Friday, August 08, 2008

Weight, I am Too Fat

Yes, I know that is the wrong weight but humor me.

This Tuesday my husband and I started our new healthy way of eating. I have never dieted in my life. I was bulimic for years and have stayed away from actually dieting since being helped.

We decided to just watch what we eat and workout 3 days a week to start. Last year my husband was in the best shape of his life when he put himself on a plan.

It worked for him and I am now willing to do whatever it takes and since we are doing this together I am looking forward to sticking to it.

Since having bulimia I haven't stepped on a scale. I never wanted to make my weight about a number for fear that I would relapse if I saw it. Even while pregnant I told them not to mention my weight number unless it became a problem. I would get on the scale backwards and they would write it down, never showing or telling me.

We started on Tuesday.

The problem: My husband wanted me to get on the scale. He said, it's just a number and that's all it is. Let's see where we are starting and not think about it. I got on!

The ugly: I am going to say it, my weight that is, here it goes. 168. Yup, there it is. I put it here because being accountable is a big part of staying true to any weight loss plan. Right? Right!

The Eating: We wrote a list of what we would allow ourselves to eat and created a shopping list. As long as I feel there is variety I will be ok. My husband on the other hand can eat the same 3 things for months if that is what it takes.

The Workout: We are doing 3 days a week for now in the morning. We get up at 6:00 a.m. and workout for 45 minutes using tension bands and good old exercises such as push ups and sit ups. His words: We are not running a marathon we are trying to get healthy. As little reps with big results. If it takes 8 X to fatigue the muscle that is what it takes. It is all about form and results.

This week's meals: (coffee every morning and water all day long)
Breakfast - Wheaties with 1% milk
Lunch - Broth, and 1 small can of corn
Dinner - Turkey sandwich, wheat bread, mayo, lettuce and berries.

Breakfast - Wheaties with 1% milk
Snack - Apple
Lunch - Turkey wrap, mayo, lettuce
Snack - Strawberries
Dinner - Grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, brussel sprouts.

Breakfast - Wheaties and All bran with 1% milk
Lunch - Turkey wrap, mayo, lettuce
Dinner - Grilled eggplant and zucchini
Snack- Black berries

Breakfast - I forgot to eat
Snack - Chips and Salsa
Lunch - Salad and bowl of chili
Dinner - Blueberries

Yes, I know Friday was a sucky meal day but it was an extremely busy day. We left the house at 9:00 a.m. and returned at 4:45 p.m.

Tonight I brought home Wii fit and was a little discouraged as I got on the scale. My weight and BMI make my little Mii person very big. It also says I am obese and maybe I am fooling myself but I never saw myself as obese.

Not going to get down on myself because changed are being made and I am going to do the best I can to keep myself motivated to continue with the plan. Stay tuned.


  1. Good for you on deciding to get healthy. I'm in the same place myself: trying to kick the bad habits and start to work out regularly. With time and commitment, it'll pay off eventually!

    Bless you-


  2. Anonymous7:52 AM

    If it makes you feel any better, I've NEVER thought of you as 'obese'. AND for what's it's worth, many moons ago when I first started losing weight, I was pushin' 175...w00t!!! ;)

    My two cents (if your interested), the day you can step on the scale and KNOW that it's JUST a number...just a measuring gauge and not actually your self-worth that's digitally appearing in front of you, is the day that you will actually have moved beyond your past issues with eating. Your actual weight should just be 'stats' and not an emotional trigger.

    In my opinion, the best way to approach any change in exercise and diet is to look at it from a HEALTH standpoint and not a WEIGHT one. The changes that I made finally stuck when I made it about taking care of myself in an effort to give me a better (and possibly longer) quality of life. Not because I wanted to look good to other people.

    Getting up early to workout is THE best way to do it!

    I have total confidence in you and with The Teach by your side you'll be unstoppable!! Good luck :)

  3. Losing weight takes time. Slow and steady wins the race, right? In keeping healthy for myself and my family we've incorporated a family walk after dinner. A simple stroll around the neighborhood for 30 minutes or more depending on our moods. It's exercise but also gives us time to talk. Good Luck improving your health!

  4. Hey there Mrs. I know it took a whole lot to write that number. It's not how much weight you are because some one can be tone at that weight not only that you are also doing this to be healthy. There's no race to the finish line and no one to beat. It's just you, so take your time and do it the right way. Remeber we as women also have water retention during the month.

    Love you a bunch,

  5. Reese, Thank you for the support.

    Bekkah, I would never have thought 175 but thanks for telling me the number. I felt so big reading 168 even though I had been the same weight prior to getting on the scale. Thanks for the support you know I will be contacting you about this whole thing. My own personal nutricianist.

    Ma Val, How is my lucky winner? Thank you for the support. A family walk is a great way to get everyone on board.

    Sheress, You are correct! I think I am doing well so far. So far is the key term. I don't feel like I am missing out. I don't feel deprived all good things because I think that is where people tend to give up. Thanks for the support.


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