Monday, June 1, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge

So, I have decided to join Heather at Fit 'N Fabulous for a weight loss challenge. For those of you who know me, I am sure you are thinking...."Here she goes again!" I really struggle with losing weight. I have been on a diet, or at least have thought about being on a diet, since I was 8 years old. I remember that visit to the doctor's office like it was yesterday... Dr. Lyle, orange sundress, white gown, the dreaded word- DIET, and many tears!! Since then it has been a never-ending battle. I have tried everything from counting calories to liquid diets to diet pills. Now, it's time to use common sense and make a permanent lifestyle change! I know what to do... I need to eat an apple instead of a Snickers. I need to walk on the treadmill instead of sleeping a little longer. I need to drink water instead of Pepsi. I need to forgive myself when I slip up and recommit to the plan instead of letting one poor choice lead to a day, a week and eventually a month of poor decisions. And the list goes on....

In hopes of keeping myself motivated I made a list of reasons why I wanted to lose weight:
- to wear my original wedding band again
- to wear the many items of clothing that are taking up space in my closet
- to shop at regular clothing stores, not just ones with plus-size clothing
- to set a good example for my DD
- overall health
- to have a healthy pregnancy sometime soon
- to feel better

After losing the weight (30 lbs is a reasonable goal to get started), I want to:
- get family pictures made
- buy a pair of cute PJs
- go dancing with Mickey
- go SHOPPING!!
- visit someplace tropical/beachy

Well, wish me luck! The challenge officially starts tomorrow. If you want to join, head on over to Heather's blog and give her your stats. Good luck!

7 comments:

Martha said...

Hi! I noticed you signed up for the challenge and I just had to stop by to say HI!! Pleased to meet you :)

I know exactly how you feel, I've been procrastinating getting a professional picture of the family because I don't want to stand out (all blimp-like)

You're not alone and we can do this together. I wish you SUCCESS on your weight loss journey!! <3

Dawn said...

Here we go!! We can sooo do this and be skinny and healthy and feel good-let's pray ourselves through :)

Christine said...

What an awesome post! I wish you the best of luck with this challenge and with your lifestyle change. I hope to get to know you better. :D

Autumn said...

I wish you all the best...weight is a hard subject for most women, and it really stinks! You're gonna do great!!

Daughter of the King said...

I can relate to just about everything you wrote about. Oh, the dreaded photos. Our kids deserve to have pictures of us with them, right?

We will do this!!

I will be praying for you (and everyone!) who is doing this challenge.

Best of everything to you!!

Dana

Lucrecia said...

You have such a healthy attitude, I know you will do great!

Rhonda said...

Hi,
I am coming over from the challenge! Nice to meet you!

I love your wants after the 30 lbs. are gone! I am so with you on the family pictures. My 5 year old looked at our family pic and asked where he was! OUCH! I took it down! That is horible of me...but I want to be smaller! I am putting this project as a goal!!! A family picture WILL be taken before he turns 6!! (Nov.) I will say I have taken more pics of myself this year! Improving!

My goal is to lose 30 by then too! We can do it!!!! One day at a time! You will do great!!

~Rhonda~