Friday, January 28, 2011

A Small Dose of Reality

I just scarfed down the largest burrito I've ever eaten in my life; frantically and alone at my desk. Afterwards, I went to the bathroom to make sure I didn't have any cilantro in my teeth and was appalled at my newfound, double chin. I'm a smart career girl who knows that these things don't develop overnight and won't go away with the pass of a magic wand. So, let's get serious and swallow a small dose of reality...because I can't quite commit to stomaching the big dose of reality I might need.

Here goes:
-I'm 5'8" tall and 160 pounds. Not 154 or 156.5 as I frequently tell myself, but a solid 160!
-I drink beer. I love beer! I have the belly to prove it.
-I have a gym membership and stretch the truth about how frequently I use it.
-I don't limit my food intake at all!

Now for the reality of my goal:
-I may not be able to be 130 pounds healthily, but let's give it a go.
-I will eliminate beer as I see fit, but for the meantime I don't plan to change my alcohol consumption.
-I will start February by attending the 2 gym classes a week I tell everyone I already go to. (Tuesday Pilates and Wednesday Yoga-Pilates Fusion)
-I will stop eating the meat that I currently consume haphazardly, which conflicts with everybody's notion that I am a vegetarian. I will also take care to consume less cheese fries, pizza, fried pickles, et al that currently pack my waistband without regard for the calories.

And let's just see where this takes me at the end of February. Hell, I have a whole year to loose 30 pounds, let's not jump the gun with too much enthusiasm.

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