Monday, February 05, 2007

A journey of a million miles begins with the first step

Scary stuff. I just weighed in at 231 lbs. Holy crapola, OMG, WTF, how did this happen, that's insane, what did I do? I'm not going to think about far I have to go on this journey. It's going to happen one step at a time. If I think about the fact that I need to lose 55lbs all at once, I will give up.

Deep breaths. Okay, freakout session is over. I can't do anything about the number, except work hard to bring it down. Lamenting is not going to do me any good now, is it?

So, 27lbs in 27 weeks. This is week one, day one. My goal is to lose 1lb at my weigh-in next Monday morning.

And here's the even bigger deal. Hubby and I are planning a weekend away in New York this September. If I'm able to lose 35 - 40lbs before then, he's going to gift me $1000 for the start of a new wardrobe. Yipee! That's a lot of motivation for sure.

I also have visions of wearing tank tops this summer without my bat-like arms flailing about. I'd also like to go back to work at the end of this year, without looking like I just gave birth to a baby. But mostly, I'd like to feel amazing about myself. Energetic, pretty, confident - and just amazing.

I'm going to come up with an exercise plan, so that I meet my goals. I'll be running my first 10K by the end of this summer, so I'll need to start training for that. I started running last year, and loved it! After I became pregnant, I had to stop (of course), and it would be awesome to resume again.

So, even though I've said it a million times - I'm really determined to do it this time. 1lb a week is reasonable, and there shouldn't be any excuses. With gusto, I'm off to make my meal plan for the day.:-)

7 comments:

Cowgirl Warrior said...

You had a baby, don't be so hard on yourself. You will do it and I'll join you on the challenge. I know what you mean by you feel it will happen, I do too!

jeannie* said...

Good for you! Sounds like a great plan. And 1000 bucks for new clothes SO doesnt hurt :)

Good luck!

jodi said...

i think your 27 in 27 is a great plan, i may have to do the same thing once these pins are out of my toes... i'm sure you'll be back to losing in no time, give yourself some credit - having a baby takes a toll on your body...

and i read your post about that 'surprise' party your in-laws gave you - i would so say something to them next time you speak... they should know so it doesn't happen again (or have your hubby talk to them)...

Christy said...

I could have written this post (as per many of your posts) - I was just reading a booklet on nursing moms and they said that 1 lb/week was healthly - anything more than that and you may be depriving your child of nutrients, so you are totally on track.

And yes, the $1000 is DEFINITE motivation!!!!

iportion said...

You can do this :-)

new clothes are a great motivation

Tiff said...

Saw Becky mention your blog so I figured I'd stop by... I just had a little one in July and still have some baby fat to lose but some fluff I was already walking around with... just be patient with yourself!!! And good luck!!!

Becky said...

I am so proud of you, girlie. You're fantastically fabulous and you will lose this weight in no time. It'll melt off you, I'm sure of it!
and a shopping spree, weeeee!!!!