Saturday, September 23, 2006

Weighing In...

I have reached a decision and today is my staring point. I am swallowing my pride (and alot of other things apparently) and posting how much I weigh because i have decided that i need to be accountable and each week i will weigh in, not because I need your validation or affirmation but because i need something that makes me look at where I am and where I want to be and how I am doing in the process.

I have become disgusted with my body. Since i have had children i have gone back and forth and at this point I can feel it all over. A little snug here, a full face, even my feet feel pudgy to me. This morning Piper asked me "what is in your big belly?" Not only that, but I feel lousy. I don't have energy or stamina and i feel just plain gross. It is affecting almost all areas of my life and so really this is going to become a life makeover. It is starting with the house and my body. We can work together. As I fix up the house and make it a home, I'll fix up my body and make it a temple. then comes the self image work. I am not a waif, i have an athletic body and that has been ok with me because I've always played sports. Varsity vollyball, basketball, soaftball, and tennis from 9th grade until i graduated in college, so I am not trying to be that skinny thing, just healthy and toned and strong.

There is no secret magiacl diet I will follow. Just eating less and more nutritious and exercising more. I will not deprive myself, but I will moderate what I am putting into my body. I will be aware and not be a bystander.

So, today is the day. Will you join me?

I weigh 138.2 pounds at 5'4".

My goal is 120 pounds.

That's about 20 pounds I want to lose.

I guess there should be a time frame, so let's say by Thanksgiving, that's 9 weeks. Does that sound accurate? That's about 2 pounds a week. That seems too easy?

ps - I dyed my hair back to 1/2 shade darker than my natural color and when i picked up Piper after having it done she says, "Mama, you painted your hair black!?!? Can I paint my hair black?"

I didn't think it was that dark but anyway, I'll try to post before and afters. I like it but it is taking some getting used to.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Shannon,

Honestly, I feel like I could have written that post. I feel the same way, although I haven't been able to get motivated to do anything about it. So YOU GO GIRL for getting this far! You are well on your way!!!

Beth

Kellie said...

This was brave Shannon. Very brave.

I feel the same way, but I have 25 lbs to go. We should try to do the gym at least once a week together.

I had planned on losing this weight before we tried to get pregnant, but with some medication issues, that has been impossible.

Anyway, I think this was a great post and totally inspirational.

Adam Compton said...

Shannon,

I occasionally read your blog to see what my nieces are up to and my wonderful sister-in-law.

I like this post, I am on a similar track myself. I started to change my lifestyle, less fried food, less beer, and more exercise. I was at 205lb and set a goal for 185lb. I am at 187 in 8 weeks! I am excited to have lost it and feel much better about myself and more comfortable in my clothes, they fit again!

Anyways best of luck with your goal, you can do it, stay motivated. Go for it!

-Adam