A week ago in Palmyra NY, my sister and her boyfriend got engaged. They had been talking about it for a while and even booked facilities but made it official with a ring last week. The thing is they are getting married in 14 weeks. In 14 weeks! Now I know the day is not about me, but to know that my ever widening but is going to be immortalized in photographs has me on edge.
I know I am not obese, but I know that I’m not happy with how I look. So I decided to do something. Yes I’ve been going to the gym for a year but lets be honest. I average about twice a week and I recently found out that I wasn’t working myself hard enough during those work outs, plus I don’t eat right. I had decided to join a weight loss group, but found that I can’t afford it. Before all you interneters start writing me about how can I not afford it, I’ll give you the math. We have two children (4 people) living in Calgary on about $2000/ month and I’m not exaggerating. We make it by with some creativity. Anyway how can I justify spending the kind of money to join a group when I can’t feed my kids (and my kids don’t have an over weight problem, actually its quite the opposite)? So this is my plan and my request. I want to loose 14 lbs in 14 weeks. I’m telling everybody and I want them to hold me accountable, please don’t sabotage me (you know who you are). If you are eating a treat don’t offer me some. If you see me going for a treat stop me!
I have chosen a low fat / low calorie eating plan and I will be exercising at least 5 days a week (cardio and strenthening) I will be posting my daily food and exercise journals on a new blog along with some recipes. I want encouragement and positive affirmations. I believe that is important. If I fall, pick me up. I’ve done well for the last day and a half but I have 96.5 days to go.