|This doesn't fit. It's a size Large.
Over the last three months, I was just trying The Simple Diet. And it's not super do-able for me. I'd want real food by the time I got home. And I think my plant-based diet that I was doing in December was much cheaper. Yes, buying tons of spinach and romaine was cheaper. It was plant-based but not completely vegetarian. Basically light on meat: some chicken, boiled eggs (egggies I love you!), healthy nuts, and some fish. I psuedo-counted calories. Meaning anything veggie and healthy, I did not count, unless it was starchy. I was also following Beck Diet Solution. I'm also awful at taking before/after pictures.
Deep down I wonder if I would be more successful as a hoop teacher if I lost weight. I don't like thinking like that cause I know it's not true. But it's a deep fear.
What is my plan?
If nothing else happens, these three things must happen every day:
-Write down what I eat. No matter what.
-Be active at least 10 minutes a day, every day, no matter what.
-Rinse and repeat.
Detailed ideal plan:
-Eat mostly plant-based, using meals and shakes in emergencies.
-Hoop 30 minutes every day except for Sundays when I work. Ten minutes is acceptable in that case.
-If possible, hoop on lunch breaks.
-Fit in some strength training. On sparkpeople, I found a quick, basic strength workout. I'd say do it at least twice a week. Three is much awesome. I'd like to add a barre workout at least once a week. I'll put it in the yoga/pilates section of workout stuff.
-Do a yoga DVD once or twice a week.
-Beck Diet Solution
-Maybe do Betty Hoops DVDs.
-Walk the dog even if it's just around the block. Try to work on time. I should be able to walk him in 15 minutes. 0.94 mile shouldn't take me that long. Although I continue to blame the dog.
-The idea is to start small. The biggest key is to hoop every day and eat healthy.
I can't really tell you what I weigh this moment. I weighed but I've ate recently. Last time I weighed without food, it was 247.5. So still under 250. If I hit 243, I might treat myself to the waves class on hoopcity. That'd be my 10% goal.
PlayThink Movement Festival. I'd like to be 230 by that time. Even though doing the math, that calculates to 2.25 pounds a week. So that'd mean a whole lot more work that I really want to do. It seems doable to me though. Maybe 235? Basically it depends on what I weigh in today. I will be happy and proud if I could be at my 10% by PlayThink and 4-H. I also wouldn't mind actually fitting into that BodyHoops outfit that is in size Large.