Wednesday, June 9, 2010


There are two ways to lose weight: the crash diet: get-it-all-to-come-off-quick way or the slow way: make changes in your lifestyle that you'll be able to maintain over the rest of your lifetime.

Show of hands: who's tried the crash diet? (/me raises both hands) and where did that get you? Right back to where you started, or worse? Yea, because your body wasn't meant to live on cabbage soup for the rest of your life. (Nothing wrong with cabbage soup, btw...just not as a sole-provider of nutrients for your day)

So, the slow way is the way to go? But I want to be skinny now! Well, news flash, you weren't skinny 3 days ago, you ain't gonna be skinny 3 days from now. The weight didn't go on overnight...and it comes off even slower than it went on. Don't cry over it, just admit it and make a change! :)

Easy words to hear? Easy words to type? Oh heck no!!! I've been overweight for 32 of my 38 years on this earth. I joke that the last time I was at a "normal" weight was when I was born, at 6 lbs, 12 ounces. Does that mean I have to stay overweight? Nope!

I joined Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, because, luckily for me, my day-job started a Weight Watchers-at-Work program and paid for half of the membership fees. No excuse now. Obviously I can make time for the meeting since I'm at work anyway, and I can afford half the fee. Damn! lol

I'm totally committed to this now. I'm sick of being fat. I'm sick of being the fat mom. I don't want a fat legacy for my daughter. She's beautiful and healthy....and I can't poison her with the lifestyle I've been living. Hopefully, with my new habits, she'll have healthy ones too. I've already seen a bit of a change in her; she has healthy snacks and she even helped me work out yesterday.

I have 162 pounds to lose; so far I've lost 8. Yes, I have a way to go. But, watch out...cuz here I come!!



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