Last week I was thinking that there is no reason why I couldn't get up each morning and take my daughter to school and then drive 5 minutes further and go for a walk at my favorite park that overlooks Dana Point Harbor.
Today I walked! It was the first time that I put on my tennis shoes and walked in a long time. I am hoping that just because I have not posted in here since January that that doesn't really mean that I haven't exercised in that long, but I fear it might.
I know that I walked in Big Bear but that wasn't at home on an exercise regimen. That doesn't really count.
Last weekend, I got on the scale. I knew that my clothes were feeling snug and tighter so I did the dreaded thing and yes, sure enough I have gained.
This is not what was supposed to happen. So, I decided that today would be the day. I had a healthy chicken sandwich for lunch and a light salad and I will be having a healthy dinner. I hope that this is the beginning of something good.
My next vacation isn't until the end of January except for time away for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I will have no major obstacles to get in my way.
I saw another mom who posted on her Facebook wall the things that she saw on her walk and asked if she would mind if I would blog about what I saw on my walk and she said that it would be great. So, here it is!
We forgot to post last week and share our first week's weigh in results! We are going to be weighing in on Friday nights.
We were both so surprised at the numbers! I am so proud of my friend, SD Girl!
Are you ready for this? (Last week's results!)
SDGirl lost......10.5 lbs!!! She was at 247.5 lbs!!!
I lost 5.5 lbs! I was at 235.5 lbs!
I was so excited for her!!!
When I saw that she lost 10.5 lbs, I told her I am going to start walking next week and I was actually looking forward to it. Then, Saturday, I was walking in the snow in Big Bear and I twisted my ankle.
So, no walking for me for a couple weeks at least.
Do you have any other suggestions on what kind of exercise I can be doing with a twisted ankle?
We will see how we do tonight when we weigh again.
Woot! We have made it to Day 3 and we are both doing really well.
SD Girl is surviving without her Starbucks run each morning. She said last night that her stomach is talking to her and in her words, "my stomach is pissed off". See why she is my bff?
Yesterday was a celebration in my family and I did very well. I didn't drink all 80 ounces of water but I did get about 60 ounces in so that was pretty close. I have made healthy choices. I have been eating protein, fruits, and vegetables. No fried foods. No fast foods. No soda. Nothing to drink but water. I guess I need to start drinking some milk.
My daughter is quite impressed with my healthy food choices and I asked her what she would do if I really did lose the weight and she said, "We can share clothes!" I remember being her size, actually, I was once smaller than her. I once was a size 3. I once was a skinny minnie. Long story on how I am now a size 22. That is another post for another time.
Oh, I still have not fit in exercising yet. I have had a lot of work to do this week. I am trying to start in baby steps, drinking water, healthy food choices, then I will add some daily walks. I am not sure I am ready to hit the gym just yet. I feel like I would only last about 5 minutes there.
Last night I looked around my bar area* at home and saw this just sitting there and thought that this would be a fun way to remember to drink my water each day. You can't really tell by the picture, but on the back of it it has the lines to measure the ounces. When this is completely full, it holds about 40 ounces. It helps too that it is the color of this blog so it reminds me that I will need to be accountable later.
Last night before I went to bed, I filled it up with water and ice, added a couple slices of lemon, and put it in the refrigerator. When I was leaving for work this morning, I went and grabbed it.
This is a big first step for me since I do not normally drink very much water throughout the day.
What first step did you take today?
* I do not normally drink alcohol, this was something that SD Girl and I happened to share at the Las Vegas Margaritaville while we were there over the summer ~ our one drink the entire week.
Update: Received a text from SD Girl, she's not having a great morning. She commutes from San Diego to Los Angeles every day for work and ordered an iced tea from Starbucks this morning instead of a frapuccino. She said that she almost fell asleep driving.
So a week or so ago, my best friend says to me that at the start of the new year, she is going to lose weight. I knew that if she was going to lose the weight, I was going to jump in and get healthy as well.
I figure it would be the most successful way to go. We gained it together, we might as well lose it together. When I mentioned to her about sharing our experience in a blog, we knew that we would want to do it anonymously. We didn't want to share our real names and have it posted on the internet for just anyone to read about. So, for now, this blog is written by "OC Girl". "SD Girl" is my best friend. She lives in San Diego and I live in Orange County.
We have agreed that we would officially start tomorrow ~ Monday, January 3, 2011. Our first major challenge will be at the end of January when we plan on going to Las Vegas for a week!