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. :)