Friday, October 9, 2009

Putting it all out there

I'm overweight. I have been as long as I can remember, but I've never weighed more than I do right now besides when I was pregnant. I think the fact that I've always been overweight made me not notice when I would gain more--sure, I felt fat in high school, but I would be thrilled to weigh now what I weighed then. After all, losing 40 pounds is a heck of a lot less daunting than losing 80. The fact is, I let it get away from me even though I think I've always thought that I could and would change. So why haven't I?

While I was pregnant and couldn't try to lose weight, I came up with a goal for myself. I turned 28 this summer, so the big three-oh is looming just around the corner and I want to be at my ideal weight by the time I reach that milestone. It's over a year and a half away, so it seems doable, but I have a LONG way to go. I need to lose 80 pounds to reach my ideal weight range, which sounds impossible! But I plan to take it 5 pounds at a time. A friend of mine who had a lot of success in weight loss recommended rewarding both small and large goals and that's what I plan to do!

I think putting this all in writing for the world (and by that I mean my 4 faithful blog readers) to see is my first step towards success. I think the reason I've generally failed to stay motivated is that I treat weight like money and politics--not pleasant or polite to talk about. But knowing that other people know that I'm trying will force me to get results so that I'll have something positive to report!

I've subscribed to Weight Watchers Online and it's my goal to log my food each day and stay within my daily points. Exercise is kind of tricky because now that I'm working and have Lucie, I don't have time for trips to the gym. But, I can walk with Lucie on days that it is nice enough to do so and I can do my workout DVDs in the comfort of my own home!

So here I go. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

Lefdawg said...

You can do it! Just get a plan of when you are going to work out, and stick to it. I did a ton of walking with Caius and it helped me loose almost 40 pounds. Perpetua, eh, that's another story.

Keep a positive attitude and think one day at a time of good choices. If you fall, pick yourself up and make it right!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a great plan. I know you can do it. -lydia

Anonymous said...

Nicole,

Thank you for posting. Your mom certainly needs to lose weight also. Sometimes it is not easy when you are just trying to do it alone.

I think it would be good if a few of us tried to do it together. We could be accountable to each other and encourage each other. Five pounds at a time....that is a good start.

And the best time to start is ....today!

Love, mom

Nicole said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Sarah, I was always impressed by your progress on Spark People. How is it going now? I don't look at Spark as much now that I'm using WW online.

Good idea, mom! Hopefully we can update each other on some POSITIVE progress!

Adrienne said...

You can do it!!!! :)

. said...

i suggest you do it 6 pounds at a time....it'll be a little extra special!! haha:) notify me at 66#s. either way, i know you can do it!

The Bookers said...

weight watchers is a great way to go...we did it for 4 months and were fairly successful. Good luck!

Patty said...

Good luck! Look, you have 8 faithful blog readers to keep you accountable. We're rooting for you. :)

Patty said...

Oh, my mistake. One commenter was you. So, 7. :)