Monday, June 8, 2009

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is...

Hello everyone hope you had a great weekend!! So thanks to Prior Fat Girl I am starting the "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" Challenge. My goal by August 1st is to be down 10lbs and FINALLY start this process. From the comments on her blog it looks like most people started last week so I'll be about a week behind but I'm not too worried about that. If I don't meet my goal by August 1st I will be donating $50 to the Wisconsin Children's Hospital - Cancer Center and if I do meet my goal I will buy a new pair of jeans. I currently own none because I'm too afraid to face the music and see what size jeans I am now. I'm guessing I'm somewhere near the 18-20 mark. Yuck.

So last night I went grocery shopping and bought some veggies so I can start back on track eating healthy. I will be logging daily in my food journal again and drinking at least 3L of water a day. So far I'm at about 1 so I'm doing alright. I bought a green pepper, red pepper, onion, avacado and a bag of lettuce so I can start having salads for lunch. I also grilled up some chicken breasts to put in the salad. I bought this really cool salad "container" that has a bowl for your salad and then a top the has a dressing holder and little compartments for other food ( I put my morning snacks in there). In the lid part of it there is an ice pack to keep the salad cold until lunch time. I also bought these little mini containers and chopped up all the veggies I had and put them each in their own container. I knew this was important to do otherwise I would make the excuse every morning that I didn’t have time to cut up the veggies. Now I can just pour a little from each container on my salad with the lettuce and chicken and I'm good to go in about 2 minutes. It's also good for throwing in an omlette quick! I'll probably have an eggwhite omlette for dinner with an apple or piece of fruit. I think I'm headed in the right direction with food and I'm hoping to stay there.

I'm going to exercise tonight since I didn't this morning. I have the house to myself tonight and I have a lot to get done: laundry, cooking dinner, shower, research and exercise. Don't worry exercise is definitely it's on the list! I think I will do a circuit, probably arms or legs. It'll be the first circuit that I'll be throwing together so hopefully I do an alright job.

This weekend really put a lot of things into perspective for me. My family is going on a vacation at the end of June and I had to buy a swimming suit. Blah. I haven't bought a suit in probably 3 years and it was quite embarassing to say the least. I tried on suit after suit and nothing fit. I realized why nothing fit; I haven't really been looking at myself as being that overweight. I know I've gained weight but I still picture myself as 220lbs. I went to try on a XL swimsuit instead of heading straight for the plus size department. I've never shopped in the plus size department and quite frankly I don't ever want to but I know that if I stay doing what I'm doing that's exactly where I'll be. I'm not sure how I got away without doing so for this long but it won't last much longer if I keep this up. I made a promise to myself after I found a swimsuit that fit (size 18! Yikes) that I won't let myself get any worse. In terms of my weight, this is the tip of the iceburg. It's all downhill from here.


1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you'll make this work for you. Little steps at first, but it seems to be paying off.


    :-) :-).