Sunday, June 14, 2009

True Confessions

I'm lookin' to be kept on the straight and narrow.

It's certainly no secret that I love me some chocolate (thus the title of this blog).
I, therefore, eat chocolate every single day!
I am a sugar junkie!
I detest MOST veggies.
I have spent very little time exercising since my highschool sporty days.
I adore french fries -mmmm!
White bread is my favorite.

And when I lay it all out there like that I suppose it should come as no surprise that I have gained a lot of weight over the last 13 years. And by a lot of weight I mean about 65 lbs. Yeah, that much.

I recently hit a number on the scales that I thought I'd never see - I vowed I'd never be that person, the one who "let it go". Boy, was I wrong?

And now for the second time, I have started counting points on Weight Watchers.

The first time was a success for me - I followed the rules, cut back, tried to exercise at least a few times a week, and I got down to a comfortable weight for me. But I started slacking and packed on the pounds again. I gained more the second time around and now I have a lot more to lose.

Knowing that I technically failed was a huge discouragement for me for a long but I finally had to let that go and start over again. I have to keep reminding myself of how great I felt at a healthy weight and just focus on the goal.

I'm a realist - I really don't want to be at the same weight as in high school. That just doesn't seem reasonable anymore.

I will eat chocolate still - that's just me, I won't deny myself that pleasure.
I will cut down on the white bread - I try to limit myself to once a week - and have more whole grains.
I will exercise at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes.
I will include veggies in my diet.
I will ease up on anything fried.

My current goal is to lose about 12 lbs before I go on vacation to New Brunswick for a friends wedding at the end of June. My final goal is to lose a total of 43 lbs by the end of October. I am very proud to say that I have already, in the past month, lost 10 lbs! Yay ME!!

I'm telling you all that to say this - I need you to keep me motivated. I need someone to answer to. I can't attend Weight Watchers meetings anymore. I don't have a place to go and "weigh-in" other than my own bathroom. I want to be accountable. I need to do this! I want to look decent in a bathing suit's not too much to ask is it? I'm sure the hubster will be more than happy for that day to come...haha!

So, every week I will do a short post to fill you in on my progress. I normally weigh myself on Saturday mornings and then start the new week of points. I have a "ticker" at the bottom of my blog page to track my pounds lost.

Wish me luck!


Tara said...

YAY Myrna - amen SISTER!!! It's embarrassing to write about (I KNOW), I've failed 3 times (how embarrassing is that)! On the bright side, you never had to quit smoking (like myself), because this was an easy 35 lbs extra (how embarrassing).

YOU CAN DO IT - I know you can. LOOK at you go(ing) already!!! WAY to go!!

Can't wait to see or hear your process! Keep up the great work!

Quirky Christa said...

That's awesome....10lbs! Congrats. We'll be here for you, cheering for you the whole way :)

MonicaR said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll reach your goals!!