I had been blogging about trying to lose weight over on another blog for the last few weeks, but they have now lost their weight and discontinued their carnival. Well, I've decided that I need to really get serious about this weight loss, especially with my high school reunion coming up in two months!
I've been looking at a lot of pictures lately, putting together family photo albums and other photo projects and the entire process has made me feel just sick over my weight. While I never like the way I look, the pictures of me two years ago and earlier I can at least tolerate. In current pictures, I feel like I don't even look like the same person. I don't like how I look in pictures or the mirror. It's time to stop avoiding mirrors and making sure I'm the one taking the pictures. I need to lose the weight so I'm comfortable being INSIDE the pictures with my kids.
So I'm starting this week to make blog entries on my own. I may turn it into a carnival, if anyone is interested in participating, let me know in the comments, and I'll make it a carnival so you can link up your own weight loss posts.
Like they did at Happy to Be at Home, I'll discuss each week how I did in particular areas. For my list, I'll discuss food (choices, calorie consumption, etc.), water, exercise successes, failures and of course what the scale says. I'll also discuss how I feel about it. Maybe the accountability each week might help to keep me on course, like it does with my weekly plan. I hope that if you have a few pounds to lose, that you might join me too.
This week's Notes:
Food: One word, Circus. Another couple words, Birthday party...need I say more? I'll do better next week. On the regular day to day eating though, I did fine. I've been eating a big salad at dinner and then eating whatever we had for lunch the next day when there's more time to burn it.
Water: I need to drink more water next week.
Exercise: Not much. This week I'm going to try to get in a walk after Jason gets home from work.
Successes: The fact that it's even in my mind (on daily eating) is a success I think. Especially since I haven't had any success yet. When I weighed this morning I'm the same weight. It seems like I stay the same weight no matter how many salads I eat.
Failures: The circus. I scarfed alot of popcorn and that stuff isn't airpopped. The birthday party I had one small slice of cake and no ice cream...which is about right I think.
Weight Change: Exactly the same, no more or less.
How did you do this week? Let me know in the comments. And if you want a Mr. Linky to blog about weight loss with me, let me know that too.