It’s Tuesday, May 8th, and I’m kicking off my May Day Weight Loss Challenge hosted by Tales from the Scales (Finding that Skinny Girl One Pound at a Time). Here are the instructions from the site:
On Tuesday, May 8th, you post on your blog:
How much weight you want to lose: 16 lbs.
Your weight history: After I had three children, I joined Weight Watchers and lost 35 lbs. I exercised regularly and was meticulous about following my plan. I lived by the WW unofficial motto: “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” I cannot tell you how good it felt to be below my target weight for several years. Coincidentally, because of concurrent depression, it was also one of the most unhappy times in my life. Ironically, I’m overweight again, but I’m pretty happy in life. Now if I could just get the two (weight and life) to jibe, that would be great. By the way, I proudly claim that as a WW leader, it was I who originated the phrase, “When you say ‘Supersize my fries!’ you might as well say, ‘Supersize my thighs!’” Seriously!
What other goals you have for this challenge (creating activity, cutting out soda, etc.) and any weaknesses you have:
I hope to continue walking/running. I will not completely eliminate but will drastically cut back on: Peanut M & Ms, cookies of all kinds, Reese Cups, Hershey Kisses, smoothies, ice cream, cake, brownies, highly caloric salad dressings, and Flaming Cheetos. And that’s just breakfast! (Ha.) Weaknesses would, not-so-surprisingly, be the list preceding this. Other weaknesses include but are not limited to: over-eating when I’m happy or celebrating, overeating in a group and during weekends. I also get discouraged easily on the scale. Another weakness is verbally flogging myself when I eat badly. Routine: Eat too much, get on scale, flog myself, diet for one day, begin eating poorly again for various excuses, get on scale, flog myself . . . .
Report your loss/gain for that week on Tuesday.
I think I’d like to try this. How about you? It would give us a lot to share about, wouldn’t it? And we could encourage each other through the inevitable plateaus. Even if we don’t lose tons of weight, it might keep us from gaining more. Anyway, I’m diving in. But I’m not holding my breath. That would make my cheeks chubbier and my tummy look bigger!