Friday, November 30, 2007

199

I didn't think NaBloPoMo would change me that much. I mean, how hard is it to post every day for thirty days? During the chaos that is "Family Thanksgiving" - pretty hard. Hard, in that some days I just can't really think of anything important to write. Hard, in that some days I don't know how to weed out the crap and put together a semi-coherent post.

This morning, I woke up thinking about what I might write, and when I might find the time. There's been something on my mind, again. Something I've talked about alot.

My weight.

After the gluttony that was Thanksgiving, I think I've finally had enough.

That, and I want to run another marathon. Specifically, the OKC Marathon April 27th

There is simply no way I can run another 200+ pound marathon. No. Freaking. Way.

Sunday night, I thought long and hard. I know what I need to do - I just don't like doing it. Eat better. Eat less.

Monday morning I hopped on the scale and was none too surprised at the 205 that stared back at me.

This week, I have eaten better, and less. That and I've cut out the mid-week alcohol. Go big or go home.

Wait. I am home.

Made it to the gym once. Hey, it's a start.

Mostly though, I'm eating better. I think the key for me is protein at breakfast. In my case, that would be a toasted English muffin with a couple thin slices of ham.

This morning, I was both surprised and pleased at what stared back at me.

199.

I'm on my way.

15 comments:

Tree said...

GREAT job! To me, the cutting back on eating is the hardest part. I am glad you realized that eating protein for breakfast helps!

Mitzi Green said...

i'll join you come june. for real. well, not the marathon part, but the "stop eating so much and get off your ass" part.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Rock on chica. Although that Minera beyotch is kicking my ass right now. You'll need to pour some motivation my way too to stop her.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

And P.S. morning protein is essential according to my diabetes nutritionist!

Leeanthro said...

I'm so with you. I started back to Weight Watchers, but haven't weighed in weeks. I know what I *have* to do, but just don't seem to have the motivation to actually do it. Losing weight sucks, but I know that I will feel better once I shed about 35 pounds.

It's so difficult to find time to exercise and eat right with children and a job. It's much easier to stuff crap (yummy crap) into my mouth.

My goal is to be pre-baby (baby #1) weight by baby #2's first birthday. But if I don't get off my ass, it's not going to happen.

Good luck. And know that you are not alone.

Mommi Tutu said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!! I'm cheering for you girl!

Karen said...

I'm 100% with you here. I weighed in at Weight Watchers last night and nearly cried - I've put on 7lb in the last month - that's not how it's supposed to work!! Waaaaggghhhh!!! I need to get off my fat arse too and do some exercise as well.

Lukie said...

Wait a minute..... I have seen pictures and there is no stinking way that you weigh 199, unless you are 7 feet tall.

Lotta said...

Good for you - you have to do it for yourself. Cliche - but oh so true.

I just noticed your Etsy shop! Checking it out now...

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Came over from Pioneer Woman - glad I did. Good for you - sounds like your well on your way to running that marathon!

Hallie

Builder Mama said...

WTG on the weight loss this week. You know I've struggled with it a lot the last few years too. What kills me is that I don't meet the WW profile of what my "ideal weight" should be...if I got to that point I'd be anorexic looking. So it's better for me to go by how I look, how the clothes fit, etc. versus the number on the scale.

Protein at breakfast helps, and also I keep non-fat dairy in there too which seems to help keep the edge off the hunger. Lots of small meals. And, ironically, I've had my best success on WW when eating the maximum points per week and not sticking with the minimum - it's just not enough food for my body and then I don't lose any weight. If I eat a teensy bit more, it really comes off at a reasonable rate.

Good luck. I know you can do it!

Mayberrys said...

WTG!!! I am in the same boat (the weight loss, not the marathon!!) and I just started taking Hoodia. Really curbs the cravings....

Gretchen said...

Thanks all - and welcome Hallie!

For the record, I'm not seven feet tall - but six.

midlife mommy said...

Congratulations! Getting started is the hardest part. Believe me, I know. I've gained 40 pounds since I got married 8 years ago, and I just can't seem to get started. I'm glad that you found the willpower to do just do it.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Good for you girl. It is hard...

I love to eat.. and I can't get these last 15 to 20 pounds off ...

I think I am a food addict.