Archive | July, 2011


31 Jul

As I stepped onto the scale in my doctor’s office, I was confident in the digital reading that I would see.  I was wrong.

I expected to see 215, the weight I was last time I checked.  Instead, it read 226.  I gasped and asked the nurse if there was anyone else standing on the scale with me.  She assured me that there was not.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  I’m 42 years old and my metabolism has certainly slowed.  For the most part, I eat like I did when I was in college, guzzling soda and scarfing pizza.  I used to exercise, but I can’t even remember the last time I did it consistently.  In my opinion, my ideal weight for my height is 175.  That means that I’m 51 lbs overweight.  Ugh.

So, I’m going to do something about it.  I’m going to lose 51 lbs by my 43rd birthday, June 7th.  I have 10 months and 7 days.  I can do this if I lose 5 lbs per month and 1 lb on the extra week of my challenge.

I invite you to join me on this journey.  It is my intention to blog every evening before I go to bed about my daily weight loss choices, especially in dealing with diet and exercise.

Here’s what I have eaten today:

2 Oats and Honey Granola Bars (Nature Valley)

1 serving of Corn Pops cereal with skim milk

2 mini “fun sized” bags of M & M’s

1 twelve oz. bottle of Sprite

1 twelve oz. can of Coke

40 oz. of water

1 medium sized salad (lettuce, almonds, fat free cheese, fat free ranch dressing)

1 serving of grilled chicken

2 servings of brown rice

1 serving of green beans

1 serving of corn

2 slices of pizza

1 sixteen oz Kiwi Strawberry Snapple

2 servings (at least) of non-fat frozen yogurt

Here’s what I wanted to eat today:

1 Chicken Biscuit from Chick fila (Good thing today is Sunday)

1 Double Bacon Whopper from Burger King

1 Biggie Coke from Wendy’s

1 Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s (since I’m there for the Coke anyway)

1 New York Strip from my parents farm cooked on the grill

1 Supreme Pizza with a side of bread sticks from Pepperoni’s Pizza in New Orleans

2 slices of chocolate pecan pie from Camellia Grill

Another Biggie Coke from Wendy’s

1 Ice Cream Cone from McDonald’s (unless their soft serve ice cream machine is temporarily out of order)

Please feel free to send me any weight loss tips, diet advice, or exercise encouragement.  See you tomorrow.