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Being accountable.

Friday, May 25, 2012

I did it...I changed my ticker. It's said 179 for quite some time and I have to be honest with myself. I've been avoiding the scale because I knew from my tight jeans and stress filled months spent binge eating that the number was not going to be something I wanted to see. And I was right. 199 pounds. I vowed to never get to 200 again, and while I'm close, at least I'm not there. I HAVE to get serious. My dress arrives in July and I have to fit in it!

I totally understand now why the pros say to order your wedding dress for the size you're in and not smaller. It's A LOT of pressure. My dress is going to arrive a size smaller from my weight when I tried it on (which was about 190) and I am heavier than that now. Scary!

I just finished reading Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules and am going to try to incorporate this rules the best I can. I have to get serious. And that means being accountable. I need to track every day, and BLOG every day. Because I know that I hold myself more accountable when I know people are reading!

I don't get on Spark too much anymore except to log in and post occasional statuses and blogs. I use myfitnesspal and blog on Facebook, so if anyone wants to find me on either, it's alilynne25 on myfitnesspal and Alison Matera on Facebook.

Wish me luck being dedicated. I'd REALLY like to hit 160 by October 1st, which means I need to lose about 2.2 pounds a week. I think this is feasible if I stick with it and be serious about my health and weight loss.

Anyway, I'm off for a workout! Hope everyone has a great day!

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    I totally understand! When I bought my dress I had big plans to lose weight before the wedding. Didn't happen. In fact I ended up a few pounds heavier. Ugh. I guess some people do lose weight when they are stressed but I am not one of them. Can't wait to see your dress!
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