Thursday, December 4, 2008

December of Discipline, Gol-durnit!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

I had two Thanksgivings, one here at home on Wednesday night and another with my extended family in Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. This is NOT such a good idea if you're trying to lose weight. I gained five pounds. :-P

It's a shame Thanksgiving and Christmas come so close together (not to mention Halloween, though I'm not too big on sweets) because it puts the people trying to pursue fitness at a double-whammy disadvantage. No wonder New Year's diet resolutions are so popular. SO, I decided that on all the days this month that I'm not partying, I'm going to be observing as much discipline as I can. It would be great if I could start the New Year a little better off instead of worse off!

I started WeightWatchers flex program again, because I feel good on it, and I won't drink so much, and it encourages me to exercise (so I get to eat more).

I'm hoping to reach Goal 47 (drink <2 glasses of wine a day for one week) and Goal 96 (practice voice 5 times in one week), and work on 45 (lose weight), 56 (exercise 3 times a week), 57 (hand therapy), and 65 (make Christmas presents).

My Rules: I'm going to grade myself each day on how well I do. I will have to 1) stick to diet, 2) not drink too much, 3) exercise, and 4) hand therapy -- all four in order to get an A for the day. And obviously continue to whack away at what other goals I can manage.

We'll see, I guess, whether I've got the right stuff...


POD said...

Well, while you're into the discipline, you might buy yourself one of those sexy leather corsets and a whip or two. I wonder if ScottieDog will run away!?!

Don't forget to do something fun in between all that forced discipline. I'm into the WW too. It works for me.

Melissa said...

Wow what a good idea! I'm not sure he'd like the whip, but the outfit would no doubt go over big!!

fillegrenouille said...

I gained 5 pounds too... But this week it's been all yoga and no booze, and I feel fantastic! I'm wondering why I didn't think of it sooner!

You'll get results quick, and December's gonna be a good month. We'll compare notes when I come up to visit.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, lots of goals, good luck with all of em! And, um, if you follow POD's advice, can we see pictures???

Sbanfnyc said...

When were you going to tell me about the WW? I wouldn't have bought the case of Cheese Doodles had I known. Sorry, I guess I'll eat them myself.

You can skip the whip. I'm paper trained.