As I mentioned last week, I've been working hard to try and lose a bit of weight. Here's a vague outline of my plan. In order to cut down on my caloric intake, for breakfast and lunch I have been eating 1 serving of cereal. I choose from cereals like Special K, corn flakes, kix, etc. I've been eating a banana with my meal in the mornings and during the day I also try and eat an orange or apple and some carrots or something. I didn't really want to remove all of the fat from my diet so I've been eating a small handful of sunflower seeds during the afternoons. Our dinners haven't changed too much - but I know that Alison has been trying hard to plan healthier meals (more soups, stews, etc). We went out for pizza (at Litza's, our favorite) on New Year's Day to celebrate, but another big part of this plan is to avoid eating out during the month of January (this is actually a budgeting goal, if someone else is paying we're all over it). It's good to eat at home, pack lunches and plan our meals a little better.
Another part of the plan is to exercise. Since about the beginning of fall semester I have been exercising almost daily. I'm following a plan that I read about here. It consists of 5 exercises that you do a certain number of, depending on what stage you are on. I spend about a week on each stage and I'm on the 12th stage right now. In addition to these exercises (which I try and do in the mornings) I stop by the gym after work or school and ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes or so. I'm not trying to go too crazy because more important to me than losing the weight quickly is formulating healthy habits that will pay dividends in the future.