Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Time Has Come

It's time to get my butt in gear and finally lose the baby weight I gained. I saw a full-length picture of myself the other day and just about died. How in the Hell did I not realize how AWFUL I look? I gained 90 -- yes, NINETY -- pounds while pregnant with Miss M... I've lost 16 of those. A 16 lb. weight loss in nearly 20 months. There's no excuse for it, although I have plenty ready. (No energy, no time, blah blah blah.)

I've begun taking steps to get my mindset in place. I've done this before, I know I can do it again. It's just a matter of commitment on my part, and that's the hard part. I always put myself last, and that has to change. I've gone out and purchased lots of produce, meats, eggs, yogurt, and whole grains. I'm forcing down water with a little bit of juice mixed in. (The amount of juice will slowly be reduced until I'm back to drinking gallons of only water.) I've begun doing my back-strengthening exercises since I have scoliosis. And I ordered more copies of the video tapes that worked for me last time, since I threw them out for some damn reason.

I will get myself together and accomplish this, in a healthy way. As of last night, I weighed 219. My goal is 150. 150 on a 5'6" body is probably still too much, but it's a Hell of a lot better than 219!!!!

Wish me luck!


Nicole Feliciano said...

Sweet blog and little girl. Good luck with the weight loss goal. I'm going to do a bunch of fitness features in January. Sept. fashion month--and some great contests--stay tuned.