I think we all agree that there are two rules for weight loss: eat less (or smarter) and move more. I get caught up in plans and points and ratios and rules for eating, then I break the eating rules, then I break them again, and then I give up. As much as I talk about successful weight loss coming from a lifestyle change and not from a diet, I sure do seem to get on the diet bandwagon. And then jump off it with abandon.
It doesn't have to be complicated. Eat better. Move more. That's it. As for eating better, Stephanie Small of 9weightloss.com quotes Jillian Micheals as saying "Don't eat anything that doesn't come out of the ground or have a mother." That's pretty simple. Harder said than done, but simple. I don't think I can go whole-hog on that one because I'm not going to dump dairy products or bread or tortillas. But I can work on eating healthier choices of them.
As for moving more, I think it can start as simply as parking farther away from your destination, or walking to the corner store instead of driving. Then there's my gym membership... no more setting outrageous goals like getting up at 5 a.m. every day to go work out before work because I usually last about one day with that plan. How about taking a short walk around the block before my morning shower if I get up too late to go to the gym?
Just some thought that are running around in my head. Have a fab day.