I have to lose some weight. I know, I know, we ALL say that. But seriously. It's gotten out of control. I fully realize that I am not obese or gross (even though I feel pretty dang gross right now), but I am chubby. What's more, I am not eating healthy things like I should. I have been very, very bad about watching my salt lately. My hands were swollen this morning and I was quite disappointed in myself because I know it's direct result of the Thai food I inhaled last night. My work friends and I have all been eating our feelings through a rough spot at work, but that spot is ending and we need to shape up.
Naturally, this means I am baking these cookies right now. Just because I need to stop eating junk doesn't mean those I love can't have a treat.
Dean had a great time doing swim lessons earlier this summer, so we're considering a family membership at the YMCA. I can use the gym, he can swim, everyone wins. Will it be fun getting up at 5:30 every other day to go work out? NO IT WILL NOT. Will I like not having a belly and cellulite? You betcha!
My main downfall is restaurant lunches. Not only do they damage my pocketbook, they are murder for my waistline. We all love the grilled cheese truck that comes near our office, but my blood pressure and cholesterol levels would prefer that I abstain from the melty goodness. I made up a big batch of quinoa salad this morning (black beans, sundried tomatoes, quinoa, onion, yellow bell pepper, Mexican spices) for my lunches this week, and I'll be making a "healthier" veggie pizza with a boring whole grain crust later today. (It's actually not that bad.)
So wish me luck, friends. I would love to lose 20 pounds, but I am not going to pressure myself. I just want to be healthy.