Monday, September 3, 2012

Struggling with weight!


I have to keep this in my mind at all times!!!!!  I am someone who as a child, teenager or in my twenties never had to worry about my weight.  It was never an issue.  I was always a perfect size 4.  Then I aged into my thirties, met Mark and all of sudden I started going up in size.  At first I wasn't too concerned, as long as I stayed in the single digits of clothing I was ok.  Well...I moved to size 10 and that broke me.  I tried losing weight last year but whenever I started....something happened.  I think my first hurdle was Strep throat, that turned into bronchitis which lasted for over 3 weeks.  I got out of the routine, tried to start but then school got frustrating. Let's face it.  I have an excuse for why I don't diet.  One of the main reasons...I like food especially anything Fried or cooked in butter!!!!  I  told myself as long as I don't get to 140 life will be ok...I stayed around 138 for a long while.   Last Sunday, I stepped on the scale and I weighed in at 149.1.  Yep..0.09 before I reached 150!!!!!  I cried!  

I knew something was up because well..I can't fit into any of my pants.  That isn't true.  I have one pair of capris that fit without me having to squeeze my belly in or lay on the bed.   I have one pair of capris and one pair of jeans that if I lay on the bed, I can fit into them.  I do worry the button will pop off though.  

I am dieting again!  This time I found an app for my Ipad called Lose it.    I like it because I can also log into the website to list my food and exercise for that day.  The best thing...if you exercise, it lets you eat more food!!!!!  YUM!!!  I don't feel like I am starving.  I can honestly say that this week, I haven't eaten all of my calories.   My plan is too lose 1 lb a week.  As you can see from the picture above, that is alot!  So by May of 2013, I will hopefully be at my goal weight.  How will I know if I am there??  By one pair of jeans.  I have kept the pair of jeans that I wore on my first date with Mark.   I can't even get them up past my knees now...but once I can put them on and zip them with no problem.  I will reach my goal!!!

I am using my Biggest Loser Wii game for exercise.  I try to work out at least 4 days a week plus my weigh in day.  What happens this week when I was working out? I twisted my ankle...but I bought a brace and not letting it get me down!!!!  I am also climbing the stairs at work and parking farther away so I have to walk.  Another thing I am doing is trying to eat more whole foods, not pre-packaged meals.   I do love to eat out though...

I would love any tips or suggestions you may have on weight loss. What has helped you??? Any good recipes????  



6 comments:

Sandy said...

Good Luck to you on your weight loss endeavor. I know exactly what you're going through. But for me I have much more to lose.

Sandy in NJ

cucki said...

good luck dear on your weight loss.
hugs x

Shaunterria Owens said...

You can do it! I use the Biggest Loser, Wii Fit, and EA Active for the Wii for exercise (I get bored doing just one of those) and they work. Before I had my youngest son, I lost 16lbs following that program. Congratulations on deciding to do something to make your life better - you should be proud :)

--shaunterria
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Meari said...

I am right there with you, Vickie. Since I turned 40, I am having a difficult time losing weight. I just can't seem to get into an exercise routine and stick with it. Like you, I love food!

Crafts4others said...

I totally understand. Medical issues have added to my weight and make it hard to get back to where I was before. I have a few good recipes that are healthy but good. I will try to get them later for you. I have found walking helps, as it is at least some form of exercise, but it just doesn't feel like it. I am one of those people that despise exercising, lol, but I do like to go on my walks. Walk with a friend, spouse or even just some tunes to listen too. I gained quite a bit of weight once I got a desk job several years ago. Instead of calling the co-worker or email a question to them, I started walking over to their office. It gives you some more exercise and a little mini break too if you need one. Now being a college student I try to ensure I take several breaks when studying and walk around the house.

stitcheranon said...

HI I am new to your blog but had to have a peek. I have just lost 8 lbs in three weeks through slimming world. Seems to be working lol. Same as you, I was a stick until my 30s and then it just appeared. I need to lose another 14 lbs then I will be happy xx