Friday, October 02, 2009

This Is It

It's go time, people. Here's my weight loss plan:

1) Exercise everyday, with a goal of 30 min a day (I will be counting housework and errand running-especially those days when I spend 3 hours walking around Wal-Mart or the grocery store)
2) Eat three meals and two snacks a day
3) Stop eating at 10pm (unless it's fruit, I'm giving myself that)
4) Stop eating when I'm full
5) Fast food no more than 2x a week, with goal of 1x a week or less

That's all I've come up with so far, but I think that's a good start. I've successfully exercised 4 days in a row this week. Monday I did 15 min of step aerobics. It was a pitiful endeavor, but I kept moving. Tuesday I did 30 min of toning exercises. Wednesday was a 1/2 hour walk that made me cry I was so tired during it. And Thursday I spent an insane amount of time at Wal-Mart and the grocery store. This included parking farther away than usual, lugging 2 giant kitty litter containers and 3 gallons of bleach, and taking several trips to and from the car to get everything in the house. I totally think that counts, especially since I held my stomach in and kept my glutes tight the whole time.

My ultimate goal is to lose a pound a week for the next 53 weeks, so that by this time next year I'll be back in a size 14/16. That may sound huge to a lot of people, but I work at that size. And, even when I was exercising my ass off everyday (two hour workouts daily) I only got down to a size 12. I'm hoping this endeavor will be more manageable and still allow me to stop getting winded from taking a shower.

Well, there, it's all public now. Help me, you guys!


SoMuchSugar said...

DO NOT worry, don't be sad about your beautiful self. You can get to where you want to be by sticking to your plan. Once you get in the swing of it, you can even do a little more if you want. But walking & snacking light are the best ways to lost weight, and 30 min. a day exercising is perfect. You can do it!! And you know you are beautiful right now just as you are, just do what you can to feel good!

Kristen said...

I was where you are 2 years ago. The numbers are scary scary scary. Somewhere you never thought you would be. I have since lost 65lbs.

You can do it, but you have to change your life. A few things about your plan...
1. Exercise needs to be of the sort that gets your heart rate up and has you sweating for at least 30 min.

2. No eating after 10pm? That's really late to be eating. The nutritionist at my gym tells us to eat for what you'll be doing for the next 3-4 hours. Maybe you could back that up to about 6 or 7pm.

3. Fast food should be no more than 2x a year, unless you are always choosing the "healthy" option. When you are trying to lose weight, eating fast food is risky.

4. Take the money you spend on fast food and join Weight Watchers.

I think what changed for me, how I was able to make the change, was to realize that I was changing my whole life and the way I looked at food and exercise. I found an exercise routine that I not only don't hate, but I actually love. And I realized that once I cut down on certain foods (fried food mostly) that I felt different.

I have so much to say about this. I want you to know that YOU CAN DO THIS. You just have to commit and commit fully.

citygirl said...

Thanks for the support and advice, guys. By the way, my mom said something about not eating after 7pm to me, too. Unfortunately, I'd never eat dinner with HUBS if I did that. As it is I sometimes eat without him. He doesn't usually get home until around 9pm.

What's a girl to do?

Kristen said...

Eat on your own before that and have a small snack with him- fruit, 100 cal pack or something like that. Remember: eat for what you're going to be doing for the next 3-4 hrs.


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