Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Resurection of Weight Loss Wednesday

I have been unkind to me. I have been eating whatever I felt like rather than what was good for me, and exercise has become my arch enemy. I don't have to be a genius at math to know its a fairly simple equation: Cheesy Italian Beef + Soda Galore (and not the diet version either) + No exercise= Weight gain.

And I was already in a position where I really couldn't afford to be gaining even a single pound. So, of course with the new year, and resolutions, yada yada yada, here comes Weight Loss Wednesday.

This time it's a little more serious. It's quickly approaching Critter's first birthday and instead of losing the baby weight I'm heavier than I was even 6 months ago. I know exactly what it takes to remove the weight, and until I get off my butt and do it, it's never going to happen. I'll be adding a few things to my blog to keep me a little more focused. I'll be adding a pounds lost/gained (please Lord no) tab to my side bar, as well as some sort of exercise tracker, I think.

It is also my intention to try to journal this time more of my thoughts and feelings as I struggle to take off what it is so easy to put on. I will share excerpts from my journey, which will more than likely be a long one. Any tips or tricks I find that work I will pass on.

There will be no whining. I got myself into this mess, and I will have to get myself out of it. No one else on earth can do it for me.

So, without further ado, here is the return of Weight Loss Wednesday. This past week hasn't quite been a full week. I weighed in on January 1st, but the exercise didn't begin until the 4th. So far this month I've ridden 18.1 miles on the stationary bike and done 2 half hour yoga workouts. While technically I can not 'restrict' calories until Valentines day, I can make healthier choices for now. By the time Valentine's day rolls around I will be calorie counting as well. And for the weigh in?

Drum Roll Please......

-3.6 pounds

Tune in next week for more on the continuing saga that is 'Chas loves Double Stuff Oreos a wee teeny bit too much'.

5 comments:

Traci said...

Yep, know what you mean. The wedding and stress have actually worked like a charm on my weight...I'm afraid to get on the scale because I think it will make me subconciously start eating....

I can just tell in my clothing plus the fact that I have to MAKE myself go eat and drink.....

Good luck and work hard...you can do it sparky!!!!

for a different kind of girl said...

YEAH FOR YOU!!!

I need to make some changes and soon, too. My back issues, which have now gravitated down to my right knee, have really impacted my workout efforts, but I seriously need to get back on the bike, train, path, whatever. I'll totally be checking in to cheery you along!

joel said...

Any interval workouts yet?

Jafael said...

Sounds like an awesome first week! Woo Hoo!!

Bee said...

I wish you luck! I am so pissed at myself too. I normally behave during Christmas but this year? Nothing but fast food. :o(