Tuesday, January 1, 2013
day one! lets do this
Ok so today is day one of my journey to a healthier me. Last night was a busy night being New Years Eve. We stayed up way too late and got up late, so by the time I ate my first meal it was already lunch time. For lunch today I had a flatbread pizza. Very simple I just got out some flatbread (zero sugars), I used Trader Joes three cheese red pasta sauce (about 3 tablespoons), spread it out, covered it with cheese and put it in the oven at 350 for about 8 to 10 minutes until all the cheese was melted and yummy. I had it with a sparkling water and lemon. It was all very delicious. I think if I do this again, I may add a salad with lemon dressing for some extra fiber. Today on my to do list is to go to the store, I need pepperoni, eggs, jimmy dean sausage patties, pita pockets, and some whole wheat pasta. It will be interesting to see how Shane (my husband) does with the diet. He is thin and is one of those people who has trouble gaining weight (I can’t relate), but he really wants me to feel good about myself and knows me well enough to know that losing some weight will do the trick. I think it’s bigger than that though. I think all my belly fat is a symptom of so much more. I think the way that I have been eating has messed up my hormone levels, and that controls so much including our pleasure sensor. I’m not enjoying life. The extra weight makes it difficult to exercise; even going to the grocery store is hard because by the time I’m done, my feet and back hurt. It’s overall just a very uncomfortable way to live my life. I can’t wait to see some results and to embrace and enjoy this life that God has given me. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and a baby boy who is so beautiful and sweet, and I need to show them how much I love them by getting healthy and giving them the wife and mother they deserve to have.
I’m going to be reading some books about how to get my thinking in check. I have heard of a few books that talk about how powerful our minds are in our success. How we think can affect how we react, and when it comes to a diet I would say that one of my biggest challenges is my thinking. I have cheated in my mind long before I ever actually put that cookie in my mouth. This experience needs to address my body, my mind, and my spirit, in order for me to stick to it. It won’t be a quick fix; it needs to be something that six months from now I’m still doing.
I booked a vacation to Hawaii in September, that is obviously a ways away but I wanted to make it as far out as possible to give myself some time to reach some of my goals first. I don’t have a weight loss goal for Hawaii, but I would like some simple things to have happened, such as being able to walk around in shorts and not feel so self conscious I don’t want to leave the hotel room. Also with the heat in Hawaii it can be somewhat uncomfortable for a big girl and all her rolls. The reality is a little bit of chaffing can ruin a trip to the beach!!! So for the Hawaii trip I want to be to the point that I can dress in appropriate clothing and can move around comfortably with my family and keep up with my husband and son!!
Starting Weight 01*01*13 221 pounds per the wii
BMI is 40.77 per the wii
Per the internet for my height, a normal weight range would be from 101 to 136 pounds.
This is a goal of 221-136=85 lbs to be at a normal weight for my height.