Friday, February 19, 2010
I'm new to this, can you tell? My page is mostly empty, my goals are lofty and I'm praying for continued motivation! I have never really put any effort into losing weight or getting healthy, but I am recently married (3 months today, actually) and due to my age I feel like if we want to have any children we need to get started as soon as we possibly can. But being a morbidly obese pregnant woman is such a bad idea, for me and the baby. So here I sit, Googling for free online diet help and finding this interesting - if a bit intimidating - website filled with tips and people achieving their goals daily, it's a nice thought that others are in a similar place and heading there at a nice steady pace, now I just need to get going myself!
But how to do this? How to begin? I think I'll weigh myself daily, keep a food diary (though not in an anal way with superfluous details, just what it was and, if I can find then, how many calories and fat it was), and I think I'll start moving. We have a gym in our building and I've checked to see if the machines can handle my weight (they can) and I have my old standby - Sweatin' to the Oldies, Richard Simmons gets a bad rap sometimes, but that tape really does get me moving and seems to work for me because it's a nice, low impact, "just get moving" kind of idea.
I know my husband (a naturally thin man who has to be forced to eat because he "never feels hungry") is going to be with me 100% helping to keep me motivated, he loves me as I am, but being healthy for a potential pregnancy is a big motivator. But I think I may need more than just my hubby to keep going...do I need someone barking at me for motivation a la the Biggest Loser trainers? I don't think so, in fact, knowing myself as well as I do, I think I would probably have my first ever fist fight if I tried to work with either one of them! LOL
No, I think I may be looking for a cyber-buddy, or perhaps down the road, someone from my general neighborhood to meet up with now and then and compare notes.
So with all of that said I put my toe into the water and I pray for the water to be warm, welcoming and somehow slimming. ;)