Why oh why do I feel so moody towards this here blog? Am I alone? I get so overwhelmed by the idea of having to sit down and write that I don't even do anything. I just sit down and watch Alias (which is my 3rd time seeing it by the way), eat, and get mad at myself for not crossing off that blog to-do for the day. Please tell me I am not alone. And what helps? Should I just start writings posts on weekends? Any and all advice is welcome!
Anyway, as I mentioned in a recent post, I have some goals I would like to accomplish in November and hope to share my progress (or lack of progress - I need to be honest) with you on a weekly basis. And since I have been wanting to participate in Weigh-in Wednesdays since I really got into blogging in January I figured today would be a perfect time start.
And since I want to be as honest on this thing as possible, I was pretty nervous about sharing my weight and putting it out there. And not because it is big number. When I weighed myself this morning I was 121.6 (gained .2 from 2 weeks ago). I am nervous to share because I don't want anyone to judge me for it. I am 5'3" (5'3" and 3/4ths on a good day) and 121.6 on me is soft. I take after my dad so I carry it all over. In my legs, my face is round, my arms are flabby, and it looks like I am carrying a small child in my belly when I look at my stomach from the side.
Ever since graduating college I have had a hard time keeping my weight down. And not because I was overly active in college but because I took Concerta (a medication for ADD) throughout college to help keep me focused during lectures and get my assignments done. And much like Aderall and Ritalin, it suppressed my appetite (but without the nasty emotional side effects). I maybe ate once a day because while the meds were in my blood stream any food I loved just repulsed me at the time. Once I got on my own insurance through my job, it became to costly to continue to take it. So there in lies the extra weight gained. In 2006 I ballooned all the way up to 127 (which for me and my body type is a lot).
However, it was then that I started dating now husband and he was into health and fitness and helped me start to get back on track. I mean, I was eating lima beans and Mrs. T's peroggi's for dinner every night because I do not cook (and still don't. Trust me I have tried to like it.). He taught me how to eat properly, how carbs and sugars effect me, and even got me into running. I am the one who wasn't comfortable in my body so I asked for the help. Husband finds my curves sexy and loves to look at me naked (even when I don't).
So today starts a new day/week/lifestyle yet again. But I feel confident that sharing my goals and progress with the blogosphere will help me hold myself accountable for what I hope to accomplish. My current goals are to:
get down to 118 (but to get to 115 and maintain that is ideal).
Get out and move at least 3x a week
Limit myself to only 60g carbs and 15-20g of a sugar a day
Keep track on MyFitnessPal at least 5 times a week.
It really feels good to get all of that out there. I don't want to offend anyone. I do hope to inspire though.
If you are need of some good motivation, check out Samantha and Marcy. They are some of my daily must reads. These two women are such an inspiration to me!
What are your goals?
Do you struggle with your weight?
Do you have MyFitnessPal?
I am alysoncornman, so be sure to add me!
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"Woodland in the Fall"
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"Harry Potter reflected"
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"Cards Against Humanity"
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"Hot Apple Cider"
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until next time