I have a huge problem with staying motivated, accountable, and consistent. Maybe you could all yell at me or encourage me or whatever your methods are. I'm going to San Diego around (I can't stress that word enough) Labor Day 2010 and I want to be back to my happy weight of 120 by then. Right now I weigh....146.2, wow, more than I thought.....so yeah, over 26 pounds in 10 months. You're probably thinking "You're kidding me, right?!" But I know there are some of you out there who can completely empathize with me.
I know the best thing for my self-esteem is taking the weight off so I can fully enjoy myself while I'm in sunny SoCal. I would hate to look back on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and loathe myself for still being fat and not being able to confidently live in the moment and try new things. I want to be able to post pictures online without thinking to myself "well, any minute now I'm gonna get comments about the scenery instead of my outfit." I do love some healthy foods. I'd have boiled mixed veggies every night if I thought about it BEFORE I was already bloated with chex mix. Calorie-free flavored waters are my best friends. When I prepare coffee to my liking it's 17 calories a cup instead of the 300+ horror stories you're used to hearing about. I love fruit. Grilled chicken is actually my favorite food. Bran flakes are the world's best breakfast. So why do I slip back into eating complete #%@&!? I have no idea. None whatsoever.
Okay, enough talk. Time for some action. In my spare time I intend to work on my old cheerleading jumps, stretches, and minor tumbling. I've got a four-piece set of The Firm tapes and a vcr in the basement with my other equipment. I have fresh exercise clothes hanging on the back of my bedroom door. I need to just get into them and go.
Who's with me?!
Last edited on 15 November 2009 11:33 pm by AshIdiot
Apparently, no one. But that's cool. I wasn't really doing it either. But I'm rejuvenated. I've got 182 days until Labor Day (still don't know the exact date of the trip though). I weigh 148.6, and I've adjusted my goal weight to 125. Because I last weighed 120 when I was three entire inches shorter. And...uhh...seven years younger. 24 pounds to go, leaving me with 0.13 pounds per day to lose. But of course I'm not gonna weigh myself every day and freak out if I haven't met goal. Every two weeks I'll aim for 1.8 pounds. Slow and steady! Trying not to be psychotic, neurotic, insane this time.
lol its ok! :) there is A LOT on this site that most dont see, as its easy to get sucked into certain areas of interest. The current challenge is the Spring Fling and its running from march 1-april 30th, and the creator always creates a new challenge immed. following the last one...so you are always in a challenge more or less! :)
i think you would be a nice addition and you would be welcomed and feel more like you are being :heard: or :seen: per se'
i am part of a few, the six week challenge is for working out daily, the creator there makes a chart each week and we tell each other what we have done for cardio and U L AND C strength each day. There is also the weekend challenge, for those of us who struggle esp during the weekend times, and a few others that myself and about others frequent. It will help you alot to take a look around, you will see how many others are trying to accomplish similar goals to you! :)
Being in all of these different challenges has helped me take off 40pds and keep it off, +- about 5 pds....I honestly dont know if i could have done it without the support from my friends here at this site, esp on those above challenges! :)