Yes, we're really good friends. I might even say I love Food. We hardly have disagreements and I hardly ever get upset. There have been a few moments when I even get this burning sensation in my heart (... and then that feeling creeps up into my throat.)
I think Food loves me too.
Because of this wonderful relationship I have with Food, I've been holding on to those extra... erm... few pounds since having Danica. At first I lost quite a bit, then it was a more steady weight loss that ended too soon (plus I think I've gained), and now I'm stuck at the same weight I have been at for months. Kind of frustrating.
Oh no, I can't just blame this on Food, though. I don't exercise.
So, I've decided to follow in the footsteps of my cousin Jaime, who said, "So I’ve decided my new job will be to get skinny. I have decided to approach it like a job. Something I have to do everyday. No ifs ands or buts."
Yep, I don't work anymore (besides being a mom/homemaker), so I'm making eating healthy and exercising my job.
I was hesitating whether or not I should blog about this... because that would mean I'd actually have to follow through! I've decided to keep my weight status on the side, showing my progress (or lack thereof). To help motivate me, because someone else might be watching and wanting me to reach my goal.
My goal. I've also decided to follow suit and try to reach my goal by my birthday. Which is in August by the way. I was originally going to make my goal small and reach for a 10 lb weight loss. But I thought that was kind of lame because I have until August. So I decided to try to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
The only thing is I'm not sure exactly how much I actually weigh.
Because I'm going to be posting my weight on the side, I figured I should clear some things up. Our scale is not working properly. When I was about 8 weeks pregnant I weighed myself on our scale. It read 105. I know our scale's off, I just don't know how much. (I'm guessing a lot) And now that our scale says 124, I don't think I even want to find out how off our scale is. But since that's what my scale says, that is the weight I'll be going by in the meter on the side. FYI.
So my goal is to lose 19 lbs by August 30th. (That's practically September!) I have never tried to lose weight before and I'm worried I'm going to fail miserably! I know I'd like to be happier with my self image though, (not to mention fit into my clothes properly) and I know in order to do this I need to eat healthy and exercise. I also know that I've got to make this fun for me in order to keep me motivated.
Any suggestions? Any good, easy recipes?
I might buy Just Dance for Wii or some other dance type workout video.