Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Weigh-In Wednesday


Thanks to my new buddy Kelly, I've joined this cool site called OSB. Isn't their widget cute? I was hoping that reading it daily would spur me to get off my fat duff and get back into weight loss mode. The sight is very encouraging and each time I log in, I get a lovely dose of hard-core reality when I see the exact amount I have left to lose, staring me right back in the face. (And for those of you who want to click over there and see my number, I'll save you the time. It's 85 lbs. I know, I'm stunned too.)
So, I've decided that cruising OSB's blog isn't good enough to keep me motivated. I need your help. And your constant nagging. Yes, this is your free license to berate and keep me on track because I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE. Obviously.
Yesterday began my quest to begin fulfilling a dream of mine. The dream is to someday run a marathon. For now, I'm trying to run a 5k by Thanksgiving. You have to start somewhere, right? And so, I began the Couch to 5K program. I did my first workout yesterday and will follow it up with my second one today. My goal is to workout Mon-Fri and take the weekends off.
I'm also re-starting the 100 Pushup Challenge program. That will resume today. I was doing really well with this, when I just totally abandoned it a few weeks back.
And I'm working on getting the food under control. That's going to be (and has always been) my biggest problem. I'm starting with trying to wean myself of the sweets that I consume "en mass".
So, I mark my official weight this morning. No, I'm not sharing it. Way too embarrassing. Hopefully, I'll have some good news to report next week when I weigh in again. Keep me accountable!

7 comments:

Angela said...

This looks awesome! I am so proud of you! When you come down in a few weeks we can take a good walk (hike, really) around the neighborhood. Great hills and places to walk.

And I'm off to check out the couch to 5k program now!

Oh, and you can blame me for falling off the pushups wagon. I fell off and took everyone else with me. I'll do better this time!

Love ya!

Kat said...

Good for you. Accountability is a great motivator. I went off the carb free thing over the weekend and had popcorn. And chinese. And a snickers. Or was it two? Or five? Anyway...getting myself back on track today too. Or at least as soon as I stop dreaming about Great American cookie company...

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Hey cutie - I'll hold you accountable if you'll hold me accountable. I've lost a lot of weight, but I need to loose more, and gotta get back at it!!!

Kelly said...

Hooray for you!!!! You are going hard core!! Just be careful you don't do to much at first and injure yourself!! Can't wait to follow you on your journey!!

Lula! said...

You kick my boo-tay and I'll kick yours. 'Cause I've been psycho since returning from Austin, which was precisely August 4. Eating very well, working out, not stressing about my weight...I've lost about 10 lbs. thus far, but it's getting old. Already. And I still have a minimum of 50 more to lose. Not easy. Certainly not fun. But I'm gonna do it. You are, too. And we will be so fabulous that People will put us on their cover. But I still won't receive my subscription in a timely manner...and that's a whole differnt post for another time...

GO, GO, GO! Can you tell I was a cheerleader? In the lean years, of course.

Michelle said...

Congrats, Angie! How did you feel after the first run? I SOOO need to get back into running -- I was up to 28 minutes, which was ONE WEEK away from doing 5k, and ... I bailed. I just got busy. But it's TOTALLY doable even though you think you're going to die during weeks 2 and 3. I promise it gets better after that.

And no comments on the pushups. I was getting there, but ummm I'm blaming Angela!

Shannon said...

Go, girl! And I'm with Lula... you keep after me and I'll keep after you. I signed up for OSB... but I have yet to do anything! I am such a slacker!!!!

 

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