Wednesday, February 27, 2008


OK, time to fully embarrass myself. Remember quite a few weeks ago I posted about trying to lose weight? Well, I got off to a great start then got sick then did nothing. For Lent I gave up fast food and have done great, not a bite (alright, in the interest of full disclosure, I had one bite. Maybe two. I picked up a bunch of McD burgers and fries for the kids one day and took it to Jessica's while she ran out to the store. I was divvying up the food for the kids and I had 2 fries. I almost took a bite of a burger but decided not to. I am realizing Lent is more about just the sacrifice of giving something up. It is also about facing the temptation like Christ did, and having to overcome it.) ::tangent:: I was hoping not having fast food would help lower my weight but that hasn't been the case. 

I am obviously lacking on the internal motivation (which usually isn't much of a problem for me) so I am now turning external. Mud on my face for all the world to see (or ice cream and chips on my butt, hips and thigh area). I am now going to institute Weight on Wednesday (WoW-it was going to be Weigh-in Wednesday but WiW as an acronym isn't that cool). Now don't think I am going to go too crazy and post my weight for all the world to see...well not all the world, just those who read this which is generally people I know-which is even worse! And besides, I wouldn't provide much motivation if you all  knew I was 125 lbs trying to get down to 115 {for those who know me you can get off the floor now and stop laughing, for those who don't I have NEVER in my life weighed 125 lbs}. 
So, the plan is on Wednesday's to post how much I am down, up, or stagnate...hopefully down only.  I weighed myself this morning, and next Wednesday will be the first update. Maybe I will be like everyone else and make a second sidebar, to keep track of it all. I know others who are in the same boat right now, whether trying to lose a lot, a little, or just get healthy so if you wish to join in via your own blog or through my comments feel free. 
To our health...

4 people are laughing with me:

Auntie Nee said...

WoW you are brave. I am proud of you for doing it. I dont think I would be able to but being the GREAT sis that I am I guess I will join in. Just no laughing. by the way my new 17" macbook pro just came in


Jessica said...

I'm in!

Michelle said...

I'm in too. I plan to not eat.

Oh, and a warning. Next week, I think my results will be good, only because I've just recently (as in over the last 4 days) gained 3 pounds from eating my son's birthday cake and the really yummy pancakes he wanted for dinner. A few days of gluttony is usually only reflected on the scale for a few days.

Amy Caroline said...

I will do it too! I have lost my motivation here lately and this should help!! Plus we will keep each other on our toes too!

Now we need someone to make some fancy little picture for our side bar... maybe some voluptuous Renaissance babe with WOW written over her... lol