Posts Tagged ‘Weight Loss’

Welcome ICLWers!

I appreciate you stopping by! 

As you may have guessed by my title, this blog was created because I am getting too fat for my liking.

I am 33 years old and I feel like I weigh a ton.  Literally.  I am almost 200 pounds and though I really don’t think I look  quite that large, there are times when I feel that large.

How did they know?

 

Anyway, I have decided to take up running, but as usual, the Queen of Procrastination has reared her slow moving head and has taken over my will.  It took her a while, but she got there.  Well, that and I have been fighting a stint of depression and stress.  Yes, I know that exercise helps to alleviate depression and stress by releasing endorphins.  But that ain’t enough to get me going yet.  I am going to take this weekend and regroup – tackling the days one at a time so that I can have a fresh start on Monday. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not *not* going to do anything this weekend.  I fully intend on going for at least one brisk walk.  Possibly mixing it up some running, but I’m not going to go into working my ass off training mode until Monday, when I hope to have a better diet planned for the week.  Eating fast food every day is soooo not helping, and I know it!  (It can also be pretty scary as Poor Lucky Me has noted.)

I desperately need to go food shopping. 

I am pretty excited to get going on this Couch to 5K program, though.  I may not be the fastest at my first race, but I won’t be the last!  And that is just fine with me! 

So, that’s a bit about me and my blog.  Again, thank you for visiting!  I welcome all complaints constructive criticism, so please do not hesitate to give some.  I will hopefully see you here again soon!

HAPPY ICLW!!!

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Welcome to my Hell

This blog is officially going to begin tomorrow, January 1st, 2010.

I am starting it in the hopes that it will cause me to take some accountability for my goal of losing 20 pounds this year.  I will post my weight and measurements tomorrow (which I am in no way looking forward to), and probably update them once, maybe twice a month.

I also hope that, should I succeed, I will have helped someone else become inspired to begin their own journey into weight loss.

I’m not a ‘fat’ girl, but I’m definitely a lot bigger than I was 5 3 years ago, and I’m not comfortable with that.  This feeling of a general ‘ickiness’ in my skin causes me to miss out on a lot.  I live in Florida, and I think I’ve been to the beach maybe ten times in the past couple of years…  I feel self conscious in my clothes, and just blah.  Besides that, I have a flight of stairs in my house that I avoid using at all costs (unless I absolutely must) because when I get upstairs, I’m winded I feel like I’m having a heart attack!

So..  Here’s hoping that I can use 2010 to get off of my ever-expanding ass and DO something about it!

Goals for the year (Which I am sure will be edited a few times while I iron out the kinks here):

  1. Lose 20 pounds
  2. Complete a 5K  Walk/Run
  3. Complete a 5K Run
  4. Learn to eat better
  5. Lower my blood pressure (I know that should be higher on the list, but I am just putting them out as I think of them.)
  6. Become a healthier, happier ME!