Friday, May 20, 2011

Here I GO!

I am officially trying to lose weight. I still can't decide what my goal weight should be. I'm thinking like 160. {I haven't weighed 160... like... ever I think}. I'm still not sure, but that would mean losing 40 lbs! {yes you math whizzes... go ahead}. Before I was married I was in the best shape of my life. I think I weighed something like 165-170 {ish}. Of course back then I rode my bike everywhere, and I did Jazzercise like crazy on top of that! I gained 40 lbs when I was pregnant with Addison, lost 40 lbs after her and while I was first pregnant with Brogan, then gained 10 lbs in the last 2 weeks of being pregnant with him. Since then I haven't really lost much weight. BUT, I am officially sick of feeling huge. I'm ready to get a body back that I can be proud of, and feel comfortable {and hot} in.

I absolutely HATE the word diet. I have a strong belief that all things are good in moderation. I also have a strong belief that a person shouldn't skip out on the good foods in life just because they want to be skinny. {If I want a cookie darn it, I'm going to eat a cookie!} (I just have to make sure that I only eat one cookie, and not the whole package of cookies!) So I haven't quite decided exactly how I want to change my eating {it can't be too hard, or else I'll never do it}, so I'm still debating on that for the moment. I have however, taken my first steps of action to get the ball rolling.
  1. stop drinking pop. -Yes... I drank pop like a mad woman. {I figure if it wasn't pop it'd be booze ;) } So far I haven't had any pop since Monday! {and it's killing me}. Today was officially the worst of the caffeine headaches! Hopefully they will go away and I won't feel the need to have a Wild Cherry Pepsi at the end of the day
  2. Jazzercise at least four times a week. This one will really be a challenge. So far I've gone twice this week {so I have to go tomorrow and Saturday}. I like to go to the evening classes but should go to the 5:30 am classes. {Sooner than later I'm going to have to figure out how exactly to get motivated to get myself out of bed that early!} {perhaps once the need for caffeine wears off, I'll have more energy right?}
  3. Make a chart! :) I am going to make a chart with a box for each pound I want to lose. When I lose the pound, I'm going to X it out. It will be good to be able to look forward to crossing off the weight, one pound at a time!
Okay- it's official. I've started my "weight loss journey" {as they always like to call it on the Biggest Loser} And just so you can help me stay honest and on the ball, my starting weight loss is 203 lbs. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. OH, JUNIEL....You Go GIRLY!!!! Love ya the way you are but WE can all be BETTER can't we! I am rooting for you all the way my friend! Good Luck on your "weight loss journey" :)