So, you all know by now that I'm in the middle of a weight-loss plan (this message was brought to you by Captain Obvious). A few people have asked me what I'm doing, how I'm eating, if I'm following a plan, etc. Well, I'm following Weight Watchers (the old plan, because I hear that the new one makes everyone angry and full of rage), working out at the gym, running...you know, the usual. But, there is one BIG thing that I find is really helping me, and it's my little secret. But I'm going to share it with you, even though it makes me sound like a big, giant nerd. Here it is:
I make up challenges for myself, and give myself little goals along the way. Okay, that part in and of itself isn't nerdy. Lots of people go into a weight-loss or fitness plan with small goals in mind. "I want to lose 10 pounds by summer", or "I want to run a 5k". So what is so geeky about what I do?
I name my challenges.
And I don't include other people in them. I name them...just for me. Lame?
For the past six weeks, it's been my "Sizzling Summer Slimdown". And next up is "Thinner Thanksgiving". (I'm Canadian, so our Thanksgiving is in October). After that will be "Fat-Free Florida" (our vacation in November), and then "Ho-Ho-Hold the Pounds". I TOLD you I'm a geek!
So there you have it. My silly little secret.