Self Improvement

The fat stops here

In coming back from vacation, I had a million and one photos that I had to edit, upload and post for my family to see. I decided the easiest thing to do would be to upload them all and go back for edits later. However, uploading them all meant uploading even those that are unflattering. In looking at my own pictures, I realized that I am very out of shape and gaining heavily in the weight department. It has to end. Now.

Madison playing with Mommy and Daddy in the ocean

Case in point. The picture to the right.

That’s me on the beach.  I hardly recognize my 140-lbs frame. I’m not that girl. I usually tip the scales at about 120-125-lbs, not closing in on 140-lbs! While the Wii, my doctor and the Internets tell me I’m within a healthy BMI, that picture signals to me that I’m not healthy. And I’m certainly not happy.

Part of my weigh gain comes from something medical that I’m dealing with. No, I’m not pregnant and no, it’s not serious. It just can impact my weight. So I already have one strike against me. Secondly, I’m a sugar addict. No human should consume the amount of calories nor the amount of sugar that I take in every day. I have to do something about it.

My husband and I are going on a cruise in November and I want to be able to fit into my bathing suits and feel good about wearing shirts that don’t billow.

So the fat stops here.

I’ve joined SparkPeople and I’m attempting to keep my calorie count down, my sugar intake low and my exercise numbers up. We’ll see. So far in week one, I feel less tired, though I’m trying to figure out what to do with my mid-morning and mid-afternoon “I NEED A CANDY BAR OR A CAN OF COKE” craving. It’s just a habit I have to break.

As of yesterday, I weighed 138-lbs. I’m going to be accountable by making it all public. So here you go. That’s me. That’s my weigh. Welcome to my shape-up journey.

One thought on “The fat stops here

  1. You can do it! I’m trying to get in shape too so we can help each other in the will power department!

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