Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Road to Skinny Jeans, is Paved With Country Crock.


It's Wednesday, so you must know that means I am linking up with ShortMama over at Family of Shorts for her fat to fit journey known as "Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans".

This week's assignment? To update you on our progress from the goals we set last week, and then to outline our goals from our starting point, to where we want to be.

To say that I slipped up this week, would only be about the biggest understatement of the year. First, I slipped, then I slid, then momentum picked up as I did a full on "Wesley" roll down the hill of progress (As You Wiiiish!!!). That's one slippery slope, that is for dang sure! I could give a million excuses as to why I did not do perfectly on my first week, but instead, I'm just going to say, that I was doing really well for about 3 days, and then the weekend came. I failed at my "increase activity" goal, which made me more likely to snack...just like I knew it would. I realized that I not only need to quit bad habits and start good ones, but I also need to set up "cheats" for myself. Little indulgences, that I have deemed "okay" so I can "slip up" without the guilt, that will inevitably make me throw my hands up in the air and say "I quit". That is my next step. Hopefully, by next week, I will be able to tell you what my "cheats" will be.

We were supposed to weigh ourselves, and come to terms with the weight that we are right now. Well, I haven't weighed myself since Friday, but I can tell you, that for the last 4 months, I have been weighing myself 4-5 times a week (thanks to my Wii) and it has always shown the same basic number. I will not share that number with you, but I will tell you, that it contains an 8, a 1, and a 6. If any of you smart alecs tell me I look like I weigh 816 pounds, I may slug you, so don't go there! According to BMI (Body Mass Index) I need to lose about 45 pounds, in order to no longer be considered "overweight". However, if I lost that much, because of how tall I am, (5' 8") I worry that I may look unhealthy. So, instead, I am not going to focus on the number on the scale, or my BMI, and instead focus on measurements, and how my clothes fit. I would like to lose inches in my hips, thighs, and waist...and maybe even tone up my old lady arms. After all, I look like I'm trying to take flight when I fold sheets. It's just embarrassing!

I will continue to preplan my lunches, and get back on the breakfast train, and pick up the pace with exercise for sure. If anyone has any ideas for some decadent treats, that would not erase a days worth of progress, please channel them my way...I can use all the help I can get!


MiMi said...

You are tall!!! I know you are going to do well. I can feel it. :)
Also...My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Good luck!

Angel said...

haha someone beat me to the Princess Bride comments, I now need to go watch that movie! lol Thanks for having me dig through movie boxes at 1:01 am, at least I am getting exercise!! I know that you will do well I can feel it in my bones!
so if we can't say 816, how about681? lol no, I know you aren't that but I felt all smart alacky

Xazmin said...

Sym, sym, SYM! I have missed you so much! I am jumpin on this soon as I can make it over to Shortmama's and get the scoop!

My friend brought over some brownies made from...wait for it... black beans! They were GOOD believe it or not..I will get you the recipe!

shortmama said...

Oh good are killing me with the Princess Bride reference!! Just like Chicken is a new day...pick yourself up after the slide and start to climb back up the stairs!

Anonymous said...

One of my sons is reading "The Princess Bride" that I neatly put on my bookshelf to entice! We all love that movie!

I also loved your pointers. They reinforced what I recognized were my downfalls - like needing to prepare meals and cheat snacks!

best of luck!

CJ Sime said...

It is fantastically smart to judged things on how your clothes are fitting.

I know something you don't know.

CJ Sime said...

I am not left handed either

Myya said...

I too slid, tumbled, totally nose-dived from goals. Yeah, I pretty much suck! This is why I have not linked up to Shortmama... I feel guilty. I am waiting till I do good for a few days in a row & then maybe I'll do it. Uggghhhh I hate stupid weight!

beckyjune said...

I LOVE the "Princess Bride" reference. I, too, need to get moving on my exercise stuff- I just wish that chocolate didn't taste so good. At least I don't eat Sami-sized bowls of ice cream anymore, and I've been trying to cook more from scratch and eat more fruits and veggies. For a healthy snack I like apples and peanut butter.