Well, I have officially hit my all time heaviest weight. Heavier even than when I was 9 months pregnant with any of my 3 children. Ten years ago today I was at my all time lowest weight ever – see that pretty picture over on the right? Yep, my 10th anniversary is today and I’d love to get back to that weight before another anniversary comes along.
It’s not a surprise
I know exactly how I got here – no exercise, too much wine, too much fast food, and a love of carbs. For some reason I really don’t have much of a sweet tooth any more, so it’s not really a bag of Oreos or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s that I need to be watching like what got me my Freshman 15 in college. Nope, it’s the mashed potatoes, Taco Bell, and glass of wine at night that really need to stop. Granted they aren’t usually all eaten together – although I can’t say never.
I vowed to myself that I wouldn’t go through another summer embarrassed about what I looked like in a swimsuit, but summer caught up with me and my willpower is lagging far behind.
Time to turn that around!
I bought an elliptical at Goodwill last week and a treadmill at a garage sale last weekend. They are currently sitting in my garage gathering dust. Therefore, my biggest goal this week is to have them both in the house and to have used them once (at least).
Ultimately I tried to lose weight the past few months by not adding in exercise and only focusing on food choices, but that only lasted about 2 months before I got tired of being cautious and reverted back to my old ways. Therefore, my new plan includes some sort of exercise every day. It can be as small as a walk around the block, or as big as taking a Zumba class, but every day I have to do something with my default being to walk around the block if I haven’t managed to fit anything else in during the day.
I have also rented 3 videos from the library – a Living Room Yoga DVD, and two other cardio and strength DVD’s. There is no lack of opportunities to exercise it’s just getting my lazy butt (literally) in gear and do it!
I don’t really think I’ll make a lot of food choice changes, but do believe a few will take me a long way. Primarily, I can only eat fast food once a week and only have alcohol once a week. It’s summer so there are lots of backyard BBQ’s, family gatherings and neighborhood get togethers that I’ve allowed to push my wine consumption up. Time to reel it back in.
I’m pretty sure making these three changes, will go a long way.
- daily exercise
- fast food once a week
- wine once a week
Therefore, I intend to report what how I’ve done on each of the above weekly for the rest of the summer.
Weekly Tip: Getting bored with your exercise routine? Visit your local library and check out a couple of exercise DVD’s to shake things up a bit and get your reenergized.
Invitation: There are a group of women that have a private weight loss group on Facebook that helps with daily motivation and supporting each other. If you want to get into shape, lose weight, or have some other fitness goal – then please come join us! Empty Trunk Facebook Group