I am chubby. :( It's a fact that I'd like to change. I'm always yo-yoing around in weight, and I've almost never been happy with my weight, even since I was in like middle school (I wish I could go back in time and strangle the 120-lb-me that thought she was oh so fat!) Anyway, it's gotten bad. I lost 15 lbs last year but I still have a long way to go to reaching a healthy weight! I created this blog to give me some motivation and accountability and I'd love for everyone to stick with me while I work to my goal of losing 50 pounds (well that's including some of the weight I already lost so let's say 40 pounds from now. :) )
The pounds I lost last year (star stickers make you feel so accomplished. seriously.)
I got the idea to make a weight-loss blog from my brother in law and lovely sister (I'm not sure if they are ready to stupidly set themselves up for embarrassment like me so I won't post links ;) ). My dear husband Lucas is an inspiration, he's already lost 50 lbs and gave me the advice that I have to make this my "job" if I want it to work this time. I'm going to make this my "job" and hopefully take it very seriously!
So right now I weigh 173 (am I crazy posting this online? Yes, and it's embarrassing but true. Still love me!)
I'd like to weigh 130-135.
How am I going to do this? Here are my rules, which may change as I find out what works for me:
1. Exercise 5 times per week. This means 30 minutes of some sort of cardio.
2. Eat only good carbs (aka no white or super starchy things) - oatmeal, whole wheat, fruit, etc.
3. Only eat natural sugars and in small amounts - fruit, honey, agave, etc.
4. Pack a lunch every day.
5. Be patient with myself. :)
So I've got my long-term goal set -- losing about 40 lbs. I think making little goals along the way will help me feel accomplished.
My first mini goal is: Weigh 165 by my birthday May 1st
Here's probably the most recent full-body-ish photo of me so we can hopefully have a little "before" for the after:
Anyhow, I am very excited about this and I think it will help me out a lot a lot. Here we go!
So lend me your advice and words of wisdom, my dears! This is really really rough for me so your help and encouragement is fantastic. xoxox