I know Tackle It Tuesday is supposed to be about housework. But I feel like I need to make an important change so I am going to blog about it, simply to try to keep myself honest. If I truly make it three months, I will be shocked, but I want to make a worthy attempt.
A little background:
Last year at my annual, I had mentioned several problems I was having. As a result and after many expensive tests, a diagnosis came down and I went on hormones. My life improved drastically, other than about a ten pound weight gain pretty much immediately.
Three weeks ago I went to fill my last month and found out that the hormone prescription ran out. I decided to see what a month without them would be like before getting back to the doctor, for many reasons. It has been an interesting experiment.
I am also trying to make the decision about finding a new doctor or sticking with the same. Either way, I will be facing many more expensive tests that I can't afford, which is one of the many reasons I have been putting it off. I also have gained quite a bit of weight this year, which another thing that I haven't wanted to face, but I know it is time to deal with it.
I am not a good eater. At one point I was a lifetime member at Weight Watchers, but that was before Noah was born and I can guarantee I will never see that weight again.
Nor am I a good exerciser. SO many excuse, but the truth is that I am just a bit too lazy to find the time...yup, I admit it.
But I need to start making some changes. After being up all night in misery from the cramps I am suffering, I know I need to make some changes, but haven't been sure where to start.
I have thought of one. All of you "good" people who are being conscious of diet and exercise out there may not see it as much, but I think it will be a good start for me. Here it is:
I am a habitual diet coke drinker...both with and without caffeine. I have been reading more and more studies that are suggesting that drinkers of diet sodas have a 41 percent higher chance of being overweight. I am not sure if it's true or not, but it is a scary finding nevertheless.
So my first baby step into a world of a healthier me is going to be to try to replace diet soda with water in my day.
I have also read somewhere that it takes 21 days to create a new habit of anything. Will I make it 21 days? I really can't say. I suffer from a serious lack of will power, so I am reaching out the blog world for my support. I have posted a ticker on the side to try to keep myself honest.
Wish me luck my friends. It's going to be a bumpy ride, but I have to believe that it will put on the road to changing other bad habits and eventually becoming a healthy person that I can be proud of when I look in the mirror, rather than ashamed.
Wish me luck!
Have a great Tuesday.