You may wonder WHO the header of this post refers to. Well, gentle reader, that would be ME. After stepping on the scale a few weeks back, I have determined that I am going to get back to a better version of me.
Sure, I have plenty of excuses as to why the scale hasn’t budged (at least in the RIGHT direction) for the last few years. Some of these include:
- I’m over 40 now and my metabolism has dropped to seemingly nothing.
- I’m on medications that can cause puffiness and weight gain.
- I do my elliptical or treadmill at least 3-4 days each week, so the extra weight is “muscle“.
There may well be some truth to all of the above, but I’ve decided that despite my litany of reasons why I don’t see the little, smaller, cuter me looking back in the mirror, I am determined that I WILL someday see her again. :)
My wonderful hubby presented me with an early birthday gift, a FitBit Charge HR. Don’t worry; he knew I had researched the various devices and really wanted to get the FitBit. He is awesome and says he loves me no matter what, so it was not a push to get me to look better. <3 I want to do it for me so that I can be healthier, be around longer for my family and wear adorable outfits and even skinny jeans again.
I know I have a LONG journey ahead of me. I like food too much to restrict my calories to nearly nothing, so based on limiting my calories by about 250/day, the MyFitnessPal app which I’m using to track food and exercise, tells me that I can reach my goal and be 30.2 lbs lighter by November of 2016. YIKES!!! I know, I know, waiting 15 months to see my fitness goals realized seems like a very long time. I’m hoping that I can reach it before then, but I also know that I need to stick with a system that is easy and one in which I don’t restrict every food item that I have liked up to this point. I’m going to try the same tactic with food as I have with my belongings. If it does not or will not bring me joy, I will avoid it. This leaves me room to have the pizza, steak, pasta or desserts that I love, but as a treat that I savor and not a dish that I devour. :)
By posting this on my little blog, I am taking a step toward more accountability. With the help of my new FitBit and my MapMyWalk, MyFitnessPal and FitBit apps and encouragement from my family, friends and all of you lovely readers, I hope to be able to be happier, healthier and smokin’ hot (haha) by the finale of my fifteen month foray! :) I’ve managed to stick to my 8000 steps a day goal, even though I’m sometimes walking around my house or walking in place in my bedroom to complete it! ;)
If it’s gonna be, it’s up to me! (Words of wisdom from a former Weight Watchers Coach) Wish me luck!