I guess I woke up one morning tired of treating myself poorly and calling myself a "fat cow" and not doing anything about it. I'm determined that this is the year of change! This year I WILL lose the weight. I will no longer insult myself. I will do this to be a better and healthier me, and hopefully curve some of my health issues relating to obesity. I'm tired of the world looking past me, instead of at me. I want to look good and feel good about myself and I know that this is the second best thing I can do for myself and my health (the first best thing being to quit smoking, which I did! Smoke free as of July 2009!)
My primary goal is to get to 160! After that, maybe I'll reset my goals and keep going, but for now 160 is it!
I don't want this to be "just a diet" but an honest to goodness lifestyle change with more veggies and fruits involved and less cookies and cake!
I want to actually become more active. I've been a lethargic person my whole life and would love to be one of those people who gets outside rain or shine for a walk/jog/run!
I'm basing my new eating habits mostly on the South Beach Diet.
I'm also working out on my elliptical machine (at least 3 times a week), walking more whenever possible including going out for walks on the weekend, and using a few workout DVDs at home (Zumba, Yoga, Pilates).
I bought a stability ball, resistance bands, and hand weights, and have been playing around with those at least 2 times a week.
Hi, I'm Vicki from NC! I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and am trying to see if maybe I can curve the effects of it with a new lifestyle.
I'm doing this for many many reasons, from the serious health reasons (The LDL, HDL, Triglycerides trifecta), to the superficial "I just want to look damn good in a skirt"... yep.
"What kills you, doesn't make you stronger" DOH.
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| current weight: 215.5
Please go directly to the nearest mirror. Say "moo". Now honestly, do you REALLY look like a cow? Do you even SOUND like a cow?
QUIT with the negative self-talk! You are HERE because You DESERVE BETTER! You are WORTH MORE!
I don't care WHAT it is, but find SOMETHING about yourself that you like. Focus on that. LOVE it; really love it. I mean it. ACTIVELY LOVE that part of yourself. You wouldn't talk bad about it, now would you? And that part deserves your best efforts at healthy eating and healthy loving, right? So make up your mind to involve the rest of your body and mind to treat that part of yourself very, very well. Every day, tell that part of yourself that you love it, and will treat it well that day, and give it your best efforts to keep it healthy and well.
I mean it! I don't want to hear any more mooing out of you!
2492 days ago
DEFINITELY check out the book. I may go to Northlake or Birkdale and buy all 4 of her books. Her sarcasim reminds me of oh, yeah, ME! Her chapter titles are awesome, for, example, "I Wish I Could Quit You, Olive Garden." I hope you enjoy it!
2492 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day. Hubby didn't even realize he wasn't helping. oy...men! Also, looking at your page, it looks like you're new -- welcome to Spark People!
2497 days ago