I have to lose weight. This has to be done this year. To that end, I purchased a recumbent bike last Wednesday. I've used it almost every day since my roomie put it together (thanks, ETC). My legs feel ... terrible. Sigh. Anyway, here's is my plan for losing weight in 2008.
A. Ride my recumbent bike at least once a day.
B. Eat more salads and low calorie meals.
C. Control portion size. Smaller, smaller, smaller.
D. Drink more water. Lots more.
E. Limit sweets of any sort. This will definitely help my diabetes.
F. Eat more veggies. Lots more.
G. Cook more and eat out less.
H. Get more sleep. Lack of sleep has been shown to increase weight gain as well as cause other health problems.
I. Understand that it will take at least a couple of years (or more) for me to lose this weight. It's not going to be easy to lose weight, but when I do, the rewards will be great.
J. Remember that I've not failed until I give up, and be kind to myself when I slip up.
And that's how I intend to lose weight in 2008. How are you going to do it?