Here is my plan- honestly, it's not much of a plan. But, it's all I can do now.
1) I am going to stop eating fast food. Unless I have to. Yes, that sounds like a cop out, but hear me out. I have some blood sugar problems and sometimes I have to eat- and eat fast. I can't set myself up to fail (or pass out)- so sometimes I need to grab a hamburger or a coke. But I am going to stop the never ending drive through meals that I have been using as a major food group. When I do have to eat while out I am going to try to make better choices. No more fries. No more biggie sized anything. No more finishing my kids happy meal- after I eat my meal. A little more planning on my part and I should be able to totally cut these virtually empty calories out of my life.
2) Smaller portions. Of everything. We have been living our lives on super size for 4 years. Time to get off the merry go round. 3 solid, well thought out meals per day, plus 2 healthy snacks. Limit the fat, watch the calories, try to get more "real" food in the diet and limit the pre packaged or prepared foods.
3) Keep up with the biking. A few days a week I bike a course that's between 4 and 6 miles. I need to up that number and add some weight training. My mother (who lives only 1.6 miles away) has a great stationary bike (the kind with the computer etc...) and my Dad is buying a treadmill for the winter. They offered unlimited access to me too. Yea! Something to do when the snow is up to my nose.
4) I need to go through my closet and get rid of my fat clothes. If I don't have those to fall back on I think that will help.
That's it. We'll see how that works.