Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Starting Over (Again) - Week 3

My last post was more than a year ago. Obviously, I didn't stay with it then, since I got up to 281.2 on 07.23.08. Unbelievably, my 44th birthday came and went again (funny how it keeps doing that). On Monday 11.03 (weighing in at 279), Heidi and I started working out 6x/week, and I started eating within my 1500 calorie range, logging my food each day. The first week went well - I lost 4.6lbs (274.4). I slacked off a little the second week (last week) - and gained 1.4 back. I didn't log my food for three days and went over range most of those three days, I would guess. Also, we only worked out 4 or 5x that week. However, yesterday is the start of a new (my 3rd) week. So, I'm back on board. My goal is to get down to 272 by the end of November! My weight as of yesterday is 275.8 - so I have a little less than 4lbs to go in 12 days. I can do it!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Day 1 - YIKES!!!

Well, this is it. I turned 43yo three days ago, and I weigh the most I've ever weighed. I have sleep apnea, my blood pressure is starting to creep up (136/94 last week!) and I've been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. On the flip side, my cholesterol is only 151 and I can still take control of this run-away train. Being overweight has gone on long enough. Rick and I are done, so I can eliminate that distraction. My priorities now are: my health and living the life I want to be happy, my son (who is not too far away from being grown), my job and getting my degree next December. How wonderful it would be to be at goal when I walk for my diploma!

I don't have it all figured out yet - and that's what's scaring me. For now, I'm committing to write down everything I eat, to walk 30mins 5x a week, and to stay away from fast food (the bad stuff) for the next 7 days. I'm going to shoot for staying around 1400-1500 calories. This means I'm going to have to make a list of the things I can eat when I want to grab something quick. That's always what gets me. I don't plan, and then, because I have nothing to eat, I end up grabbing something bad for me. Tomorrow, I will go to the grocery store to stock up.

Just for today, from this moment on, I'll make good choices - because I'm worth it!