Monday, July 15, 2013
The last few weeks have found me feeling really bad about my weight. In February, I had made leaps and bounds in my behavior and I was seeing REAL results. It wasn't too noticeable to others, but I could tell I was losing weight and inches. I got down to my lowest weight since my wedding and I was SO proud of myself.
Well, since then, I have reincorporated many unhealthy habits into my life. Most importantly, I stopped exercising. Next, I started eating poorly. I wouldn't say I started eating total crap, but I started letting myself splurge every now and then. Namely, I've been drinking more alcohol and snack foods like chips.
Well, this weekend, we had a house guest for one night and he saw a picture of me and the husband slow dancing at my sister's wedding. He did a double take at the photo and then asked me who it was. I looked at him and smiled and he said, "Is that you?" I just said, yep, it's my sister's wedding and that's Skinny Me. I think he misunderstood because the conversation went on and I was saying how I'm going to get on top of it -- he says his wife says the same thing -- and then he asked me AGAIN who the woman in the photo was! Ugh.
Strangely, I didn't feel too bad. I don't know why, exactly. I'm hoping it's because I KNOW I can do something about this problem. I just have to make the time and put in the effort. So here goes. My sister's 6th wedding anniversary was this weekend so I haven't felt good about my body in that long (it was shortly after that that I began gaining weight). Today marks day one of me changing my life. Again.
Here are my steps:
1. Eat right: NO more junk food. In order to facilitate this, I'm going to the store tonight to get some healthy lunches but tomorrow night I'm going to make some soups to freeze, some frozen veggie and rice lunches, and some breakfast burritos to freeze and take to work.
2. No booze! Not even on the weekends.
3. Exercise: I'm going to walk every day after work and do what I'm calling my 4-week 100 challenge. I've got the routine but basically, it's 100 reps of 1 exercise each day, six days a week. Then I'll migrate into adding Jillian and hard core workouts every day.
I'm going to go find some stickers in different colors and each color will mean that I did a step. I'm going to put appropriate stickers on our calendar at home so I can be accountable to myself AND to my husband. Which reminds me that i need to ask him for his support which he's usually willing to give me.
The suit I'm wearing right now is so tight that it's uncomfortable and I'm afraid that if I gain any more weight, I could split the butt seam. Not good. So, fellow Sparkers, here I go. I'm back on the wagon.