After hearing about the new podcast Pat Dryburgh has started I was intrigued. Hundred Down is his journey to losing 100 pounds.
I’ve had this same battle with my weight for years and I’ll win some minor battles and then fall back into my bad habits. Upon finding Hundred Down this evening, I subscribed to the podcast and have listened to all four episodes in a row.
I was inspired to follow in his footsteps and use this as a motivation to take better control of my life and weight. After a number of false starts, I am going to dedicate myself to getting 10,000 steps every single day and tracking my progress with my Fitbit I’ve had for a year now.
I know what I am capable of and how I can get to where I need to be. I’m just not doing it.
I am going to start eating better. I am going to cut down on soda again. I was only drinking diet for the longest time but now have started drinking regular sodas. Mountain Dew White Out and Voltage have led me astray all too easily.
No more fatty sodas. Until I can cut caffeine out of my life, entirely, diet sodas only. And water, lots more water. I go through cycles where I’ll drink lots of water then get tired of it and stop drinking so much. Even if I mix in flavorings to it, or filter it through the Brita filter.
The recent addition of a Sodastream has been a boon to my water drinking. Not because of the soda I am making. I love seltzer water. So I’ve been making my own and drinking large bottles of that nearly every night.
I need to start eating better too. That’s another area I was doing very well at, then I fell off the wagon as well. I’ve been eating more sweets and snacking more. I’ve been eating more packaged foods and allowing the sleepiness and laziness to take over.
That is the biggest change I need to make. I am averaging 5 hours of sleep per night during the week. This is making me chronically overtired and I rely on caffeine to get me through the day.
I need to find a way to sleep more and sleep better. Going to sleep after 1am and waking up at 7am everyday is not sustainable.
I am hoping the changes in diet, exercise and food will let me live the life I want to live and make the changes I want to see in myself.
No one is going to do it for me. I need to do it for myself.
So here I go…