I'm on a new diet. It's very effective. Well, I don't eat anything at all and then when I feel like I'm going to faint, I ate a cube of cheese. I'm only one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
Anyone recognize that line? It's from The Devil Wears Prada. It's one of my favorite lines and it always cracks me up. As I was watching the movie the other day (a Christmas present from my brother-in-law), it made me laugh, but it also made me think about all of the things people (myself included) will try to lose weight. Recently, a few people have noticed that I am losing weight and have asked me what I'm doing. When I tell them that I am trying to eat less and exercise more, a couple have looked disappointed. Like they were hoping I had discovered a new magic pill that had let me lose weight.
I've thought about what I've been doing and I can honestly say that everything that I'm doing is something that I can keep doing long term. I'm not taking any pills. I'm not eating any special foods that have to be ordered and shipped to my house. I didn't have surgery. I'm not judging people that have done those things because each person's weight loss journey is personal and whatever you need to do in order to lose weight and get healthy is your choice.
As far as exercise, I am not doing anything fancy. Most days, I just walk. I haven't hired a personal trainer because I was hoping to be able to motivate myself. I want to exercise because I want to, not because I have an appointment with someone. Again, I am not knocking personal trainers, in fact, I may decide to use one at some point, but for now, I want to push myself towards my goals. I am hoping that by doing things that are easily repeatable, the weight loss will be sustainable. I don't want to do anything that I can't keep doing for the rest of my life. If I am trying to make a lasting change, then that is key.
I hope everyone is having a great start to 2010. As for me, I have to go. It's time for my walk. :)
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