|LOL... my scale says the same thing.|
Now is the time of the year when I once again notice the bulge and the jiggle. I love summertime. I enjoy swimming and being outdoors. I am at my highest weight. 235 pounds. Ugh. I weighed 233 two years ago when I went to the hospital to have my fourth child. I even breastfed for 18 months but did not lose a damn pound. Sure, I love to eat and chocolate is my heroin but I am ready to lose the weight.
I used to be incredibly active. I played soccer. I went hiking. I got up every morning at 5 am to jog. Ha, I hate jogging now. My breasts hate it more than I do. I have tried Weight Watchers. The first time I lost 25 pounds then I found out I was pregnant with my third child. After she was born I lost 19 pounds doing Body For Life. Just a couple months ago I lost 11 pounds when I was vegan for 5 weeks. I know I can lose weight but I find it hard to stick with it.
Since it is summer again I start having the desire to lose the weight. Plus, I am reminded constantly that I am fat and not phat when we go places like amusement parks. It is much harder to fit into the rides when you look like you have two huge hams in your shorts. I figure maybe if I blog about it then it will force to me to keep up with my weight loss goals.
I am not going to do anything fancy. Here is what I am going to do:
- Be more active. Swim, walk, Wii fitness, hike, yoga for abs (I have the VHS tape)
- Eat smaller portions. I have a habit of eating everything in front of me. I am hoping this will make a difference.
- More water and less sweet tea or sodas. Since it is summer I need to be drinking more water anyways. I love me so sweet tea or an ice cold coke but I am going to cut back to one or the other just once a day.
I do not plan to lose a ton of weight right away. I know that it is healthier to lose at a slow and consistent pace. My goal is to lose 20 pounds by Labor Day Weekend. Will you help cheer me along? I need some really good cheerleaders. And if you have awesome suggestions or easy ( I hate to cook) recipes I would love to have them. I will keep you posted each week. Fridays I will weigh in. Successes and downfalls will be included. Join me on my summer to skinny!
Today I am 235 pounds. I wear an XXL or 18-20 in women's sizes. My bra size is 42DDD!