Okay, folks - I'll be linking up with Becky at The Java Mama each Monday until March as a participant in the Biggest Loser. In typical procrastinator fashion, I'm already under the gun on this. One participant has already lost more than 8 lbs this 1st week. Me, well, I haven't even gotten on the scale, but I have a very good idea what the scale will show. I know it's a HUGE number that I just don't want to see right now.
I'm almost 47 years old, approximately 5'3", and have a large frame (according to my childhood doctor). The older I get, the more difficult it is for me to lose weight. I realize that I'll probably never weigh 100 pounds again, and that's not my goal. More than anything, I want to be healthy and I want to set a good example for my sons. So, I'll set realistic/achievable goals.
Although I have significantly more to lose, my initial goal is to lose 20 lbs. Baby steps, right? I have made some progress. Over the weekend, I threw out the remaining sweets, I pulled out my boot camp binder and dusted it off, and I stocked up today on Weight Watchers and Lean Cuisine frozen meals to take to work. Today, I started logging everything I've eaten so far, using a handy-dandy iPhone app. You know dieting would sure be easier if I liked veggies. But, BLECH!
Well, I know that's not much info, but I swear I'll get on the scale some time this week. For now, I'm trying to be more conscious of what's going in my mouth by logging everything I eat and drink and to MOVE MY BODY. I have to exercise. There's no question about this. Gone are the days I remember so fondly when I could just cut back for a day or two and lose 10 pounds. Ahh..... those were the days. Can someone help me dig through my husband's home improvement project staging area to get to my treadmill??
I hope you'll cheer me on, and go visit Becky and the other ladies linking up at The Java Mama and offer them your encouragement as well.