I know it’s cliche for a New Year’s Resolution to be “lose weight,” and honestly it wasn’t even my intention to set such a resolution. In fact, my resolutions/goals for 2013 are:
- Eat and cook more seasonally
- Downsize my things
- Save up to build our own house
- Grow my home business to account for at least 1/2 of my total income
- Go on long walks at least 3-4 times a week
- Volunteer at the animal shelter
- Read more books
- Be warm, kind, and more considerate (go out of my way to do nice things for people, strangers included)
So how did I get into the “I need to lose weight” mindset? I had a job interview today, and the black slacks that were loose on me 4 months ago are now tight. Too tight for me to reasonable wear them to an interview too ( I opted for some gray slacks that fit, but were also more snug than I remember). The job looks promising, but part of the uniform is wearing black slacks. I don’t really want to buy new ones, which means my other option is to lose the weight I’ve put on.
I’ve never been one to count calories, but I love the Weight Watchers program. If you’re not familiar with Weight Watchers, it’s a weight-loss program that assigns point values to foods and gives you a total amount of points you should eat in one day. You still have to count and track points, but I find it way more fun than just counting calories. The new WW system looks at carbs, protein, fiber, and fat to calculate points, and raw fruits and veggies are now 0 points (my favorite part). It really encourages healthy eating, not just less eating.
I lost about 15 pounds over 3 months a few summers ago, and am pulling out all my old materials to start up again. I’m hoping I can stick with it (I have such a sweet tooth) and fit into those pants again soon!