Tip of the Day:

Glass of waterDrink a glass of water! If you are not a big fan of water, like myself, then this will truly be a test for you. I am going to replace one can of soda for one glass of water today. What I am going to do is get some of the WalMart brand lemonade sweetener and put that in my water. It is sugar free so that is a healthy option for me. I think if I am able to ‘mask’ the taste of plain water with that of lemonade, then I will be able to down a whole richer of water.

Putting it all out there…

It’s been just about 5 years since I gave birth to my third child. *yikes, where has the time gone?* It is now time to face the music. I need to lose weight. Not just a pound or two, but more along the lines of 30+ pounds. I don’t know when or how I got to this point, but for me, being the skinniest, thinnest family member, I am sadly no longer that person. Chalk it up to age, lack of energy, lack of time, what ever, the point being, I need to start making time for me so I can lose this weight. I may not eat the best foods so I will have to make small changes until I am back to eating fruits and veggies daily. It can be done! Then with exercise, yikes, I hate to exercise. Running hurts my feet, walking is boring, but I did find two activities that I enjoy, swimming and spinning…oh and I guess pilates. I’d really like a personal trainer but can’t afford one so I have to figure out the best plan of attack. With overweight family members it might be a struggle, but I have to do this.

Here’s where you come in. I need to be held accountable for my actions. I need support and encouragement. I have a tendency to do great for a week or two, then slack off completely. I can’t let that happen and I’d love for your help in making sure I don’t give up on myself. If you have any weight loss tips, suggestions, advice, dvd suggestions, routine planning, I would love to hear it. If you have any cooking ideas for someone who can’t stand anything fishy and doesn’t eat raw veggies, please share your recipes, food shopping tips, etc… I would love to hear from you as well.

My personal goal is to lose 40 pounds by my 40th birthday which is in November. It is doable, so it isn’t completely out of reach. Do you think I can do it? Do you think you’d wanna help me? Ugh, that means I need to shop for work out clothes, gym shoes and socks…maybe even one of those exercise things you see people wearing on their arms or waist…. so much to plan and prepare for.

My start date: June 25, 2009! I will have to weigh myself first and will edit that in here so I have a starting point. Not thrilled about posting it, but if it’s out there…I really need to just suck it up and do it already. I am certainly not getting any younger and it isn’t just ‘falling’ off like it used to. I’ll be back in a few hours to report my starting weight. Yikes, how many calories do I need to stay within!?!?!?