Okay folks – here’s the deal:  I”ve been wondering what to do with this blog for awhile because it just wasn’t serving it’s intended purpose which is to help me lose weight.  It’s not the blog’s fault, it’s mine – instead of a place where I can track my progress, I’ve been using it as a place to write about anything and everything EXCEPT my progress.

Before you panic, Debby, rest assured that I am NOT leaving the blogging world!!

I am however getting back to basics.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how complicated I make things (things being weight loss) and what I have done in the past to lose weight.  Way back in the day when I was a teenager, if I gained a few pounds, I just instinctively knew to cut back on the food for a few days until I was back to 115 pounds – I stayed at this weight for a really long time.  I never really dieted, I just didn’t eat so much.  Then after I had my son, I lost all but 15 pounds of the baby weight. How did I do it? I knew I had to cut back on the food, so every day for lunch I had a salad and a sandwich. Every day. When I got down to 150 (my pre-preg weight was 135) I started my first official diet…and it all went to hell from there.

My weight today is 161. My goal weight is 145 (maybe 140…we’ll see). I’m going to trust myself to get to 145 without all the drama and confusion that I usually bring with dieting. So here’s my new plan:

Don’t eat too much food . Move around a lot more.

That’s it. That’s all. I know what to do (don’t we all?) and I’m going to quit playing games with myself and my weight.

I’m getting back to basics, and so is this blog.

I’m going to keep track of what I eat and how much I move and then I’m going to post the results the next day.  Simple, uncomplicated, stress-free. This blog can be a useful tool if I just let it. If I just use it for it’s intended purpose: to help me lose sixteen pounds.

As for my need to whine and bitch and just talk about all the goings-on in my life…stay tuned.  😉