The Journey

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Day One - January 2, 2010

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Friday, January 1, 2010 at 10:58 PM filed under Weight Loss postings
    I don't know about you, but I never expected myself to be in this situation.  I have been kidding myself for the better part of a year, but the truth is, I have gotten fat.  The girl who used to be able to drop a couple of pounds by watching what she ate for a weekend and never had to worry beyond that has let the scale creeeeeep up until it sits 40 pounds from where it should be.  I know if I don't do something right now that number will just keep climbing! 
    I hate to call this a New Year's Resolution.  Everyone knows resolutions are laughed off by February.  I need the motivation to make lasting change, and frankly, motivation has been hard to come by lately.  I have a seemingly incurable sweet tooth and I am hard pressed to remember the last time I walked by a bowl of candy or an offering of baked goods without taking at least a little taste.  One thing leads to another, and the next thing I know I have demolished a pan of Rice Krispie bars.  OUCH!  Then, of course, comes the guilt, which leads me into thinking that I might just as well finish off that half bag of corn chips in the pantry, too, if I'm going to be a piggie.  Since I don't want the kids to see the junk that I am filling myself with  (any parent worth their salt makes their children eat healthy snacks, right?)  I wait until they go to bed.  I have  been known to stash goodies under my bed so the kids won't find them and ask for some.  How sad is that?  
    So.... this is my time to take a good hard look at where I am right now, and where I want to be for the rest of my life.  Time to quit buying cheese curls and start grabbing an extra bag of baby carrots.  (You know... besides the bag I have on hand for the kids to snack on!)  Time to send all of the leftover Christmas candy to work with the hubby (who is stick thin and could probably stand to eat a piece or two) and stop finding places to hide it so it will be there "just in case" I crave chocolate.  I mean, honestly, when don't I? 
    With that, I am going to go tuck myself in and try to get well rested.  I am going to try to wake up refreshed, energized, and ready to make some serious change.  Wish me luck!
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Well, today was the big day.  My workout made me feel like I was going to throw up, and I was hungry all day, but somehow I feel great now that it is over.  Looking forward to meeting the challenge again tomorrow. 

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