Monday, March 1, 2010

New Week, New Month, New Start

No more excuses. I am the queen at finding an excuse not to do something, especially when it comes to weight loss. Forget my last post. Girl Scout Cookies or not, I need to change. I need to get healthy and take care of myself! In order to do that, though, I need the support of my friends and family. I need encouragement and accountability. So, I'm going to lay it all on the line and hope that you support me in this new chapter in my life. Today is a new week (my weeks start on Monday :) ) and it's a new month, so what better time to start?

Brad has already given me a pretty sweet incentive in that for every pound that I lose, he will put a physical $20 into a jar. I don't get a penny of it until I've reached my goal, but when I do, I'll have enough money for a new wardrobe! Now, that's an incentive I can work with.

Like I said, I'm going to lay it all on the line: no lying and no holding back. I'm only going to weigh myself once a week since weight fluctuates throughout the week. The scale we have at home shows your weight, body fat % and water %. I don't know how accurate it is, but I'm still going to track it. Here are my current stats as of this morning. I forgot to take my measurements, so I'll post those later.

Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 185 lbs
Body Fat %: 47%
Water %: 37.9%
BMI: 32.77 (Obese)

Man, how embarrassing and depressing! My goal weight for now is 130 lbs, so that means I have 55 pounds to lose. My goal date is to lose it by the end of the year. This isn't a diet plan, this is a lifestyle change so that when I lose the weight I will keep it off. I'm going to start by making small changes here and there and continuing to do so until I get to my goal weight.

Already today I had a banana with my cereal and plan on walking during lunch. Hey, the tortoise beat the hare by going slow and steady. I CAN DO THIS!!

Welcome to my world! Please step in and give me a hand. :)


  1. Brad (Your chubby hubby)March 1, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Good job babe. I love you. You're beautiful.

  2. Thanks, Brad - I love you, too. We're going to be looking pretty sexy soon LOL. Thanks Justin!

  3. This is awesome Ashley! I'd be glad to be your cheerleader! You can do it :)

  4. YAY!!! I am so proud of you! We won't be able to hang out anymore because I won't be a good role model but hey come October I am your girl! We can hit the end of the year HARD CORE!

  5. Thanks ladies! Go Team! LOL! Yes, DeeDee, you're going to be my ultimate temptress. I'll take you up on the end of the year part. Maybe we'll beef you up a little, too. :)

  6. Ashley:

    Your parents love you and are glad to support you in your efforts and work on this area of our lives as well. As we start working on eating better and exercising, we need to remember that God is there with us. Here’s our first verse to remember.

    1 Cor 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you.”

    Mom and Dad