I abhor New Year's resolutions-for myself that is because I have NEVER pursued them past January. No matter the resolution, not just weight loss/getting fit resolutions, and obviously being nicer and sweeter never took...
I think this is because there was really no impetus for me to change. Even before this diet, there was no fat doctor preaching in my ear while running out the door for a cigarette break-one of my favorite hypocritical things about doctors, let me tell you!
Anywho, I digress...you all know the reason(s) that I decided to get on the diet bandwagon for good this time. What will keep me on it, and help me finish my goals, not resolutions, is money.
See, I have already bought many clothing items in size 6. Yes, I am a 'cart before the horse' kind of girl. I like to think of it as 'ready for action' or 'uber-prepared'. Haha
Also, there are no more health issues that a doctor could even try to harp on me for, no co morbid conditions to worry about...that being said, I still want to drop because...
Well...Medifast is freaking expensive!! I love it, but damn!
I am supposed to be down to my goal at the end of February-this is the original goal of 161, not my modified goal of around 150 pounds...at that point I am supposed to go into maintenance phase for a year.
However, I can apparently use up to eight of those weeks for further weight loss. Since I haven't been 150 since I was in high school, I imagine it will take me those 8 weeks to creep my way down the scale, my fat stores screaming to be fed the whole time. Like a kid laying down and throwing a tantrum in the middle of the mall. Yes, I am very visual.
Anyway, at $45-75 per week for food, plus grocery food for my one real meal/day, you do the math. Eating healthy is expensive, especially fresh protein (fish, chicken, pork, lean red meat, etc.) But I guess impetus is impetus, no matter the form it takes. But seriously...
Dude I need to win the damn lottery already.