Is there such a thing as being "too open" in a blog? I suppose so. Sometimes I read and feel like I'm getting a little too much information. If you are prone to feeling invasive at hearing others' personal issues, perhaps it's best if you don't continue reading....
I'm giving you one more chance to click away....
OK, you've been warned.
I weigh 173.5 lbs. Yep. I'm about 5'5" tall, making me a good 35-40 lbs. above my ideal weight.
I'm stunned at myself. I mean, really? Yes, really. I asked Russell to come in and weigh himself and, without sharing HIS issues, I'll just say that it reaffirmed my findings.
So why am I sharing this? I guess I share as a way of holding myself accountable. Like it or not, it's not going to get any better until I change some things. The fact is, I'm pretty lazy. Oh, I have grand ideas, wonderful plans, fantastic goals. But I'm lazy. I really like to read. I really like to sleep. I really like the computer. And I really like days when I know I don't have anywhere to be. I know that it's kind of a vicious circle. Laziness brings weight gain. Weight gain brings laziness. Eventually I have to break the cycle. It's scary, because I'm not exactly known for being a woman of great self-control. But I want to be. I have an "ideal" of what I want to be. I know that nobody is perfect, and I don't expect perfection of myself, but there are things that I DO expect of myself that I am not doing.
So, I share. I share because I know that, although not all of you are dealing with being "pleasantly plumper" than you'd like, you ARE all dealing with your own issues. We're all in this together. We all have things that we want to change or improve about ourselves. Today, this is mine. So here are my goals to fix it:
1. No more soda (until I get back to where I want to be)
2. I must walk at least 30 minutes on the treadmill every day.
3. No more sugar. Wait, did I say that? OK, maybe not NO more sugar. Just no more sweets. I eat way too many sweets. I have a chocolate problem. And sour things.
But, I digress...
4. No fried food (again, until I get back to where I want to be)
Anything else? Like I said, it's a little scary for me. I've never been very good at controlling my food desires. But I have to learn, because those numbers are just going up.
I hope that you don't feel violated by my sharing. I'm like those people on "The Biggest Loser" who have to face the truth in order to change it. Wow....just had a thought....if I get down to
135 lbs. (which is a very happy place for me to be) I will lose 22% of my body weight.
Thank you, "Biggest Loser".
Here I go, wish me luck!