Friday, January 9, 2009

Remember my 35 by 35?

Ya, well, its didn't go so well.
I had "planned" to lose 35 pounds by the time I turned 35. Since my birthday is in 21 days, I can say with great confidence -THAT'S NOT HAPPENING!
So instead, I am taking Lee's advice and I am now planning to lose 35 pounds in my 35th year.

Today I took the first step - Sean and I went to the gym together and did an honest workout. I feel great! I am also going to commit to trying to eat better. So tonight its cajun chicken and salad.

The second step I need to take is OWNING this challenge for myself. I have always been a person who will "own" it whether it has to do with an opinion or choice I have made. And so to own this, I am going to do what a lot women would scoff at - admit my weight. I know that it is not about the number, it is about losing the inches, feeling better, etc. But when I have ignored the number in the past, it did nothing but get bigger. I think having it here in type will help inspire me.

Here it is. Today, January 9, 2009, my current weight is...... 197 lbs!

To put this in perspective for some, when I gave birth to my son Jonah almost 6 years ago I weighed in at 206lbs on the day of his delivery. I am a mere 9 lbs away from that weight!!

A friend of mine told me that she thinks its great that I can "accept" myself like this. Ummm, am I really giving people the impression that I am happy with my weight?? Because in case you missed the memo - I'M NOT! LOL

So here I am, OWNING this. I am not going to weigh myself until the end of the month, which ironically is one day after my 35 birthday.

Lets hope I start year 35 off a little lighter!


Cyn M said...

You and me both baby! :) All I can say is:
Go Char Go! You CAN do this! Good for you for taking the initiative!!!
Can't wait to see your progress....

Anonymous said...

You Go Girl!!!

Becky said...

Good luck Char!
You can do it! It will take a lot of hard work and dedication but I will be here cheering you on. A couple of years ago I lost 40lbs and have managed to keep it off---so, yes it can be done!

Colleen said...

I am so proud of you! I know you will do it, because when you set your mind to something... you don't stop util it is done.
Keep the Faith!

Jayne said...

I am in your corner Char! I still have 20 pounds to reach my goal and I plan to be there this year!! We can encourage one another! {hug}