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On My Way Down!

22 Jun

I am (hopefully) on my way down – weight wise that is!

I am constantly making amazingly great plans to lose weight and never manage to follow thru longer than a couple weeks, at most! I am lazy, and I like foods that are bad for me, and I have a horrible metabolism because of my food history – I don’t say this as an excuse (or three) but as an explanation. And yeah, I know lots of people don’t think there is much of a difference between the two but there is; one holds you back and one helps explain your actions and gives you something to overcome. I am hoping this time to finally overcome. 🙂

I don’t want to over burden anyone who may read this by blabbing about everything in the first post so let’s keep this first one simple shall we? My plan (this time around) is to write down everything I eat, and I mean everything – this could get ugly – also, I am going to keep track of all exercise I do – or don’t do – in the hopes keeping track will stop me from cheating.  A big part of this plan is I want to try to lose the weight in a healthy way, usually I dive into pills, powders, flushes, shakes anything that offers a quick fix. This dependency on quick fixes is based on experiences I had years ago with an amazingly awesome drug called Xenadrine with Ephedrine. The ephedrine is what made that pill the best, now it is sold without that active ingredient, what’s the point of that?? eesh. So, when I took those pills, they worked. I wasn’t using them for weight loss mind, I would take one about 15 minutes before I went to the gym (which was a daily experience) and it would give me so much energy (yeah I know, fake energy but who cares about that?) that I could exercise for a good solid 3 hrs. I’d do a minimum hour and a half intense cardio, then weights, then an exercise class of some kind then more weights, maybe a bit more cardio then stretching then home. I wasn’t doing that to lose weight, I was maintaining and paranoid that I was going to gain weight…I also thought I was horribly overweight which when I think of that now I want to bang my head against a wall because I am now 50lbs or so heavier. Ugh. 50 Pounds?!?! Thats horrible! I can’t believe I let that happen!

And I am starting to ramble, sorry!

Ok, trying to get back on track here, I am going to attempt to lose weight in a healthy way, to do this I need guidance so I am following Weight Watchers, keeping track of everything I eat and physically do and hopefully it will work. I have a timeline but I don’t know if it is realistic because I am not sure how quickly/slowly a healthy weight loss plan works. I think it is 2lbs a week, sooooo, I want to lose approx 50 lbs (I am scared to weigh myself so I don’t know exactly how much weight I need to lose, lol, I know! I am a wimp but I am gonna work up to standing on the scale – it will probably happen this saturday) 50lbs/2 = 25 weeks which is a little under 6 months, man, that’s depressing, I was hoping to have lost a noticeable amount by mid-August, at most that will be 18lbs, hmmm, that sounds like a good number.

Ok, little goal, by August 20, 2010 I will have lost 18 lbs.

Here is what I ate today and the corresponding Weight Watcher points:

1 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter – 6 + 2

1.5 cups of tea – o

1/2 a bowl of Weight Watcher Veg Soup – 0  (I will put the recipe on a page – it is uber yummy!)

1 orange – 1

1 kiwi – 1

1 whole wheat english muffin w/ butter – 2 + 1

1 Eating Right (fr Safeway) hamburger patty – 4

2 Kraft cheese slices – 2

7 sweet pickes – 1

Large serving mixed veggies – 0

1 Jaffa Bar – 3

My Total Points Eaten today is = 23

My Daily Total of Points allowed in one day  = 24

Oh, and I drank water, not the 8 glasses I am s’posed to have but I had about 3 and for me that is pretty good.

So yah! Didn’t go over! I am not sure what to do though, I don’t have anything in the house that is only 1 point so if I eat anything it will put me over my allowed points for the day. I don’t know which is worse, being one point under or being a bit over. Anybody?

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3 Responses to “On My Way Down!”

  1. capucine June 23, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    You’re very cheerful, and reading your post made me smile the whole time xD best of luck, (: I have my fingers crossed for you. By the way, drink those eight cups next time! Drinking lots of water is a traditional remedy for losing weight and flushing out the bad in your body.

    • shrinkingwmn June 24, 2010 at 3:42 am #

      Hey Thanks! I have never done the blog thing before and I wasn’t sure anybody would actually read this. lol. I forgot to mention that I have been drinking water – thats actually going to be part of my next post. 🙂

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