Monday, April 6, 2009

Shred day one

Wow.  It was super hard while I was doing it, but I'm not as sore as I thought I would be.  I've been sore--after my half marathon I couldn't walk.  But I can still walk now.  My arms are tired, my abs don't hurt at all.  So maybe I'm in decent shape already, and this will just tone me up.  I hope so!!  I'm ready for day two!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Week One

So, weight loss is a really funny thing.  I've been reading all the posts this morning, and wondering why it sometimes works that the girls who have been so strict in their diet and exercise are the ones who actually gain weight.  It seems sort of random and arbitrary sometimes.  All this to say, I wasn't exactly strict this week.  In fact, last night I went out with friends and had pizza and chocolate pie--not exactly what you eat the night before a weigh-in.  But the random, arbitrary god of weight-loss deemed that I should be a lucky one this week, and I lost three pounds. I'm sure most of it is water weight, because really, my weight fluctuates between 131 and 134 regularly.  So while it's a good thing, the three pound loss, it's not exactly a breakthrough.  That will come next week when I break into the 120's!!  

Also, those of you who wondered last week if I was a small person, yes I am.  I'm 5'2" and pretty petite in size.  That's why I can't really hold onto 134 as a decent weight.  And, this is not my regular blog.  I can't blog about weight loss on that, for that very reason.  I would have people saying, "But Erin, you don't need to loose weight!"  So if you're interested in reading more about me, check out my real-life blog.   

See you later!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day Two

Yesterday was a bust.  The book group met here, and so of course I had to have treats.  The veggies and dip were okay, but then the brownie cheesecakes weren't.  So here we go again.  The problem is, when faced with a brownie cheesecake, I always say, "Oh who cares!" and just go ahead.  And then, after I eat 4 or 5, I realize that I do care, and it's too late to take it back.  so today, here's my goal.  I'm allowed to have one brownie cheesecake after lunch.  I can stick to that, and I can be accountable for it.  Even if it's only to the internet.  
Tonight we are going out to dinner.  I'll be careful.  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day One

I'm doing pretty well today.  I've decided to go back to Weight Watchers Points, because that has worked for me in the past.  So I've had cereal and milk for breakfast, and then a great salad for lunch.  I love salads with all sorts of stuff in it!  Now we're heading into the afternoon, with all sorts of munchie attacks coming on.  Carrots and dip anyone?  

And yes, I am quite short.  I'm 5'2", which makes my high of 134 bordering on "overweight" using some methods of calculation.  Whatever, I'm just ready to lose the weight.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday weigh-in

That's it!  This year has been rotten!  I feel like I've been starving since January, and literally, have lost zero pounds.  A couple of weeks ago, I just gave up.  It seems like no matter what I do, following points, or tracking calories, spending hours on the treadmill, nothing works.  So I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and didn't care.  

But the truth is, I care.  I hate the way my body looks and feels right now.  I'm miserable only wearing my fat jeans, and feeling like I need to wear spanx to hide my jiggly belly when I go out in public.  

Back when I was in high school, running on the track team and weighing in at 105, I told myself I'd never get above 120.  That seemed like such a huge amount, and I set that goal knowing that I'd never get there!  Even if I ate cheesecake all day long!  Aahh, the dreams of youth.  Reality, and three babies have brought me to 134 today.  

So there's the big fat truth.  I need to lose 14 pounds to meet my 10 year old goal.  But for this challenge, my goal will be to lose 8 pounds.  That's a little over half of the total weight I need to lose, and I know I can do it.