Less of Paige

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

3 More Days

In three whole days I will, honestly and truly, begin going to the gym. I know I said that almost a week ago, but clearly that was not a possibility. The gym reopens on Friday. I'll be the one in the purple, old, suit, with the bathing cap, out of breath, in the pool. Picking up a class schedule. Uh-huh, that will be me.
The hubby and I decided that we will begin eating well next week. This week seemed like such a waste, seeing as he's all kinds of stressed out due to beginning teaching, and we can't exercise anyways, right. No reason to do this whole healthy thing halfway. No sirree bob.
I should be in a real fun mood next week.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Reasons to....

I can think of two reasons NOT to lose weight:
1. I like food.
2. I'm lazy.

Clearly these are not good reasons to do anything, never mind remain as unhealthy and unfit as I currently am. So I am working on reasons why I should lose weight, why I WANT to lose weight (and I DO):
In no particular order
1. I don't like the way I look.
2. I'm not healthy.
3. My bras don't fit.
4. I weigh more than I have ever weighed.
5. I get winded climbing a flight of stairs.
6. I want to feel sexy again.
7. The pictures of me from a year and a half ago. After all that hard work.
8. I do NOT want to buy new clothes in a size I hate.
9. It sucks to aspire to be a 16. I used to run from 16s.
10. I refuse to have to buy a new fall/winter wardrobe in this huge size that I intend to never be again. What a waste of money.
11. I want to wear all the cute clothes I own in sizes 12-16.
12. I want to have to buy a new fall wardrobe, for next year, in like a size 10. That would be a GOOD use of money.
13. I don't want to have problems with getting pregnant. And I know excess weight doesn't help.
14. While pregnant, at some point, I want to avoid any unnecessary problems. This IS something I can control.
15. After I have kids, I want a healthy lifestyle. So I can keep up with them.
16. I'm tired of only having 6 outfits I can wear in public. Most of them not even are not flattering but still sorta kinda fit. Which is more than I can say for the rest of my voluminous wardrobe. (is that how you spell voluminous?)
17. I want to look cute in the Christmas pictures this year. Not like a marshmallow.
18. I want to beat my sister at our next bet. I can't keep buying her clothes.
19. Ann Taylor Loft. Enough said.
20. All the rest of the stores.

That's ten times the reasons to lose weight than not to. And the reasons to are much, much better.

The gym re-opens on Friday. I'll be there, with my bathing suit on. I'll get a copy of the class schedule. Go me. Till then... ??

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Plan

You have to have a plan in order to lose weight, right? So I'm going to have a Plan. Not a diet, not an "exercise regime". Just a plan.

Here's my first attempt at a plan. This way I can keep track of how well I do, according to the Plan:
~Eat fruits and veggies every day (even on the weekends)
~Eat an appropriate serving of ice cream, in an actual ice cream bowl and not a french onion soup crock
~Exercise 4x per week.
~Drink water
~Try to eat foods only with nutritional value.

That's the Plan. We'll see how it goes.


Since I last posted, my husband and I did join a gym. Go us! Have we used it? Noooo.... In our (my) defense, we joined Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, they went into "shutdown" for Repairs. I babysat on Thursday, hung out with my friend and her daughters Friday (the ones I babysat for on Thursday) and today is Saturday, day one of Shutdown. I figure, why start something when you're going to have to stop. No sense getting in the groove when you're just going to have to get out of the groove, if you know what I mean. So we'll start next week. Friday, cuz Thursday is the last day of Shutdown.
Since I posted about losing weight on Wednesday, I have eaten many meals full of fat, sugar, and carbs. Because what's the point of eating well if you can't exercise?
So far this isn't going well.

Here's some motivation for me: a picture of me, over a year ago, at my bridal shower:

(That's Jill, the friend I went shopping with, and Jewel, her older of two daughters. I'm the redhead. And I'm a good... 45-50 pounds lighter here than I am now)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Khalil and me. :) Last month.

So. Today my husband and I join a gym.
And I start a blog. All about my journey to lose weight, eat better, overall be healthier.
My husband started a blog. All about... his random thoughts. And I thought- I want a place to put my journey- the hills, the valleys, of my weight loss.
And if people read it, and maybe it helps someone other than me, awesome.

So today I join a gym and start a blog.

Maybe it won't be just about weight loss/ the journey of getting healthy. But mostly it will.

My starting weight: 214 pounds.
My starting activity level: slug-like
My starting eating habits: Junk-food-aholic.

Actually, today I had a good lunch. Veggies with lite Ranch dressing. Lite yogurt with granola.

And now I'm starving. So I'm probably going to get something to eat. To make it through the day, you know. And tomorrow I'll let you know how I ate, the experience of joining the gym, and the plan. The Paige Getting Healthy Plan.