Starting Day One, April 29, 2012

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Accountability.  In my opinion, one of the most important motivating aspects of any health journey.  You must be accountable first to yourself, then to others who want for you the same things you want for you.  

Encouragement.  Essential for achieving your goals.  You need to surround yourself with people who will continuously encourage you to keep on the path to your journey.

Support.  Vital. Need I say more?  Give me a support circle of friends and family who want me to succeed as much as I want to succeed and it will happen.

Progress. Must report progress.  Once a week, every Sunday.  So in order to do this, we need some starting figures. I can’t believe I’m throwing this all out in public, but here goes.

Starting Weight (4/29/12): 252.6

Waist Measurement: 48″

Hip Measurement: 52.5″

Right/Left Arm: 13.5″/13.5″

Right/Left Thigh: 23.25″/24″

So there is the picture all painted up for you.  I need help.  I’m desperate for help.

I know HOW to do this. I’m tired of setbacks. I’m tired of starting over, only to find weight GAIN instead of loss.  I’m relying on you all for encouragement and help to reach my goal of 160#.  That’s almost 100 pounds of weight to come off.  I know I can do this.  I KNOW IT.  But not alone.  I need help… accountability, encouragement and support, in order to give you progress.

In this blog, I’ll post daily if I’m able to meet the challenges you present to me, whether they be activity or nutrition related.  I believe every small change can help, so please don’t hold back.  Push me.  Make me shamefully report to you if I simply was not able to meet your challenge.  I’m relying on you all, so please post on here as much as you like.  I’ll post daily here, but will make every effort to not post progress but once a week.  I’m a scale addict so that’s something I need to work on breaking.

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2 responses »

  1. How wonderful that you are going on this journey. Find a Farmers Market. Forgo all the sugary pops and snack foods at the grocery. Just avoid having them staring you down at home. Eating better is ultimately more beneficial for all of your family members. Fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Change little things, which will turn into bigger things: change from 2% to 1% milk, eat whole grains ( if you do carbs), grilled not fried, olive oil not butter, water not pop…Start anew in your heart healthy habits. Try new fun activities. So many people HATE to workout, but there must be some activity you’d enjoy. I love Zumba, swimming, or aerobics. Choose something you like, an activity which doesn’t seem like work. Take a walk with your honey to clear your head. If you belong to a gym, pay for a trainer for a little while until you get a routine. Hope something resonates with you. Stay off the scale! Good luck. Monica

  2. Monica, thank you! For the most part, we eat healthy majority of the time. I used to hate exercising… then I did it 6 days a week and loved it, then got out of the habit. It’s getting back IN to those good habits that is the major challenge right now. Thank you for your support and encouragement! I’m attempting to stay off the scale until next Sunday, but we’ll see how that goes!

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