Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yep, I'm back.

After not much of a start, I'm back.

My newfound inspiration, Calamity Jane is inspiring me in a wonderful way in my daily life, and with the help of the Lord through prayer, I'm discovering a new me. Please go visit her at A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.

I'm typing this now because I've started getting healthy again. I've lost 7 pounds. Doesn't seem like much, but considering that it's been two years since I've seen those numbers (since the week my daughter was born) I'm pretty happy.

Here's going for complete honesty.

At the start of this a few weeks ago, I weighed at least 220. This morning I weighed 213.6. My goal is to break that 200 pound barrier by my 29th birthday, October 30. There. I said it. I'm going to give it my best shot! I haven't been under that barrier since I was pregnant with my first son, almost eight years ago.

Now as I understand that it's not safe to lose more than 3 lbs a week (ahem, Biggest Loser! Pay attention!!!!) I know that I may not hit my goal exactly on my birthday. I've been averaging about two lbs per week. I didn't make the gym due to illness this week, and I put on muscle like you wouldn't believe when I workout. We all know that muscle weighs more than fat. So, I'm going to try like the dickens to lose that weight for my birthday!

What have I eaten today?

Scrambled eggs, about 2-3 eggs. 1 small apple.
Two pieces of homemade (by me) whole wheat bread with organic peanut butter, small glass soymilk.
One small apple.
Homemade veggie burger on ww bread with onions, pickles, romaine lettuce and slice of cheese. Oh yeah, and a small bit of my daughter's burger that I really didn't need to eat.
I'll have some Postum most likely with a teaspoon or two of that yummy organic dark chocolate hot cocoa mix. Some chocolate flavor without all the calories a cup of cocoa would provide!
If I get hungry again (which is feeling quite possible at the moment) I'll eat some fruit. A plum or some grapes.

My throat is still sore from being sick or I would have had my burger in a big salad for dinner instead of bread.


Calamity Jane said...

You are awesome, I have been hoping that you would start blogging, as I enjoyed your eel post. 7 pounds is 3 away from getting a new dress or skirt, you have almost dropped a dress size. It usually took me 2 months to lose that. You should be really proud! Keep it up!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for coming by! I figure that blogging should help chronicling my "get healthy campaign".

I was blogging on Myspace, but I don't want all friends and family knowing exactly how much I weigh unless they stumble across it!