Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-In

So I've been "trying to lose weight" for a couple of years now, and let's face it. I've not been trying that hard, and for every week I look at the scale and I've lost 2 lbs, there's a week that I gained 3.

I'm just happy that I haven't blown up to twice my size this past year! So I'm going to start weighing myself on Wednesdays and posting pics. Boring? Perhaps, but I'll try to find ways to make it interesting. My thought process is that if I don't do it, all of you will know that I'm not really trying, and I'll be embarrassed, and therefore I'll work harder. I also realize that might not be the healthiest motivator, but I'll use what I can.

I'll post about things like, when and how I worked out, new healthy recipes I'm using, and I'll probably confess to cake and alcohol on a regular basis. BUT, if I can reach my goals and be on target at my birthday? It's all worth it :)

I'm also considering taking pictures of everything I eat. Not necessarily to post (man, that would get annoying for you!) but as a way to mentally train myself to notice what I'm eating. I need to do better about thinking before I eat. And of course I have to start working out more than I do now. I'm sporadic at best.

These are pics from Easter. They'll be my "before" pics. My first goal is to lose 30 lbs by August 1, 2012. Then I'd like to lose another 30 by January 15, 2013. If I can do better than that or lose it faster, great, but I think this is probably the best and most reasonable goal for me right now.


Ryan said...

Girl, props to you for doing what it takes to motivate you! When I set out to lose ~100 pounds, I blasted it everywhere I could so that I would be held accountable. And it has DEFINITELY made a huge difference to know that people are rooting for me! I'm 54 pounds down, and it's not fun, but it's worth it. :)

Kristin said...

Good for you! I'm excited to see your progress. Have you thought about a gym/exercise program? It'll speed up the process for sure :)

Babes Mami said...

Hey pretty lady!