Monday, February 28, 2011

Weight Loss Vlog?

A friend of mine has put up a vlog entry on youtube, and I told her now that she decided to do it I just HAD to do it as well.  I've toyed around with the idea of a vlog for a while, but never got around to doing one.  I keep finding excuses not to.

I pose a question to you though.

What would you like to see in a diet/weight loss vlog?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bag of Taters

Go to your grocery store and pick up a 10 pound bag of potatoes.  Hold it in one hand and heft it up and down a few times.  Get a real good feel for it.

Now, strap it to your waist and carry it around with you all day?

You don't want to do that?

Well, I don't either. I don't think anyone in their right mind would.

Now, that 10 pound bag is what I've shed myself of in the past couple of weeks.  That's right, the scale has FINALLY started moving.  I went from dropping a pound every 2 weeks, to droping 1 to 2 pounds a day.

I am a realist.  I realize I'm not going to keep up this amazing poundage outage for very long, and it will probably screech to a halt very soon, but its still an amazing feeling to wake up, step on that scale, and have the number be smaller every day.

10 pounds.  Its amazing.

My gut hates me.  Right now it is growing at me, and I just ate lunch.  It is saying, "Is that ALL? C'mon woman I'm still hungry!"

Now, I've made HUGE steps in changing my diet, mostly in the past 2 weeks.

The next step is making changes in my lifestyle, namely in my exercise.

Right now the weather is PERFECT for getting outdoors and going for a walk.  Walking is good.

BUT, before too my longer its going to be hotter than Satan's Sauna out there and I would really like to have a treadmill before that  happens.

So, who wants to help me FUND MY FITNESS?  Keep eyes peeled to find out how you can help a fat chick out.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Did my belt strech?

I've lost 7 pounds since the start of the year.  Even though no one has yet said to me, "Are you losing weight?" I can notice it on myself when I look in the mirror.  My second chin is receding.  Its a wonderful feeling.

I'm also horribly disappointed because I've ONLY lost 7 pounds since the start of the year.  Once upon a time I could have whipped off 15 pounds by now.   I could never KEEP it off, but I could get it off quick.

Goes to show that it really can be harder to drop the weight as you get older.

Meanwhile, I've had to put another hole in my belt, but I don't seem to have dropped any actual pant sizes.  My size 20's are still the same amount of too small for me even though my 22's are falling off.  And that doesn't seem to make any sense to me at all.