The Plan : In 100 weeks I will be 30 years old, so here is the goal: 180 pounds in 100 weeks, that is 1.8 pounds per week. I will weigh 145 pounds, feel amazing and look fabulous.
I will also be blogging daily to keep me accountable and motivated. 1200 - 1500 calories a day, high on the protein, low on the carbs.
Periodically I will start making lists of all the wonderful things I could do if I wasn't ridiculously overweight. Tonight I'll share of the things that I look forward to most.
The Motivation :
1) Take pictures with my children and family without immediately deleting them. You're not going to see a lot of before pictures seeing as they don't exist. The last full body of picture of myself is from the 6th grade. The year after this I hit 200 lbs and that was the end of me letting other people take my picture.
2) Go on the rides at the fair. I lived in a pretty remote area of Canada, I won't swear on a bible but I'm almost positive that I've only been on one ride in my entire life, The Mindbender roller coaster at West Edmonton Mall, it was a super tight squeeze fitting my butt in the seat. I have a huge butt, it doesn't bode well for roller coaster rides. So when we go to the fair I wait in line with my 8 year old and then watch her as she has time of her life from the ground.
3) Go swimming. I took 8 years worth of swimming lessons, I used to be able to swim like a dolphin and I love it. The last time I went swimming was about 10 years ago. I live 2 miles from a beach and yet I'm always sitting in the sand watching my daughter have all the fun. I don't need to be skinny to get in a swim suit, maybe in 60 lbs or so.
4) Try on cute clothes. I always swore that I would never buy elastic waist pants, 2 months ago I broke down and bought two pairs of the largest size, elastic pants that WalMart carries, before that I was squishing into the most forgiving pair of stretch denim I could find. After 6 months of being my only pants they finally gave way and a hole formed in the leg from my thighs rubbing together.
There are many others and maybe I'll post them as they come to me.
Today's Exercises :
Tonight I went on a two mile bike ride, I was ready to give up halfway through but that's the funny thing about going on a bike ride, once you get where you're going you still have to get back. My thighs are burning but it feels amazing, it feels like change. I've been walking 2-5 miles a day for the last 3 weeks, riding the bike took a lot less time, but a lot more energy. I couldn't even take it down a notch, short of walking my bike, I was trying to go as easy as possible but any way I sliced it the energy required to propel the bike was my upper limit.
This is my bicycle, I bought it 2 years when I was on a pretty good health kick. It was kind of an impulse buy. Has a huge seat but no gears. Very cute however.
It was getting dark when I took this so it's not a great picture. I'm sure you get the idea.
Week 3 : 15 lbs down, 165 lbs to go Current Weight : 310 lbs Start Weight : 325 lbs Goal Weight : 145 lbs