My "ideal" body weight for my height is 125-164. I think that between 160 and 170 is a good goal. I'll start with 170 and cross any more bridges when I get there.
So Larry and I had a heart-to-heart. We are ready for a change. He thinks the alkaline diet is a good way to go. I am scared of that diet because it is so different than what I am used to. But I am willing to make changes. I just want them to be changes I can stick to for a lifetime.
We are going to start with breakfast. Breakfast will be different. That is the first baby step.
Well, it is a weekday, and I worked out this morning. (Yoga) I think that counts as exercise. It sure does feel good!
I am going to keep track of everything I eat. I think I am at that point. It is like the first step to budgeting--seeing how much you are REALLY spending in a month. I need to SEE what I am REALLY taking into my body each day. Time to get real on what is holding me back from being healthy.
Also, I am thinking about starting to say some positive affirmations about my body each day. I keep telling it how ugly and horrible it is (in my mind), and I need to let it know that it is wonderful. I think it is kind of like a good form of brainwashing. I've brainwashed myself to the fact that I have an imperfect body by telling it nasty things for as long as I can remember. Now I need to tell it, honestly, that I am glad I have it and that it is truly great. I can do that.
Here are some affirmations:
I have a wonderful, healthy, hard-working body that does everything I ask of it.
I am beautiful. (that one is hard to swallow, but I am brainwashing, i tell you!)
I have been blessed with this amazing body so I can bless the lives of others.
I will take extraordinary care of this fabulous body I have been given so I can accomplish all the things I need to every day.
Okay--I will repeat those a few times every day. I'll let you know how it works.