Apologies in advance for the blahness of this post- I’m tired and stressed out today.
If you read my List of 2007 you know I need to lose weight. I want to lose weight for health reasons mostly. I am at risk for a myriad of conditions and diseases. I don’t want to die young. I am 37 and have battled my weight for most of my life. I am not going to let the fat win! I am stronger than that! And to be honest- being hot would be pretty cool.
So here are the stats:
Yup, 266.5 lbs. Do you think my Nikon weighs 85 pounds? Me either. Ya ever say to yourself, “How the hell did that happen?” The day I gave birth I weighed 243. I have gained more than 20 pounds since. My BMI is 38.2 which puts me in the “holy crap do something about this pretty damn quick before you die” category. Seriously- grossly obese. Grossly.Obese. I never really think of myself this way.
I took this picture last night with the handy timer feature. I debated about putting it up, but I figure- we’re all friends here (and if you aren’t a friend, piss off).
Was a bit shocked at how I filled the whole doorway. (Sidenote: I was going to do my hair, throw on some makeup and wear something nice. I figured that would be all sorts of fake. This is me after a long day. Ain’t I cute?) Periodically I will post other pictures. I want to do them in the same clothes and in the same spot so I can see some progress.
Ok, I’m starting to get all boohoo. Moving on.
I joined the Discovery Health Body Challenge. They have some great tools: fitness plans & tracker, tips, meal plans that you can customize, free eight week membership at Bally’s and a chance to win a million bucks. I started a group there, Mama’s Friends. If you want to join the group email me (icecreammama at gmail dot com). I’ll send you an e-vite and we can encourage each other.
I’m also going to add another page to this site where I’ll post links to weight loss sites and other stuff I may come across. I also want to put links up to the other bloggers who are on the weight loss road. I know Angela is. Go check her first Wednesday Weigh-in post. She’s got some good stuff.
What are my goal? 100 pounds gone. Wow. Please stand by while Beth’s brain takes in the enormity of that figure! Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.
100 pounds gone
Excersize at least three times a week
Not beat myself up if I don’t see dramatic results, not quit if I have one bad day, not eat from emotion and reward myself with a whole new wardrobe when I reach 166 pounds.
Now the question is- how am I going to do this?