I'm an elementary school teacher from the Maritimes and my job is very busy but it is my passion. I live with my boyfriend who is wonderfully supportive and we have a sweet shepherd/collie mix puppy. I am a very positive, happy person but I have always struggled with my weight and how I feel about my appearance. I am so ready to change my lifestyle and do something that I can stick with. No more fad diets, yo-yoing and regret.
Here are some of the goals I am starting off with!
Long term goals
Lose 40-50 pounds
Change the way I treat food- food is fuel; not something to do because you are bored.
Realize how my body feels when I make healthier choices and learn to eat foods to have that feel good feeling and not eat foods for the quick satisfaction.
Short term goals (monthly)
Lose 1-2 pounds each week for the next 4 weeks
Have fruits and/or vegetables at each meal. This is one if my biggest struggles!
Continue drinking lots of water each day- this is something I am actually good at when I am in my routine of working. However, over Christmas break and other times when school is out I struggle with this.
I also need to work on tracking what I eat. When I have done this in the past it has been so helpful! I have downloaded My Fitness Pal and plan to use that to get myself started.
This is me just before Christmas. I plan to take a couple of good before pictures later today.