can be done. It sounds like you are making good changes and slowly working them in. That is good!! Really! Do something each day towards your goal.

  3. Apprentice Fun-Frugalist Says:

    Good Luck... the counseling sounds like a great option... to get to the root cause and get your foundations in order.

    I wish you every success !!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    I hate gyms and the expense of them, but I was given a yoga dvd and a pilates dvd which I use quite a lot. You would probably be able to get them from the library. If you start a routine it gets easier and easier to stick to it, and you know that once you get it done, it's done.

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