Monday, January 4, 2010

Are you kidding me????

I stepped on the scale this morning and the number was TRAGIC. I have gained 20 lbs, which really made me disappointed in myself. I HATE back-tracking! It’s gonna SUCK to have to lose 20 lbs just to get back to where I was a few months ago. I almost let it upset me, but then I tried to look at the bright side….It could have been so much worse! No, I am not making excuses… just being honest. I could have gained it ALL BACK before I got my butt back in gear. Or I could have crept back into the 300’s… a place I have vowed NEVER to go again! I am thankful that although they are tight and not-so-comfortable, I can still fit into my size 20 jeans. I am gonna dig out a pair of size 18’s from my “vault” and hang them in my close for my next goal. For people who know me, ya’ll know that size 18 is sort of a magic number for me…

Back from 2003 – 2005 I lost 100 lbs, and was feeling amazing in my size 18’s. I gave away most of my 18’s after I had my youngest and gained all the weight back, but I still have many of my favorite pieces. I can’t wait to wear them again!!! That will be a huge milestone for me. I actually have a picture of myself at around 240 lbs (size 18) hanging on my mirror for motivation.

On the subject of exercise – I watched Jillian Michaels’s 30-day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, and Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. Honestly, I think Jillian may be on crack if she thinks the average fat chick (me) can do this stuff. I could TRY… but I could possibly buckle my hardwood floors after a session of those damned jumping jacks she loves so much… what’s up with that? I think I can do the “Trouble Zones” dvd because it’s mostly strength and toning stuff. I plan to dig out my Biggest Loser DVD’s and bond with Jillian that way. They are much more fat-person-trying-to-exercise-friendly. I also need to get my garage cleaned out ASAP so I can use that space as a workout area. I think a concrete floor would be much better for cardio than hardwood floors in my living room. Don’t wanna end up in my basement…

Found this article today…. 8 great reasons to work out!

1. To Battle Depression
2. To Feel Sexy
3. To Stay Healthy
4. For The Kids
5. To Achieve New Goals
6. To Feel Happier
7. To Build Stamina
8. To Have Your Cake (and Eat It Too!)

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/reasons-to-work-out

Also, Kimberly Linton (DC’s Toughest Trainer) gave me a shout-out on her blog yesterday – Thanks Kimberly!

One more thing... I heard a commercial for the 50 Million Pound Challenge this morning, so I signed into my account for the first time in about a year. I originally signed up in October 2007, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that since then, I am now 36 lbs lighter than I was when I first signed up! My weight then was 326, and sadly it climbed all the way to 333 before I started really taking the weight loss seriously. That made me feel better about my scale number this morning. I am NOT back to square-one!