Aug 9, 2012

Inspire Me: Healthy (no more excuses!!)

Thanks to two fabulous bloggers, aka Kristin and Raven I am finally encouraged and am determined to lose the weight that I've put on over the last couple of years. I'm done with the excuses and I'm done with not liking how I feel. Yes, some people may be saying, you look great - you don't need to lose weight! Umm, thanks for the compliment but I used to be 30 pounds lighter and I need to get healthier. Stat.
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I few years ago after my health scare I weighed at about 125. If you do the math and 30 pounds later you'll know exactly what I weigh now. No, I'm not extremely overweight, but I am overweight for my height (in my opinion), which is about 5'5". I feel better and healthier at 125 as opposed to where I am now.

How is Inspire Me: Healthy going to help me lose the weight? My goal is to be completely transparent with you so that you can help me stay accountable. No, this isn't going to be a *MUST GET SKINNY* blog every single week. It's going to be *MUST GET HEALTHY* every single week because it is what my body deserves. It is what I deserve!!
I admit I've let myself go. I've given myself excuse after excuse. If only you could hear my thoughts! Here's a glimpse of what I "feed" my brain:

  • "I'll start tomorrow"
  • "It's just one package of chocolate covered gummy bears. I'll only gain one pound, which isn't bad, right?"
  • "I want chocolate. I deserve chocolate!"
  • "Who cares?! I work at home and not that many people see me!"
  • "BK will still love me." {which is true but no excuse}
  • "I'll lose the weight in one week. Promise."
  • "Tomorrow I'll go to the gym."
  • "I have this HUGE writer's deadline and I have to stay up late. This food will help me get through it!"
  • "This movie will be so much better while eating tasty food. Good food + good movie = ultimate relaxation!"
The lies I feed myself go on and on. This is just a glimpse of what you might hear in my mind. Unfortunately losing weight has never been my strong suit. I've only lost weight through health issues, breakups, and stressful times. I've never lost weight the healthy way. So this is a new learning experience for me, to say the least.

No, I've never used diet pills and I've never used prescription pills. Also, you probably should know that I have had some issues against me, such as an under-active thyroid, lactose intolerance, and other medicine that I've been on that makes me gain weight. However, I'm at a place where I'm not taking very much medicine and I've gotten my under-active thyroid under control (hopefully) so this should not hinder my losing weight results.

What are some motivating forces for me to lose the weight?

  • I want to get married before I'm 30. I'm going to be 28 soon (next month!) and that means I have about a year to lose the weight! P.S., in case you were curious, BK said he would marry me before I turn 30. No pressure BK! 
  • Some of my relatives suffer from diabetes and back issues. I also have issues with the tendon in my leg. Losing the weight will keep me healthy and will also help prevent issues like this from forming down the road.
  • I want to feel better about myself physically, emotionally, and I want to get fit!
  • Now is the time because I don't want to have kids (or get married) without being at a healthy weight!
My Losing Weight Goals:
  • Work out 5-6 times a week 30-45 minutes a day (I've been really good about this, it's the diet that I struggle with).
  • Cut back on snacking (HUGE issue for me that I must get under control)
  • Eat healthier foods (I drink a lot of smoothies and chicken but I need more veggies and water!!)
  • Work on self control and self discipline (this is what it comes down to!!)
  • Lose 30 pounds in 8 months. That's 1 pound per week, which is a healthy way to lose weight.
Goal Weight: 125 - 130
Is that transparent enough? Don't judge! ;)

So this week I'm going to eat less junk food, go swimming and do my Jillian Michaels workout videos for my daily fitness, and eat healthier. Wish me luck! My leg has been bugging me again so hopefully that won't hinder my workouts. I'm waiting to hear from a doctor on that by the way. Either way, I can still work on my diet. With your help and teaching myself self discipline, I think I can do it. Matter of fact, I KNOW I can do it!
Want to join me?? Meet me here once a week and read up on how I'm doing, good or bad. Also - check in with the ladies who started this fabulous Inspire Me: Healthy link up.

Link up HERE


7 comments :

  1. That is so inspirational!!

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  2. I'm so excited you are doing this, girl. Say no to all things tempting (food or not!!). But don't overdo and overwork on your goal. Be determined, but remind yourself not to get too much into it. You still gotta enjoy life. So take TWO chocolate covered gummy bears instead of 20? LOL Just saying. You gotta reward yourself a little, too. ;)

    xoxo

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  3. Reading this was seriously like reading my own blog. I'm completely stunned at how similar we are in this respect.

    I am also 30 pounds over my normal weight. It's been depressing. It's been frustrating. It's been embarrassing.

    Like you, I've used every single one of those excuses you listed, plus 100 more.

    And it seems every time I attempt to lose weight (start exercising religiously and eating healthy) something stressful happens in my life and I turn to fatty food as a comfort, therefore ruining everything I accomplished. It's a vicious circle.

    I like your idea of losing one pound per week. I heard the safest way to lose weight is one to two pounds per week. Any more than that is not only unhealthy, but causes awful things like droopy skin. :S

    I am looking forward to you keeping track of your progress on this blog, because I think it will help motivate me. If you like, I can do the same. I believe weight loss is more stimulating when you have friends doing it with you and encouraging you along the way.

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  4. I'm with you girl. I did not lose the weight I wanted for my wedding. I am just trying dresses on now... wedding is in two months so aside from getting my arms tone and lose weight in my face this is it! I'm not going to dwell on it though. It is what is. I was just too busy and I don't live with someone who eats healthy or exercises... ever! But what can you do... hire an awesome make-up artist for the big day! lol

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  5. best of luck! you can do it!

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  6. GOOD LUCK! It's crazy that we found each other, as I JUST started a healthful lifestyle about 2 weeks ago. I just posted my plan on my blog that I have been using to lose weight, it may be helpful to you if you are looking for simple ways to be healthful

    http://www.oncewhispered.com/2012/08/my-fitness-goals-healthful-living-math.html

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  7. I love LOVE living a healthy lifestyle.
    It makes you feel better and gives you energy. It's about a lifestyle change.
    Make slow steady changes and eventually it just becomes your lifestyle.
    YOU CAN DO IT LOVE

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