I used to have a number of challenges I have assigned to myself. Time to time I wrote about them, the last one can be found here.
Many of them I seemed to have integrated into my life, which is very pleasing. For example, taking the bus rather than the cab; shopping freeze on books (and others; for example I am on a shopping freeze for clothes now till March); limiting the food waste; getting up in the morning and smiling to myself :); increasing my RRSP contribution; smiling during the day for no reason; limiting the bagels with one per weekend day; breathing exercises and stretching; appliying sunscreen+moisturizer everyday and a night cream every night (since the new year).
One thing I could not do is to lose weight 🙂
You remember my healthy life – style journal where I recorded everything I have eaten every single day for some time. You know the story; I could not lose weight and happily (!) I ended the journal.
I have no intention to start that journal, but now that I have done major improvements in my life (e.g. budget, yoga/stretching classes, taking the bus etc.), the time has come to tackle this issue again.
Tomorrow, I wish to start eating better again. My aim is to lose 25 pounds in the next 4 months.
February: 10 pounds; dropping to 200 pounds from 210 (current weight).
March: 7 pounds; dropping to 192 pounds.
April: 5 pounds: dropping to 186 pounds.
May: 3 pounds; dropping to 185 pounds.
Maintenance of weight after that.
Can I do it?
I am capable of doing this with diligence and determination. Whether or not I will do it, on the other hand, is another story.
Wish me luck.