Thursday, February 19, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering....

....about the weight loss ticker at the top of my blog....well, here's the scoop.

I recently took a picture of myself for a scrapbooking challenge on Tally. I did NOT like what I saw. I knew my clothes had been getting tighter, but I didn't really realize how bad it was until I saw that picture. Then, at my mom's house a few days later, I weighed myself.

And was completely shocked.

So, I know I've mentioned my largeness before, but now I intend to DO something about it! For 30 days, I'll follow the CEA-HOW food plan of NO sugar and NO starch. Not even beans, peas, corn, rice....NO starch AT ALL. Day 30 will be on St. Patrick's Day! After that, I'll add in the starchy vegetables, but continue NOT eating anything with flour or sugar. Seriously, people, I've been following this plan for 4 days now and I'm down 9 pounds and feel awesome. More energetic. Clear-headed. I think either the carbs, or the over-processing of "convenience" foods were really effin' up my system.

And since I strongly believe that no weight-loss journey can be completed without a little exercise, that's something else I've been doing every day. For 30 minutes. A brisk walk outside, following along with the insanely happy and fit aerobics instructors on my TV, or even doing sit-ups and leg lifts. Just MOVING. My goal is to get an exercise bike, since the 30-minute walk I took Tuesday morning gave me some monster blisters. Yeah, I'm outta shape. But I don't intend for it to stay that way for long.

Finally, I'm taking charge. And it feels GREAT!

This is my BEFORE picture....

I'd love to know if you're taking a similar journey, so we can encourage and support one another! Even just to share exercise or recipe ideas. Let me know, and have a happy Thursday! :)

11 comments:

Cami said...

A friend passed along this sale at Luxe ribbons and it looked like something you might be interested in.

https://www.shopatron.com/index/613.0.43029.0.0.0.0

so thought I would pass it along! Hope your having a FAB day!!

Debbie said...

Good for you! Last year I joined the gym and gained three pounds!!! Ugh. And it wasn't muscle! I've had a hard time making myself go my usual 3X per week since we went to Hawaii, but I've been walking and plan to get back on track.

Debbie said...

I just thought of something. I know you read the book list on my last post, but you may not remember, the last one on it is called Such a Pretty Fat. I think you would like it. Its very funny. It would be a good one to read while working to lose weight. Notice I said working and not trying. I know you will do it!

Laurajean said...

Way to go girl....I wish I could get my head in the right place to do something about my weight too....You know sometimes, I'm all ready-set-go and right now, I'm just not there...LOL ;) But good for you for doing this....I've never heard of this diet...I will have to check it out...NO bread, what is a girl to do, dang it ;)

Patti H said...

glad to hear you are motivated. I am too. We were lucky enought to purchase a home gym and and elipitcal machine but I had to stop for three weeks due to the dr. but I got the go ahead again today. I am going to keep my eye on you and you can kick me in the butt when I need it. Keep up the good work!!

Tami said...

keep with it, you will feel so much better.

Katamommy said...

Girlfriend! I had my first baby 4 months ago and all those burgers she wanted while in my oven stayed when she decided to come out. Noooooo! I'm right there with you! Congrats on what you've lost so far and keep at it!

Staci Compher said...

I'm so excited for you!!! never heard of the diet..but dang it sounds like it is working....hee,hee...love the before pic....can't wait to watch you shrink..

jaybean said...

Good for you girl! I am right there with you!

Becky said...

I will have to check out that website. We have been doing our own version of WW at work but I am just not losing. I am stuck and I still need about 30 lbs to go to really be where I will be comfortable again. I would love to do this journey with you. Email me or text anytime and we can support each other

allsmilesgirl said...

YAY for you!! I am in the same situation. Just got back form vacation, and I feel horrible about myself. Gross. Seeing all the fit people on the beach made me wanna do someting about it so that next time I will be a little less uncomfortable. UGH! I can't wait to read about your journey!

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