Monday, April 26, 2010

Water, water everywhere.

They (whoever "they" is" ) say that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day.  The good thing is that I love water.  When I worked at the office I easily drank 8-12 glasses of water a day.  But since working from home it's unusual if I even have 1-2. 

Some if it is because the office was very much drier then our home is.  And some of it was convenience.  I sat next to the water cooler.  I know... the horror of working from home!  I have to get up and walk 10-12 steps to get to the kitchen to get myself a drink of water. 

So starting tomorrow, I am going to try and get back into the habit of drinking water throughout the day.  It's a great dieting trick too. Fill your stomach with water before you eat and you will feel full that much faster.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week 1 is over and..... I lost 3 pounds!!!  Yeah me!

It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  Sure, there were times when I was hungry, but I never felt that I had denied myself anything.

I don't think I'll keep up the pace of 3 pounds a week as that is not healthy, and I'm sure some of this loss is just initial water weight.  But if I can keep it up and keep losing, even slowly, I'll be happy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This picture is one that I'm using for inspiration.  This is my Grandma and I.  She is not a small lady, but I am obviously more then double her size!

The problem I have seems to be the opposite of many women.  My body image problem is that I don't see myself the way I look in that picture.  No, I dont' see a skinny, little sprite of thing either, but I don't see myself as big as I really am.  So I'm going to keep this picture nearby as a reminder of what I don't want to see!

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm having a hard time with being patient.  I know that weight loss is a slow (and hopefully steady) proccess, and that I shouldn't weigh myself more then once a week, but waiting during this first week for any signs of success is hard!  I want to see that number change on my ticker at the top of the page, even if it's only by 1.  And I'm confident that it will at the end of the week when I weigh-in again, but MAN!  it's hard to not just hop on the scale right now.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One of my motivations to lose weight is so that I can get fit and be more active, specifically to be able to better play with Liam. 

But I'm in a bit of a catch-22. 

In order to lose weight I need to be more active, but in order to be more active I need to lose weight!

So I'm starting off slowly.  When I'm walking somewhere I try to pick up the speed a bit.  Yesterday at work I took the stairs up 2 flights instead of the elevator.  Liam and I went to the park and I played tag with him for a bit. 

It doesn't seem like much, but I'm finding that every day (even though it's only been 4 days!) that I feel a wee bit more energetic and willing to more. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hunger Headaches.  Ugh. 

Yesterday was a hard day with low blood sugar, bad headaches and a really bad case of the GRUMPS to go with it all.  I seem to do fine all day long with not being hungry or irritable (at least no worse than my normal irritable self) but by 4:00 I'm fading fast.  I need to find a small snack that will get me through to dinner time.

Today I had a mini tart with my tea and I didn't have any hunger pangs or  a headache at all before dinner.  I'm still on goal with my calorie count for the day so I'm feeling pretty good being 3 days in!

Monday, April 19, 2010

So I didn't actually weigh myself yesterday, so  I figured I would today.  which resulted in the need to lose 79 pounds, not 74.  sigh.  But I do have to walk to and from the office today and I'm going to try to do it at a brisk clip to make it count even more!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Okay, the time has come.  I M.U.S.T. LOSE WEIGHT.  I can't play with Liam the way I want to, I don't like how I feel and I certainly don't like the way I look.

So enough is enough!  The Easter Chocolate is gone, spring is in the air and fresh veggies are at their best.  I've set myself a goal of losing 1 pound a week with wait for it........ 75 pounds to lose!


I've never been good with sticking with things, so I make no promises here other then I will try my best.  I am not a joiner, so Weight Watchers, TOPS and other groups are out and I think it's foolish to have to pay someone for pre-made food (after all, I do live with Hilary, chef extraordinaire! ) But I will try to cut back on the snacks and increase my activity. 

All words of encouragement are greatly appreciated, just don't send cake to celebrate my success!