I am THE QUEEN of weekly entries gone bad, right? Well, hopefully this time will be different. I am going to start something called WEIGHTY WEDNESDAY!
I’ve been unhappy with my weight for a number of years…probably 7 or more, but I’m the type of personality that doesn’t do anything about it. Never have. I didn’t have to worry about it for a long, long time and was blessed with fairly good genes for a teenage girl. Then I started having kids…and the weight just kept on coming – BECAUSE I never took charge over the weight gain.
I am hoping to change this. I am hoping that by ‘answering’ to someone other than family, it will give me the motivation to keep on going. I am hoping to lose 35 lbs. total. At first I thought I could accomplish that goal by December 20th. Then I realized how crazy that really is. So, I’ll go for dropping 10 – 15 lbs. by December 20th. After that we’ll set a new goal.
A lot of motivation to get this going now came from my Grandma’s death. She’d been overweight since I could remember. I remember when I was little she joined a Weight Watchers type thing called Tops. She lost quite a bit of weight then but she was still overweight at her passing.
Because she was overweight it caused quite a few of her health issues. She didn’t recover from surgeries as quickly and she wasn’t very active during her good periods. She also developed Diabetes from being overweight.
I don’t want to die an early death because I didn’t take care of my body the way I should’ve.
My biggest obstacles with this are going to be the fact that I love sweets and I tend to be an emotional eater. I wake up tired most mornings and there are days its hard to work-out.
This is how it’s going to work –
* Each week I will post 5 pictures….A last week photo from the side and front, a current week photo from the side and front and a picture of the scale, so you know I’m not fudging numbers.
* I will post about what exercises I did or didn’t do and for how long.
* I’ll let you know how I felt about what I ate during the week.
* I’ll then share my thoughts on what the current weeks weight is at.
* Finally I’ll post about obstacles/excuses that may have gotten in the way.
Now, I realize that today isn’t Wednesday (WHAT?!?!?!), but I wanted to get this started ASAP, so the first round won’t be a full week, but we’ll deal right?
Here’s week 1’s photos (right after working out in the morning….they are lovely pictures)….
Week 1 Starting Weight: 164lbs./167 lbs. (Okay, I kinda freaked this morning when I took this picture – the day before I only weighed 164 lbs. I then realized that yesterday I took the picture sans clothes, so when I did it today it was still 164 lbs. Therefore I will be posting both weights every day…)
Week 1 Exercises: Even though I knew I was going to start doing this (Even had Eric buy a scale for this purpose), I didn’t really do any form of exercise before today. Today I started strong with 20 minutes of Zumba and 25 minutes of Dance Central.
Week 1 Thoughts: I’ve been living in some kind of dream world where I don’t realize just how ‘big’ I am. I’ve slowly come to the realization that I’m not as small as I think I should be. Shopping for clothes is depressing and it’s rare I find something I think I look good in. Time to change that now!
Week 1 Obstacles/Excuses: I just didn’t want to take time to exercise. Nathaniel takes over the tv most mornings and there are times I just don’t want to fight him. He’s the meanest of kids when you take things like that away from him.
As for eating, I kind of ate what I wanted because I knew I’d have to change soon – and I’m scared to do so.