Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Change Numero Uno

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So, I joined a gym yesterday. Like I said, not a New Year's Resolution kind of person... thus waiting til January is almost over, right? I'm tired of my clothes never fitting right, or the ones that do, looking like tents or bed sheets hanging in my closet. Yep, I'm over it. I'm also over my knees and back aching for no apparent reason... other than the pressure they're under with all this weight I'm carrying around. While yes, I definitely want to look better, because let's face it, who doesn't? I also want to get fit. I want to be healthy. I want to feel good inside. I want to be an example for my kids. I want to live long and prosper... and all that other motivational crap. And, I want to wear shirts where my arms and shoulders show and not go "Eeww..." when I see the photos later.

I guess I should clear something up. I'm making myself sound like a whale here. I know I'm not huge by any means, but by the standards, I am obese. I'm short, so packing 172 lbs. on this little frame definitely shows. Yep, I said it. I put it out there for the world to see. Maybe that'll help hold me accountable.

That's it! I'll start an accountability thread. I'll post my progress, we'll say weekly. See how I'm doing. This'll be both for you and for me. You can cheer me on, or ridicule me. Either way, it'll be motivation :-) So let's get to it...

Starting weight:   172 lbs.
Current weight:                
Weight +/-:                      
Total weight loss:             
Short term goal:   160 lbs.
Goal weight:        145 lbs.

While I know 145 is still a bit much for someone who is 4'10", I was once down to 116 and looking back at the pictures, I think I look weird. Too skinny. I'm sure to someone who didn't know me I'd look perfectly normal. To me, it looked weird. Maybe by the time I hit 145 I'll feel differently and want to continue. We'll cross that bridge then. So, see ya next Tuesday!

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