Monday, November 15, 2010

Real Post: Weight and Loss

So, taking a page from MK's blog 'Fat Club' {which I follow but am not a part of}, I've decided to follow the ladies and actually start losing some of this horrendous weight I have on me.

As of the other day, I was 206 pounds. While not as bad as I thought it would be, I was still horrified that I'm still in the 200 lb region. I haven't been "thin" since elementary school, and the "thinnest" I ever was in high school was around 150 lbs. That's not "thin" for my height {5'6"}, but I looked pretty good at that weight. I started losing weight in 2007, and the highest I was was 172.

In short, for right now, I'd like to get back to 172 by February. 34 lbs in 3 months. I think I could realistically do this. And safely, since when you lose weight slowly, it stays off {or so they say}.

What will have to happen, though, is I have to cut my caloric intake. I'm not sure how much I eat on a given day, but it has to be a lot. I plan to eat about 1300 calories a day, and thankfully Progresso makes delicious soups that are anywhere from 90-140ish calories. So, just by adding more soup to my diet, I can make this doable.

Another thing that has to happen; I have to exercise again. I have to either join the gym down the street or make use of the exercise bike/machine in the kitchen. Work is going to make it hard to exercise regularly, especially with the holidays coming up, but even if I don't join the gym, I could do at least 30 minutes a day.

MK and Mara did 5 reasons they want to lose weight. Here are mine:

1. I want to be back into a size 12. Or even a 10.
2. I want to feel attractive to the opposite sex.
3. I want the stretch marks on my body to leave.
4. I want to be healthier all around.
5. I want my rings to fit again!

In short, I want to look like this again:

I think starting a food diary will help a lot with this. Looks like I'll be obsessed with calories! Woo!

Goal #1: 204.2 by November 21st