6 pounds. Can I do it?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I know this is a bad time to be setting a goal, but you gotta start somewhere, right? I decided to try and lose 6 pounds by the 11th of January. That's 3 weeks from now. 6 pounds can't be that hard, right?

Yesterday I felt super out-of-shape. I took the stairs at work (going down) and felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest the entire ride home. I decided to go wedding dress shopping, finally, in January. I'm terrified. But maybe it will open my eyes and give me the kick in th ass that I need. At least it will show me if the image in my head is real or just a figment of my imagination. Who knows, maybe I will think I look stunning. (I doubt it, lol) I think it will turn out to be a positive experience. Whatever I end up losing will only make me look that much better. I may not be a size 8 on my wedding day, but a 12 will still look great. Even a 14.

Oh, yeah, get this. My fiance had his work Christmas party at a bar we used to go to a lot. This guy came up to me that I haven't seen in a while (older guy, super sweet) and puts his hand on my waist. He says, "You look great!" and follows it up with, "April?" I said, "April?" (thinking, my name is Michelle, not April....) well.....he meant am I DUE in April!!!!! Mind you, I'm holding a Miller lite! I just laughed it off, he said he felt so embarrassed, but I told him it was ok. The thing is, I thought I actually looked good. I had a new sweater dress on with some body shaping garments on underneath. I felt cute. I didn't really let the comment bother me, but I was definitely self-concious the rest of the night. I kept pulling my dress away from my tummy. I didn't let it ruin my night, but it was in the back of my mind. Oh well, what can you do.

So, I'm going to be as good as I can the next 3 weeks. This is the week of food deliveries at work and people bringing in various things like candy, cookies, cakes....it's hard to say no, but I have to do it. I can't ban myself entirely, but I'm not going to pig out. I have to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after, so that really sucks. But at least I won't be at someone's house all day where food will be available at all times. I have to admit, I'm not very optimistic about this. but I can't give up. I have to do something. Even if it's a little tiny something.
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  • DISP770
    Thank you everyone! I just joined the Emotional eaters page and learned that I should try to journal about my feelings when I feel like I want to eat something. Unfortunately I did it the other way around this first time, but it made me feel better. I'm really stressed out at work right now and feel like flipping out. I do not want to track my food, because as an emotional eater it makes me completely obsess over what I eat and I beat myself up if I overeat. So I think I'm just going to journal for right now and see how that goes.

    As usual, you guys are the best!!!

    PS....I took a short walk today on break! It felt great!
    2735 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/21/2010 5:17:11 PM
    emoticon ...Tracking all your food will make it all possible.
    2735 days ago
    I think this is the BEST time of year to make a goal of getting healthier! If you can succeed and achieve your goal through all the high sugar/high fat foods being shoved in your face from every direction, you can make it through ANYTHING! You absolutely can do it!!
    2735 days ago
  • DISNEY4537
    It is really hard to stay within the calorie limit during the holidays because everyone is tempting you with all types of foods. Six pounds in 3 weeks is 2 pounds a week which is completely doable. You have broken down your medium goal into three smaller goals emoticon Just stick to your guns and think "do I really need that" when temptation is knocking on your door. Plus, when you fight off temptation and win, it is way more rewarding. emoticon Way to go!! You are setting goals during a more challenging time of the year and you can do it!! You go girl!!! emoticon
    2735 days ago
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