Thursday, January 05, 2012
So it's the start of a new year and though I've lost 90 pounds I still have more to go. I've decided to start back on SP with tracking my food and exercise. Over the past year I've gotten out of tracking like I should and as a result I haven't lost as much weight as I could. I have lost weight, but not as much as possible. I've decided that this is the year I finally reach my goal. I've lost 90 pounds so far, but I've got 45 more to go.
I'm a goal setter and always have been and as it's the beginning of the year (and semester), I'm reassessing and restating my goals (most people would call these New Year's Resolutions).
So here they are:
1. Get to my goal weight and maintain.
2. Drink at least 8 ounces of water per day.
3. Exercise EVERY DAY (minimum of 10 minutes required).
4. Finish dissertation proposal.
5. Start on dissertation.
6. Find a job in Connecticut.
7. Pass the F.E.
8. Wake up by 7 every morning.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
As I was watching tv the other night, I saw an advert for a new show (on Bravo, I think) entitled "Big Sexy" about large models in NYC. I'm not talking about your plus-sized models who happen to wear a 6. I'm talking about larger ladies. Probably larger than I am (I would hazard they all wear clothes in the 20s but it's hard to tell because it's on tv).
I heard the advert before I saw it (I was in another room washing dishes when it came on). At first I thought, "Finally! A show about models who are regular-sized" (which I happen to think is anywhere between a 6 and a 14 or so. According to statistics, the "average" pants size of women these days is a 12-14). One of the women even said "Not all big girls WANT to be skinny". And I agree. I don't want to be skinny necessarily. I want to be healthy and have a healthy body composition.
So I was thinking about watching the show. Then, I actually SAW the advert. And the women are LARGE. Now, I can appreciate being happy with your body. But how are you being appreciative and respectful of your body if you don't try to be healthy? I'm not saying you have to eat only 1200 calories and exercise 3 hours a day. But at least watch what you eat and do moderate exercise.
Watching the advert immediately put me off of watching the show and now every time the advert comes on I want to instantly change the channel and honestly, it kind of grosses me out. I was once that big (actually, FAT) and I can't believe I thought it was okay. Watching it makes me sick with myself and the fact that I let myself get that fat (no, I don't mind calling myself fat. I was.).
Do you think I'm being too judgmental about the show? Do you think I should wait to watch it before drawing any conclusions?
Monday, August 29, 2011
I was leaving my office today to get a coffee before a meeting when I ran into the undergraduate coordinator for the Aerospace Engineering department. I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks so it was nice to see her. She asked about my husband (after all, she did deal with him for eight years!) and we discussed how he'd left New Orleans just to end up in Connecticut with hurricanes (irony of ironies!). In the conversation she called me skinny! :D
Now, I know I'm not as skinny as I could be, nor am I as skinny as I will be but it's nice for somebody who hasn't seen you in a while to notice! WooHoo!
And another friend of mine who sees me about twice a week noticed that I'm getting smaller. Actually, he (notice it's a he...) asked if I'd gotten taller. Of course not. I haven't grown in years! However I look taller because I'm losing inches (that's what he said when I told him I haven't grown taller...).
Also today I had to put on a pair of jeans I've never worn before because my current favorites are too large and I can't deny it anymore. :) It kind of makes me sad as I haven't nearly worn out the favorites but at the same time, I'm about to go on vacation this weekend and it gives me a reason to buy more jeans (as I only have 1 pair that fit now).
All this said, I weighed in today and I hadn't lost any weight. Now, I haven't gained but I haven't lost. I was a little bummed about it until two people noticed my efforts.
Lesson? It's not all about weight (I KNOW this but I tend to forget sometimes) and I NEED to start measuring again!
I know some people don't like it when others notice that they've lost weight, but I sure do! How about you? Does it bother you when people comment on your weight loss?
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