I am on a quest to pull myself together.
In six months I am going to be forty-five and I can not go into the back half of my forties in the condition I’m in.
To say I’ve let myself go in the weight department, would be putting it mildly. I am not happy, not one little bit. (If I had been dealing with little bits, I may not be where I am now.)
A few years ago I wrote about how I’m becoming a before, well I’m there. I’m a perfect example of a before picture in a weight loss commercial. I’ll spare you the bikini picture.
I am about sixty pounds heavier than I was in high school and college. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know I’m never going to see that number again (unless one of my kids gets on the scale in a few years) and I don’t want to.
What I need is to be at the weight I was before I got sick. According to my doctors, that would be the best scenario for my health.
Honestly, I have a closet full of clothes that don’t fit! I refuse to buy more clothes (I don’t have anymore room).
That boils down to me dropping about thirty(ish) pounds.
So here I am, I am challenging myself to lose as much as I can by my 45th birthday.
How am I going to do it?
I’ve done Weight Watchers and even made it to Goal and became a Lifetime member. The only problem now is, the only group I liked is no longer together.
There was this fantastic leader and she had the best group! The people in her meetings were not whiny and didn’t complain or give side eyed judgments. They were all incredibly supportive and I stayed with them until I reached Goal. Then she left Weight Watcher, no other groups were the same.
I tried 21 Day Fix and after the 21 days I gained weight. I don’t know how, I won’t tell you what I said when I got on the scale…I’ll let you still believe I’m a lady.
So I am going to simply track every single thing that goes into my mouth. I have an app on my phone and I really think about whether or not I want to eat something.
I was told by my doctor that I needed to lay off the carbs since my blood sugar was a tiny bit high. My challenge, having protein and vegetables available for snacking.
That is what I find the hardest, having things ready to eat so I don’t grab one of the kids’ snacks.
I told the “house cop” (Stella) my plan and boy can she call you out when you don’t do the right thing.
So that is what I’m going to do.
- Track everything I eat
- Limit carbs
- Have snacks ready to go
- Prepare as many meals in advance as I can
- Bring healthy snacks with me when I’m running errands
There we go…wish me luck!!