Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Beck Diet Solution: Day Two

I've decided that since my weight probably has an emotional component that I'm not realizing, it would be a good idea for me to follow The Beck Diet Solution which uses cognitive therapy to help people lose weight.  Day One asked me to write down the reasons I want to lose weight.  I have to look back on this list frequently to remember why I'm doing what I'm doing :)  Day Two asked that I choose two diet plans.  I will start with one of them and move into the other if the first one doesn't work out.

Diet Plan: Bob Greene's Best Life Diet

This diet is more of a lifestyle change than anything else which is why I selected it.  Oprah had no impact on my decision!  In phase one, I'll...
  • Weigh myself once and not again or at least four weeks.  
  • Eliminate alcohol and, in turn, drink lots of water, take a multivitamin, take two Omega 369 capsules daily, and also two calcium supplements daily.  
  • Eat a large breakfast daily with lots of nutrients.
  • Increase my activity level.  Since my current plan is to workout daily for 30 minutes, I'll need to increase my activity to level 5 once I start this program which is 360+ minutes of cardio per week or about two workouts daily.  I plan to do a hard one in the morning and a fun one in the evening such as a bike ride, yoga, or a dance class.  I'll also have to strength train every morning. It's important to me to reach level 5 because at some point, I'd love to be the type of person who exercises every day and then has active fun in the evenings. 
Diet Plan 2: You On A Diet

This diet is also more of a lifestyle.  I'm not good at doing restrictive diets so both ones I selected are lifestyle changes.  Hopefully I don't need this diet but if I do, I already own it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10 Reasons why I'm going to Lose Weight!

1. Reduce my risk of breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
2. Respect the body that God gave me.
3. Increase my confidence.
4. Be cheery!
5. Improve memory
6. Buy new clothes!
7. Not feel embarrassed eating or buying food.
8. Become a runner.
9. Be more active.
10. Help inspire others!