Today is the day! McFatty Monday is here, and as much as that sounds like a great new promo going on at McDonalds, it's actually a diet plan. One of the blogs I frequent often Heir to Blair has started McFatty Mondays as a way for us all to commiserate on how we feel about giving up the foods we love and sweating more than we care to. And since last Monday I ate Buffalo Chicken Dip for dinner, I decided it was time to make a change.
I've tried to lose weight before. Ok maybe try isn't the best word to use because that would imply some sort of effort was put forth, but you know what I mean...I've WANTED to lose weight before, is that better?? My biggest problem-I never finish what I start. I'd like to blame that on the fact that I'm an Aries, it is a key trait of ours, but in reality I just need to own it. I suck at follow thru. If you don't believe me ask my parents. Every week I was joining a new club/activity and then a few weeks later I was quitting it. Or ask my husband how many times I swear I have a great idea about what I want to do as a career, but do nothing. I don't know how or why I am like this and I don't know how to fix it.
You can see how this would all make weight loss a problem right? Because losing weight means commitment and sticking with a plan, and if our past dictates our future, well then I am screwed.
But things can change, and maybe posting my weight for the world to see- or the 10 of you that read this- may give me that extra push to actually follow thru this time.
One year ago today I was at an all time low. I had just had a miscarriage and was feeling completely unhappy with myself. Kevin and I had been trying to start a family for awhile and I felt defeated. I had always been unhappy with my weight, mostly because I felt like I kept getting bigger and bigger even though I wasn't really changing my eating habits. Eventually I would find this was due to a severe under active thyroid, but nonetheless I still had the weight to lose.
The good news: My thyroid medicine has leveled the playing field-to some extent.
The bad news: I still have the baby weight and a few pre-pregnancy pounds to shed
The Plan: Drop 15 lbs by April 10th-my 30th Birthday and another 5 lbs by April 27th...when we leave for Mexico.
Starting weight: 165
Goal Weight: 145
Reason: I'd love to say something meaningful like " To live a healthier lifestyle" but who am I kidding? I want to look semi decent in a bathing suit, fit into cute clothes again, be able to sit down with out looking like I just grew a tire around my waist, and walk in my high heels with a little less pain. (Big girl+tiny high heels=major foot pain!)
How I'm going to do it:
*No more than 1200 calories a day. ( I figured this out by using Caloriecount.about.com )
*Work out for 100 minutes a week ( either the treadmill or the workouts I've DVRed from Fit TV)
*Keep track of what I eat via food log at SparkPeople.com
Wish me luck and come back next Monday to check up on me. I'll post weekly updates on my progress.