Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Weebles wobble, penguins waddle, but people, should walk. Have you ever seen a fat person walk, sometimes it looks more like tottering from one place to the next, and not only is it not a pretty sight...but it's pretty unhealthy too. I have had a lot of ups and downs with my weight loss, not to mention a lot of stops and starts. I feel as though I have tried it all to get the weight to come off, from diet pills, to exercise, to changing my eating habits...but the one thing I haven't really done yet, is hold myself accountable. Which is why I am starting my blogging again, I need to write down all of the things I am embarrassed for people to know about (like which crap food I ate in a moment of weakness, or if I have a big weight gain in a week). I hope that others may read it, and not only encourage me along the way, but call me out when I slack or don't give it my all. I am starting this blog out at a disappointing weight of 208.4lbs. My BMI is 38.8 and my assessment is "Obese", at 5'1" my goal is to be down to 115lbs, which means I still have 93.4lbs to go. I will write a new blog each week, with my new weigh in number, and I hope to break into ONEderland in no time. Wish me luck!
Friday, October 07, 2011
As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and at the time was given only 3 years to live...well, 10 years later I am still alive and kicking. Since breast cancer runs very high in my family, I have made it a point for years to always buy something pink in October with a portion of those proceeds going to breast cancer research...and this year is no different...sort of. This year, in addition to purchasing something pink, I have tied it all into my monthly weight loss...confused? Allow me to explain...For every pound I lose (as well as Kernen), we will be donating that amount (in dollars of course) to the Susan G. Koman foundation, so if we lose 30pounds together, we will send that that much money. Even though the start of the month has not gotten off on the right foot (no pun intended from the picture above-which I do own those sneakers), I intend to persevere and lose as much weight as I can, because if it weren't for this research, I might not be here today, just a little food for thought (better on the brain than on the hips). I encourage anyone and everyone to help the cause this month and do what you can. On a side note, October 23rd there is a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that I will be taking part of, and it is my first ever, so wish me luck.
Monday, October 03, 2011
ENOUGH with the excuses
ENOUGH with the junk food
ENOUGH with the laziness
ENOUGH with the lack of motivation
ENOUGH with the over eating
ENOUGH with the envy of skinny people
ENOUGH with the anger of feeling fat
ENOUGH with the frustration of not seeing the pounds come off fast enough
ENOUGH with blaming other people for not pushing me hard enough
ENOUGH with giving up when it gets too hard
ENOUGH with half assing it during workouts
ENOUGH with all the negativity
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and it's time to do something about it!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
I know this blog is a day late, but after the day I had yesterday I was too exhausted to write anything. As many of you know, yesterday marked the first Buckeye football game of the season ...and of course we were there. Luckily the game was at noon, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to hang around the tailgate and be tempted by alcohol (my confession, I did have a few...and knew when to stop) and all the delicious food they had cooking there. Of course with every upside...there comes a downside...with the game being in the middle of the day, it meant that the sun would be blazing down upon us. When we bought our tickets at the tailgate, we quickly learned that our seats were in C deck (and let me tell you, nothing can ever prepare you for the C deck climb). So when the clock strikes 11:30am, we start to make the half mile journey from the tailgate to the stadium, weaving through people, dodging scalpers, and ignoring those trying to sell us sunblock for $10 (yea, that really did happen ). It didn't take us long to reach the stadium, even getting through the gate was a breeze...but then we saw them...the stairs leading to C deck (insert dramatic music here ). I don't know why it is, but it seems like as soon as people get through the gate, they just stop moving, so after we pushed our way through those people, we meandered over to the stairs. I took a deep breath and said to myself..."self, if you can run for 30minutes straight, you can handle these stairs-at least somewhat better than you did last year..." So, off we go...first flight-not bad, second through sixth, still moving upward. Seventh flight, starting to pant, every flight after that (I lost count), I'm gripping the rail as if it were my only source of oxygen...but I kept moving, never slowing down, and finally...we were there C deck. We make our way over to the entryway and the usher (who needs to learn the difference between his left and his right) tell us where our seats are (yea, in backwards land)...so I climb up the remaining steps to row 22 and take my (new) seat. Over the loudspeaker you can hear them announcing the coin toss and we are just moments away from the kickoff to start the OSU football season! Only one thing could have made this moment better...a cloud, some shade, lower temps, hell even a little rain would have helped . The temperature was a blistering 92* , but with the sun beating down on us, it felt more like 102 or higher. I didn't even make it until the end of the first quarter before I started feeling sick...and had to go back down those 22 rows to cool off. Three wet t-shirts, and several bottles of water dumped on me, the game is over...OSU beats Akron 42 to 0! What a hell of a start! A great victory for them. BUT the story isn't over there....if you notice the title, it is victory, pluralized, I had a few of my own personal victories this week. My first victory came when I bought my wedding dress ...something I had no intention of doing until I lost some more weight. I went in looking for a t-shirt, and instead bought my dress for only $25...oh yea, I'm that good. With 45 weeks to go, I am hoping to look even better in my new dress...if you would like to see a picture of it, click this link (Kernen...I will know if you sneak a peek, so don't bother...love you ) www1.snapfish.com/mypoints/thumbnail
NAME=mypoints/ . My other victory happened this morning...since my blog is a day late, it coincided with my weigh in day, stepping foot on the scale this morning, I saw a lower number than last week, which means...since I started my weight loss journey I'm at my lowest weight so far! I am now weighing in at 196lbs, and I only have 82 lbs to go! . So there you have it...a blog of victories, some big, some small, but all worth something to someone.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
A week ago today I was at my future sister in law's wedding...a week from today I will be at the tailgate of the first Ohio State Buckeye's football game. These two events have more in common than just the day of the week they fall on, they are also high alcohol content activities. I know for some, that drinking at tailgates is a staple of the college football experience, and I tend to agree to point. However, if I want to continue to drop these dreaded pounds, I won't be partaking in this ritual. That's not to say that I won't be having fun, there are a ton of other things I can do to show my Buckeye Pride...things like cornhole and giant jenga or even plinko. And even if I can't get into the game itself, I can watch it from the tailgate on a big ass tv, and when you are cheering on the Bucks, and celebrating yet another touchdown (which we all know is going to happen multiple times), you don't have time to reach for a drink. Even though celebrating and drinking tend to go hand in hand, I have a much bigger celebration I am getting ready for in 46 weeks. So I will hold off on all these smaller celebrations, and when the time is right, I will raise my glass and toast to a number of things, maybe even my weight loss.
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