Sunday, May 4, 2008

Starting the un-blobbing process

This blog is designed to help me maintain focus and accountability as I attempt to stem the tide of the mid-life thickening. I am inspired by the upcoming pool season, beach vacation, and a need to have some feeling of control over just one aspect of my life while I busily try to keep my head above water! Thanks to S, I have an accountability partner in the process.

Here's what I wrote out for my initial goals, prompted by S, on Friday:

As of this minute, I am 150.0 lbs. Goal weight: 136.0.


  • Eat fruit each day - at least one piece, preferably two.
  • No eating after 9 pm; it's OK to go to bed hungry.
  • Eat smaller meals until just satisfied.
  • No alcoholic beverages during the week.
  • Drink more water, stay hydrated to avoid getting hungry.
  • Do 30 min of cardio 5x per week.
  • Add in some basic strength training.


  • Join and go to gym for the next month...should be easy now while kids are still in school. Transition over to swimming when pool opens.
  • Keep fruit accessible - apples, pears, grapes, watermelon.
  • Basic meals:
    • Breakfast - light yogurt with fruit or whole wheat english muffin with jam
    • Lunch - fruit with 1 oz asiago cheese
    • Dinner - small portions of family meal
    • Snacks - fruit and veggies or a few nuts.
  • Don't eat the kid's leftovers!
  • Keep a good book available so I'll read instead of eat at night; go to bed when tired rather than eat.
  • Be rested; get to bed by 11 pm.