Friday, February 19, 2010

Sick of it!

I am tired of being overweight!

Well, of being fat. I'm always going to be overweight. But I don't have to weight this much. I officially classify myself as fat these days.

That's not to say I am not a good-looking gal. I am. See? (Full disclosure: I've put on about 10 pounds since that photo was taken.)

So how am I going to do this? I've given up coffee for the extra calories; switched most of my breakfasts to Slim Fast; concentrate on having a sandwich and bag of baked chips for lunch (instead of the Full Monty available in my work's cafeteria); and keep string cheese and sugar-snap peas on hand for an afternoon snack.

What then, you might ask, is my freakin' problem? In list format, it is this:
  • I haven't been to the gym in two weeks. I HAVE been walking/hiking with my dog, but not on a dedicated, gym scale. Maybe three good hikes a week, and an easy mile or so walk on the other days. At the gym, though, I was dedicated to running between 3 and 4 miles, and throwing in some strength training days, too.
  • Donuts. Cake. And anything else that "helpful" coworkers bring in to the office.
  • Trader Joe's dark chocolate raspberry sticks. Can I just blame all the world's problem on those things?
Now that I've identified my problem, let me take some steps to correct it:
  • Committ to an hour of EXERCISE five times a week. Could be a hike, could be a walk, could be a gym session. But I need to sweat. For an extended period of time.
  • Give up cake and donuts for Lent. That would leave me an out with some chocolate treats and fruit salad, but keep the worst of my demons from my door.
  • Finish the darn box of raspberry sticks, and not buy another!
I think that'll give me a start. Wish me luck.
Bookmark and Share

1 comment:

  1. First of all...calling yourself "fat" is starting off on the wrong foot, in my opinion. If you're trying to take better care of yourself. Be nice to yourself psychically and emotionally. Don't judge! So, you've gained some weight. You'll lose it, you know it, I know it and god dammit I know there are other people who know it too! Now, my beautiful friend who feels uncomfortable in her own skin 'right now,' good luck on your achievable goal. You can TOTALLY do it!!!! :)