Warning-this post is not about decorating, or crafting or using my glue gun at all. Unless of course I can figure out how to use my glue gun to lose weight…
Yep-this post is about me and my goal to lose weight.
I am fat!
There, I said it. I am a bit on the chubby side, ok a lot on the chubby side. This is not news to me. I just finally decided to accept it and do something about it. There is nothing better than telling a whole bunch of people that I am going to do something about my chubby self.
I know, I know, I have talked about losing my extra rolls on this blog before-but this time it’s different.
Why you ask? Well, I’m not really sure. Other than the fact that I am finally ready this time. I am finally ready to exercise 3x times a week and really put forth an effort to kick my diet coke habit. I’m finally ready to drink more water than one person should drink in one day and run up and down the stair 15 times because I have to pee. I am also totally going to count that running as activity points.
I am doing weight watchers. I have done weight watchers before. I have spent more money than I care to admit on ww online program before. Because I thought that I was “ready.” Well, apparently, just signing up and putting forth just a little bit of effort isn’t going to cut it. I have to actually want to do it. I have to actually want to really, really get rid of my muffin top. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s more of a “costco 3 layer red velvet cake with lots of cream cheese frosting” top. I surpassed a tiny old muffin a long time ago.
Why am I telling all of you this? Well-I figure since all of you are so supportive with my glue gun habit, you will be supportive with my diet coke kicking, water drinking, wanting to pass out exercising, eating more veggies than a rabbit NEW habit!
The only way to lose weight and fully embrace a new lifestyle is being able to laugh at yourself, hold yourself accountable and have people cheer you on.
So, every Thursday (my weigh in day) I am going to talk about my new lifestyle-aka-weight loss. I am going to post pics so you all can see what I’m doing and where I’m at. I would so love for some of you to join me. Or at least tell me to keep going and not drink the Diet Coke and eat the whole bag of Mint M&M’s. (I have 6 bags that I stashed)
I am going to be honest and share some things that are working for me. You so know that I am going to be honest. I just shared with all of you the fact that my muffin top has far surpassed a tiny muffin and grown into a red velvet cake top. Who tells people that? Anyway…
What’s working for me this week:
1. Water, water, water! I am not a big fan of water. I need it to taste like something. So, I fill my plastic pitcher than I picked up at the DI for a quarter, every morning with Fruit Punch flavored Crystal Light. My goal is to drink it all by 7pm. Why 7 pm? If I drink water much later than that-I am up all night running to the potty.
2. Veggies and fruits. All day long, every day. I went to costco and spent a butt load of cash on fresh veggies. My goal is to not let any of it go bad. So far so good. The pineapple spears that you can buy are so worth the $9.
3. Taking it one day at a time. I think that has been part of my problem in the past. I have looked at the entire amount that I want to lose (50lbs) and thought that there was no way that I am going to be able to do that. I like being fat…etc. Not this time around. ONE day at a time. I only look at my daily water intake, my daily exercise goal, my daily veggie intake.
A couple of my favorite things this week:
Go and LIKE the Studio 5- 10 pound challenge!
Yes-I do have a special place in my heart for Studio 5, but this will be fabulous! The health and fitness contributor is going to share daily tips and exercises. Sounds good to me. Plus-signing up for something, makes me a little bit more accountable.
I am loving this site! She is one fabulous cook and has one amazing site full of yummy recipes! Most of her websites have WW point values attached and awesome tips and ideas. Check it out-you will love her too!
Off to eat a salad and NOT drink a Diet Coke!