Monday, September 13, 2010

I can finally change it......

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Ok, it took me 22 weeks but I can finally change the tag on the sidebar to read "15 Pounds Lost". 

I was really hoping to be at my goal weight for Big K's  wedding in May but it was moved up to January 1, 2011.  Don't think it's going to happen.  What I am trying for is a total lose of 40 pounds by the wedding. 

I consider myself a professional dieter, I know all of the do's and don'ts (or at least I thought I did), I just don't practice what I preach. 

I found this website call SparkPeople, it's sort of like the weight watchers online program but its FREE.  I have been playing around with it and tracking nutrition and physical activity from time to time.  Just can't seem to get myself motavated enough.  After all, if I'm tracking what I eat I have two choice, neither of which I'm to fond of:

1.  I have to write down every thing I eat, or
2.  I can't eat it.

Now that makes a person start to think before you make that unplanned trip through McDonalds.  I'm admit, I'm weak I LOVE their french fries.  I'm not sure I want to think :p

My sis is doing her second round of "Biggest Loser" at work.  She came in 2nd place during the last round losing by a pound I think.  She is taking this serious and I am very proud of her.  Until....

she actually asked me if I wanted to join the challenge between her and me!  Now that means I have to get serious - I don't like losing to my little sis. 

I have to admit, it really is scary.  I think of all of the negative stuff right away and soon have myself convenced that I will never be able to eat the foods I love ever again.  Now we all know that's not true - but our minds can play such tricks on us. 

I've been working out and slowly taking some weight off but now I need to step it up.  I have been getting encouragemnt all over, I sure it's God telling me to get up off my fanny and take my health seriously. 

So, I am going to take this seriously.  I know I will fall and whine (please bear with me) but I will pick myself up and move on.  It won't be easy, not only is there the physical weight to take off but I also have a lot of mental clutter to over come as well.  I have to change how I think about food and exercise. 

Won't you join me on this journey to a healthier life?


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so very proud of the 15 pounds lost! That's a great accomplishment. The sister challenge is perfect. That will spur you on to not lose to your little sis. Go for it! (If you do cave in to the McDonald's fries, just eat the ones that are two inches or longer. If they aren't, then toss them! :)

Chibi said...

Congrats on the 15lbs - that's awesome! :)

I swore up and down that I wouldn't track (the whole concept of counting calories, weighing, and measuring everything tickled this little OCD part of my brain in a not-so-good way). However, I started using the Lose It app on my iPod to keep track (loosely) of what I'm eating (I still don't weigh/measure, but I'm always sure to over-estimate my portion size, just to be on the safe side), and I swear it's what has kept me losing consistently. Spark People will probably be very, very handy for you! :)