Let’s not call it a New Year’s Resolution, since “turning over a new leaf” really has nothing to do with what I’m about to tell you guys. Well….it has everything to do with it, actually, but not just because it’s a new year.
The other day (like Wednesday, I think) I stepped on the scale. I hadnt been working out, or eating right, or anything like that, it was just because. The scale said 192 lbs. 1-9-2. Let that sink in. 192. Now, admittedly, on my 5’8″ frame, it doesn’t look huge. But man…….looking at that number feels big.as.hell.
To be completely transparent, it’s not like I gained some huge amount of weight all at once. I weighed about 196 the day that I found out I was pregnant with Izzy, and that’s about 10lbs up from where I was on my wedding day. I hovered around 160-170 (which is the “healthy” weight for my height, according to the charts) all through high school, so I guess that’s about 5-6lbs a year in weight gain, since I graduated in May 2005. But let’s not pat me on the back because my weight gain was gradual. Like, Do I deserve a medal or something for it? Why am I even telling you this, lmbo?
In any case, the goal is to lose 30lbs, by April 2nd, 2011. Only because April 1st is weird. And a secondary (but really, this one will come first) goal to have lost 20lbs by March 13th, 2011. Because that’s my 24th birthday 🙂 .
According to my calculations, if I burn 500 calories per day, and limit myself to a diet of 1800 calories per day, that should lead to weight loss of about 2-2.5lbs per week. 1800 calories is plenty, as long as I eat clean. I’ve come to realize that when I’m eating “real” food, the calories don’t add up nearly as fast as when I’m eating brownies that came out of a box. *light bulb*
For calorie burn, I’ll be running/walking, and when I can’t get myself out of the house (most likely because of the weather, and having to take Izzy out into it), I have my Just Dance 2, which is LOADS of fun, and definitely, DEFINITELY gets your heart rate up, and gets you burning calories.
I’m sure you guys are tired of hearing about how I’m going to lose weight, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. blah. I told my husband that I would only do as much as I could do. And losing this weight is something that I CAN do, with just the right amount of discipline and dedication. So no excuses this time, right? …………………..well….ya’ll know i’m prone to injury, so we’ll just pray about that, but DEFINITELY no excuses on eating properly. I mean, we eat healthy meals, because I cook just about every day, and I cook everything from scratch, so we dont really eat processed foods. It’s the snack cakes, and cookies, and LAWD, the pastries that get me everytime. *sigh* I can do this. I can do this. I can do it.