Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Back on the Wagon...Wednesday Weigh In

So about 4 years ago I stared a little blog series called Wednesday Weigh-In (how that has already been 4 years, I'm not real sure).  This was my first weigh-in (nearly 4 years ago to the day).  This is the post where I explained why I was doing it 4 years ago. Notice a pattern?  Apparently, I gain weight at major life changes.  I had gained about 30lbs while settling into married life and I was sick of it.  I started Weight Watchers and Wednesday Weigh-In at the same time and eventually dropped Weigh Watchers because this blog was all the motivation I needed.  I lost 30lbs in 6 months and then started boot camp two days a week.  I was in the best shape of my life.  Fast forward 4 years, here I am 1 year after giving birth to my first child and I weigh more now than I did at my 6 week post partum check-up.  I've been in denial.  I am so honored to be in my baby brother's wedding in 6 weeks and I don't want to be a fat bridesmaid.  But more than not wanting to be a fat bridesmaid, I don't want to be a fat girl in life period. 
I've enlisted a few helpers.
First, I'm counting calories.  Trying to make healthy choices.  I love this app.  It makes it so easy!  This is the way I kept the weight off for most of 2010.  I also love the social media part where my friends and I can encourage each other. 

Second, I joined the gym.  Patrick finally got tired of me complaining and said he'd pay for it, so last Thursday I joined.  (I know this is sad but since Patrick is paying for it, I'm way more likely to go because I don't want to waste his money. ) I've been 4 days and I'm really enjoying it.  I've done both the classes and the cardio equipment.  I like them both for different reasons.  I missed the social part of group fitness so joining a gym just works for me.

Thirdly, I am apparently motivated by public humiliation.  So, here it is, my heaviest non-pregnant weight.  I'm not proud but I'm working to change.

181.2lbs (ouch)
My goal weight is 135lbs. 
46.8lbs to go.

My plan is staying under 1,500 calories each day.
Eating healthy, non processed food.  I'm trying to cook this way so that Barrett learns to love food that is good for him. 
Right now I'm trying to hit the gym 5-6 days a week mixing some group classes and cardio.  After the wedding I'm probably going to drop back to 4-5 days a week until I hit my goal weight. 
I'm going to need y'all to hold me accountable.  I'm a needy person when it comes to this kind of stuff.  My poor friend Brittany is probably sick of my texts needing encouragement, but I know how beneficial it was for me in the past to have a buddy. 

So there you have it.  My heaviest weight and how I plan to change it. 
Anyone want to join me?


Nadine Lynn said...

I am determined that 2014 is my year to break my old habits and really come into my own for health and fitness. I am totally with you! I need some motivation from others that are on a journey too!

Laura said...

OOOHHHH Pick me! Pick me!! I'm trying to get mine off for 2 reasons. A money incentive program at work, and Candace's wedding on February 22!!

Laura said...

OOOOOHHHH!!! Pick me! I just got back into my Fitness Pal thing too! I also signed up for Weight Watchers online again, and I am going to compare both programs and see how closely they are. I will probably drop Weight Watchers again, though. I have 2 goals. The bosses gave us a money incentive to lose 15 lbs in 90 days! Also, Candace is getting married on February 22, so I gotta look fly! I weighed today and my weight was 155.6. I didn't get to take a picture, but I will start that and probably start posting to my blog again too! My goal weight is 137.0 - it's how much I weighed when I met Nick :) I just told someone yesterday about you doing this a few years ago and how awesome it was! I am so glad you have started back up!!