Thursday, May 10, 2007

May Day Weight Loss Challenge ~ UGH!!!

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I saw this over at Jenna's blog and it yelled "DO THIS" to me!!! I should have seen yesterday's shopping choices as a huge red flag, but no... I just enjoyed it. So, I am going to do this.

I put that I would like to lose 20 pounds. I think that is maybe not quite enough... You have to understand that at over six feet tall 20 pounds is one size for me. I carry weight very evenly so when I gain it takes me almost too long to realize it before I have gained too much. I have been around the same size for many years. I lost a lot of weight when Izzy's accident happened and I looked so much better. While I don't recommend having a near fatal accident with a child for a weight loss program. I think I use food as a reward and although my faith is very strong I still treat myself with food when things are not going well in life.

Exercise hasn't been a part of my recent life either. I am going to say this and try so hard to be understood, not be whiny and not be felt sorry for... but, I am tired. It takes so much of myself both mental and physical to deal with Izzy and with a family etc. I know that if I push to exercise I will have even more energy so I am going to make this a priority. I can't wait to go to sleep at night and hate when it's morning and I have to wake up, I could sleep for a month I think...

Enough explanations and excuses! I'll be posting my loss for the week on Tuesdays and try to post how I've done with food and exercise when I post to hold myself accountable to you guys - my blog friends.

20 comments:

DJ Hartman said...

Annie,

I am cheering you on! I know you can do this. You are motivating me as well. More in the area of exercise and good eating choices. We can make excuses for anything when given a moment or two... good to know I don't do it by myself. Thanks for your transparency!

Will be checking in on how you are doing.

DJ

B said...

Welcome to the challenge, Annie, it's great to have you on board!

-Beth
scaletales@gmail.com

CoachJ said...

God Bless! You can do it! (I say this as I'm eating tater tots for lunch!!)

HomeSchool Mommy said...

I hope you do really well and achieve your goal. I have a goal of looking great, but not the desire to diet and exercise...haha. Maybe I'll join the loss one of these days.

Jill Norwood said...

Wishing you good luck on this and I will be cheering you on.

Sandra said...

I saw this challenge and was so tempted to do it but with the move and everything going on I'm afraid I won't be able to stick to it, nothing like a few days on the road to send the eating habit to heck LOL

Good Luck Annie, I'm sure you'll do great :)

Sandra

Sue G. said...

Annie-thank you so much for your directions on placing the picture...it worked and I feel so empowered considering that I'm pretty computer illiterate!! Looking forward to hearing great things re: your weight loss achievements!! Have a great day!!

Carrie! :o) said...

Good luck, Annie! I'm rootin' for ya!!! Once Levi's born, I'll be right behind ya!

Sue G. said...

I'm 5'11'' and I know exactly what you mean about weight being too much before being noticed. I am rooting for you all the way. Remember that all your work with Izzy is exercise!! Give yourself a break and remember we are rooting for you and in your corner!! You are going to do this!!!

Haley said...

Annie,

Since all I'm doing is gaining weight right now, I'm gonna cheer you on in your weight loss endeavors! Good Luck with this!

Haley

gail said...

I probably need to check this out and do it too.....I am trying to cut back on sugar, watch portions and add some exercise.
I didn't realize you're so tall! I'm not so the weight shows up easily on me. I don't think you sound whiny at all, you do a lot and have a lot on you so I imagine you are tired. And I would think all the work you do with Izzy is exercise too. Good luck!

Michelle said...

good luck to you!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Annie, of anyone I "know" in the blog world, I think of you as the hardest working, most dedicated person. So, if anyone out there can do this, I know you can. And I totally agree with the others, don't sell yourself short for all you do all day, for Izzy, for the rest of your family and for yourself. Do you wear a pedometer at all? I bet you are already logging the number of steps you are supposed to make in a day. Adding some weights or cardio is just going to help. I can't wait to read about your progress, I know you can do this :)

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

Whoo Hoo - go you girlfriend!! Keep up the good work (intentions?) and I'll cheer you on.

I'm on the same path and am down 30 lbs since last spring. Since I'm only 5'4", I knew I needed to lose (still need to lose) some inches.

Maggie said...

I so Understand the tiredness. You have so much going on, so many demands on your time that it's hard to put another one on yourself. I commute 50 mile one way to work. I cannt leave until the boys get on the bus so I hit traffic at it's peak. I spend over 3 hour s a day commuting. Then the house is on the market. I plan the meals, I attend baseball games...

I have not been able to push myself to do another thing. My wonderful husband told me to wait until we get the move behind us and I am in the car less. But still....

Susanne said...

Go for it Annie! Start small with the exercise and it won't seem so overwhelming. And yes, I'm preaching at myself! :vD

JennaG said...

Well, I have to say that I don't see 20 extra pounds in your pictures, so I will just have to take your word for it. I know that you can do it--it is true about exercise giving you more energy--just start slowly. Have fun in Dallas--and a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU!

Sonya said...

Ok Annie, you and I have the same weight loss goal...20 pounds. We can do this! I have to do this! I'm feeling so tired and bogged down by this extra weight. Because I'm only 5'6, I do not distribute weight evenly and it is currently gathering in my mid-section :-O) LOL! I think making our goals public will help us to reach them. I posted before pics of myself on my blog so that I have something to look at to keep me motivated! Good luck to you and I'll be watching to gain inspiration from you!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

You can do it!!!

Blessings to you on this endeavor! In addition, if you've tried and failed today, then tomorrow's already "forgiven" you because you can always start anew! :)

IRENE said...

Hi Annie,
I am seriously overweight. I carry some 30 extra kgs. And I do use food when I am stressed or feel lonely.
BUT, if there is one piece of advice I can give, it is buy/rent a treadmill. things would be even worse if i didn't have one standing by when everyone is nibbling while watching T.V.!
Bonne Chance! You look terrific, but I am sure you'll look even better and have more energy and better spirits!