Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Detour - Weight loss

Remember when I said this blog wasn't going to be all about money? Well, the detours start now.

I weighed myself this weekend. And it wasn't good. My highest weight ever, in fact.

Clearly, a change needs to be made.

I've never been a skinny girl, and really, I don't want to be. If you check out the weight loss ticker I just added to the bottom of this blog, even when I hit my goal weight I will be overweight for my height. But, I will be happy, because that is a weight that I am comfortable at, and I know I can maintain, since I have in the past. It will put me in a size clothing I am comfortable with.

The weight loss plan is going to be phased in, with mini-goals and all that jazz.

Working out on a regular basis is step 1. I know I feel better when I do it, but sometimes I just don't do it. I'd like to say I am going to work out 5x a week right now, which will be my final goal, but I don't want to set myself up for failure right away. So, I'm going to go with 3x a week. I'd like to run twice a week, lift weights twice a week and do yoga three times a week. But at this point, I'll take any movement at all, as long as it's 3x a week.

Step 2 is walking more, including walking home from work more, at least 1x a week. This walking is in addition to my 3x a week workouts. I just got these fab new "tone your ass and calves" shoes from payless.com (don't worry, they were totally within my budget, unlike their more expensive Sketchers counterparts) and I think walking 2.9 miles should have some fitness benefit, right? Plus it saves me almost $2 when I do it.

Step 3 is tracking my calories with Sparkpeople.com. Ideally, I'd be doing this every day, but for now, 5x a week (letting myself be lax on the weekends) will do. I really eat quite well, in the sense that I don't eat fast food and love veggies and fruits. I just eat too much, plain and simple.

Losing weight is a long process for me. Last time I did it, it took me a year and a half to lose 25 lbs. I'm used to it, so I don't complain... much.

I'm not going to beat myself up too much about gaining all this weight, because this past year has probably been the hardest of my life, and well, shit happens.

But it is never too late to turn it around, of course.


  1. Catching up on my reading, but I will be following your journey! It took me a year to lose 30 pounds, but keeping it off has been just as much if not more difficult. Like you, I'm not skinny, but am at(or near) a weight I know I can maintain and where I feel comfortable.

    You go girl!

  2. Laura -- 30 lbs is so great! I agree that keeping it off is just as hard, if not harder, than losing it. I just cant believe I gained it all back.


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