Yyyeeaaahhh it’s that time of year. The time when we all make resolutions and goals and promises to get fit…. only to succumb to Oreo’s by Superbowl. (what? you dont make it that far? Me either)
Anyway. Where was I?
My friend Julie posted a blog earlier this week talking about how she hated “candid” photos of herself, and that was part of her main motivation for getting the weight off this year. I concur. If there is one thing I dread about every big event, it is knowing there will be pictures – which I love and hate at the same time. I love love love having pictures of myself with my loved ones…. that is if hey are head shots and I have my head just suchaway that my “Jones chin” does not show. And if I am not facing the camera…. forget it.
So Julie has started Motivated Monday to help keep herself on track and accountable for getting the weight off by updating her progress weekly. Since I am all about jumping on the “get fit” bandwagon (and do not fall off quite as quickly when I have someone yelling at me) I decided I would jump in.
I have never really done a “weight loss” routine and certainly nothing public – so this is kinda new territory for me. I am hoping that it keeps me super accountable, since I know I still have a few people who still “check in on me” via this blog. I guess at least I can use that as motivation. Once I say (type?!) it – wow my chest just caved in – then it is set in stone… no going back once I hit publish. Yikes.
Julie is using the 17 Day Diet which she has had a remarkable first week with. I on the other hand am sticking to my guns about eating “clean” – more because I think that it is going to have to be a lifestyle change for me, and eating clean is something I can stick to for a very long time…. like nine days so far for instance. But I never want to see pictures like THIS again:
I have drank nothing but water for the last nine days…. right, as in NO WINE for nine days. I have eaten lean meats, tons of veggies, and a couple fruits, although most of the fruits I like are not in season right now. I have not eaten any bread, with the exception of a yellow corn pop muffin that I made in the cake pop maker today. I nearly killed myself on the treadmill two days ago and I am heading back to abuse myself some more – this time taking my beating from the elliptical. I have no idea if I have lost an ounce… but I am in a size smaller jeans than the ones I am wearing in this picture, so that alone makes me happy.
And I refuse to get near a scale. I got in the habit of weighing in every single day, and nothing will put you in tears faster than having a “perfect” day and putting on two WTF pounds. So I will weigh in on Mondays – JUST for this meme – and then I am staying away from it the rest of the week.
If you want to join in and stay motivated with us to lose weight this year, link up over at www.SoberJulie.com and grab the button while you are there. I am sure it is going to be a comical… yet successful… adventure.