Monday, June 28, 2010

Finding Me Mondays - For me, today is all about motivation! Link up to your story!

This week's weigh in! I haven't taken pictures yet, except with my kids and I use them to hide me normally, but I will and measurements when I can figure out where my boys put the tape measure!
Monday, June 21st: 203.5 lbs, Size 14
Monday, June 28th: 200.0 lbs, Size 14
This week I cut out soda, except for one diet coke, reduced the sugar in my one cup of coffee to two teaspoons, switched to plain iced tea, and really watched my diet. I am limited physcially (my heart just can't take streneous exercise) in hard exercise, so I made sure to take a flight of stairs when I could, assembled our new bikes, and the bike trailer for our kids, and stopped asking my husband (who only weighs 145 lbs) to get everything for me! I also park a little farther back in the parking lot to get some extra walking in when I go shopping.

I'm motivated to lose the weight...and ready to drop another 20 lbs so that hopefully my heart arrythmia will stop inhibiting my ability to exercise the way I used to...I miss kick-boxing and spinning classes! Really, I just miss being able to be somebody's workout buddy! :(  It's amazing what you miss when you are told you can't do something anymore and realize when you push it a little too hard that maybe the doctor wasn't kidding....I still think that 5 to 8 minutes is a little too little, but I'll start at 15 minutes and work up to more! (Sorry for the dis last week, Dr. Shah!)

My motivation!
So when I mentioned it was all about motivation, what did I mean? Well this week, I dug into the back of my closet and dug out my favorite red's not a favorite because I always wore it pre-kids, nope, I loved it when I first saw it in the store in September 2004 and was so excited it fit! It was a size 6 (the first size 6 since high school, I weight 160 lbs when I bought this dress, it's stretchy)! Note, it still has the tags on it...I never had a chance to wear it while it still fit before I gained all the weight, regardless of the excuse to why I gained the weight, being sick, two kids later, two c-sections later, mild post-partum depression, and lots of traveling and not eating right and this is where I am....starting at 203.5lbs! It will be slow this time but I'm going to do it!

In addition to my motivation, I figured that I had to motivate my husband as well! He can eat just about anything now with his exercise schedule (he was heavy in high school and lost weight) and was always offering me sweets! So wrapped in a nice box, he received a gorgeous chemise in midnight blue from Frederick's of Hollywood in a Size Small! I told him that if he helped me stay motivated, it would fit next year! He hasn't offered any sweets this weekend, so I think it's working! You can click the link if you're curious, I didn't include a picture in case some were easily offended! I know I won't look like the model, but hey, who the hell does anyway...I'm not worried about that!

Join me in the journey of finding yourself, whether it's weight loss or something else by linking up below! We could all use some support!



Elle Monday, June 28, 2010 at 5:55:00 PM CDT  

LOVE the idea of the motivation gift for your husband! I bet he'll keep the sweets to himself now!

Beth Monday, June 28, 2010 at 9:52:00 PM CDT  

I hope it will work for him! Now I have to figure out an explanation for my kids!

Patty-Cake Manners Friday, July 2, 2010 at 6:58:00 AM CDT  

Hello! Just stopping by from New Friend Friday. Good for you for starting a weight loss journey!! I'm currently doing the same, and started at just a little higher than your beginning weight. Love your idea for motivating not only yourself, but your hubby to help out too! Best of luck! We can do it!! :)

MarfMom Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 2:11:00 AM CDT  

What a beautiful dress! I'm going to remember that idea of a motivation gift for the husband when I try to lose this baby weight in a few months.

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