Getting fit (getting this weight off me) is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. When Jamie over at See Jamie blog said she was going to start walking, but would like to post blogs about it so someone could hold her accountable, that's when I decided I was going to hop on the wagon and I was going to get some of this weight off me.
I've talked it over with my husband and I told him that this time I was going to lose the weight slowly so it would remain off. I told him I was not going to eat diet foods or drink diet drinks. I am going to eat what I want, just controlled portions and drink water most of the time, other than my glass of instant lemon tea once a day or every other day.
My goal is to eat what I want, exercise, and lose 1 1/2 to 2 pounds each week. I want the weight to come off slow. If I'm eating normal foods and exercising losing weight when I reach my goal I can slow up on my exercise to just a couple times each week. I'm thinking if my body is used to eating regular foods and exercising 4 to 5 times a week that possibly when I reach my goal I can continue to keep the weight off, but just not lose any more by lowering the exercise. Anyway, this is my plan.
Beginning weight:210 lbs.
Walked 18 miles - Lost 6 lbs.
Walked 12 miles - Lost 2 lbs.
My weight now is 202 pounds. Eight pounds gone and a lot more to go. I'll begin my 3rd week tomorrow.
By May 27, 2011 I want to be down to 196 pounds.
I have also been doing some sit ups at night. Last week I tried to do at least 12 each night before I went to bed. This week I raised it up to 15 before bed. I'm not sure what all else I'll be doing before this weight comes off me, but it's coming off by the help of the Lord.
It may take me 10 to 12 months to reach my goal of 125 pounds, but I intend on reaching it. Cheer me on as I exercise these pounds right off me.
We got caught on Matthew's Candid Camera (my hubby's not too happy about his before picture).
This is proof that we did walk and even took my dog, Prissie. Matthew says Prissie is the skinny one with four legs. LOL