Summer Weight Loss Challenge
If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’ve been bitching about the summer pounds creeping on. As much as I would like to blame it on the kids, I can’t. Simply put, I’m suffering from “Hand to Mouth Syndrome.” I jest now, but looking back I realize i’ve been a “binge” eater my entire life, since childhood. I eat my feelings, I eat out of boredom, Hell, I eat anything that sits still long enough.
The only thing that keeps me from becoming morbidly obese is vanity and forcing myself to workout everyday. And please don’t send me hate letters, if you love yourself at 600 lbs, good for you. Being overweight is just not for me. I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Being 5’3″, any extra weight just doesn’t feel good. My joints start to hurt and I start to make “biddy” noises getting out of the car and doing other daily mundane things.
I made an appointment with my doctor yesterday who is even more of a smart arse than me (if you can believe that.) She told me what I knew she was going to…”Why are you getting fat, don’t gain anymore.” Some of you may think that’s harsh, but I respond to that, I need a slap in the face now and again. I’m a bit of a hypocrite though, because if my husband would have said that, his twigs and berries would be paying the price, but oh well, I digress… After my appointment, I knew it was time to actually do something about this, hence “The Summer Challenge.”
The Weigh In
Here goes…I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nauseas writing my weight down for the world to read but here goes…
Ok no really here’s the real number…142!
I weighed in at 142 M#$%^#$r! According to this beautifully color coded chart that I would really like to use as toilet paper, I am “overweight.”
The Plan Of Attack
How I plan on losing the weight…I talked about it a little yesterday HERE. Intermittent fasting, is the new plan. You basically have a limited eating window daily. Here is the book I purchased to get me on my way. Click on this link to take you to a website for some intermittent fasting information. I also plan on upping my working out. I guess 30 minutes on the treadmill wasn’t cutting it, UGH. I’m going to be honest, I HATE working out, hence the treadmill. But my arms are looking kinda sad so I’m going back to my first love Jillian. A couple of years ago, I had rock hard arms and I owed it all to Jillian. She’s a tad mean, but that’s what I need right now. I did her videos religiously, so I’m going back! If I can’t do a 30 minute video, then there is no hope for me!
I’m going to do an update in my daily posts. Please excuse my painfully honest crankiness that might be. Lack of carbs will do that to me, but I will be painfully honest with you. Hopefully, fingers crossed I will have good things to report!
Anyone else want to join me on fb and share their journey? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment! Misery loves company!
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