Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coming Clean

I told my best friend all about my big plans this morning. My theory is that if I tell everyone I know what I'm doing, it will help keep me accountable. Of course she was supportive and interested and that just makes me even more excited to start! I also told my mum and she will be starting her own health plan around the same time so hopefully we can cheer each other on. 8 days to go...

I've almost got everything I need ready to go for October 1st. Check out this little baby I picked up yesterday. (I bought one for Husband too.) If you're wondering about those pesky BPA's that Nalgenes are notorious for, relax -- this is a BPA FREE Nalgene bottle, dishwasher safe, sturdy, odor resistant, and as far as I can tell, every bit exactly like the old version minus those estrogen-mimicking, hormone-altering chemicals.

Now just gotta get a new iPod shuffle. I have my heart set on a red one (to match my Nalgene of course).

A few people have asked me recently, "Why October 1st? Why not just start now?" The answer, my friends, is that I am a planner. I like to have all my ducks in a row before I commit to something, especially a complete life change like this will be. For me to be successful, I need to have my plan thought out, meals planned, kitchen stocked, equipment at the ready. More importantly, I need some time to mentally prepare for all this. That takes time.

I've decided to start a "How I'm Doing This" (not sure if that's exactly what I'll call it) column on the side of this blog. It's basically going to be the rules, tips and tricks that I discover along my way as I proceed with The Plan. I figure this will be a dynamic list and one that I hope will serve as a rough guideline for myself and anyone who's interested in what I'm doing and how I'm doing it.


Paula said...

I understand the need to plan. Making sure you have your "tools" so to speak. I am a new blogger and I want to add pages as you have on the side... can you recommend a site that will show me how? Take care

FatFitnessFood said...

I did the exact same thing. I set a date and started on that date. By the time it came around I couldn't wait to get started!

I am so rooting for you!