Tuesday, February 01, 2005

And the reasons are....

I spent a long time last night thinking of the reasons I want to do this and this is the list I have come up with:

  1. I want to be able to recognize the person in the mirror
  2. I don't want to have to use the covers to "hide" the rolls when I am with my husband
  3. I want to be able to walk through the store without getting winded
  4. I want to walk into any clothing store and know that I will find something that fits
  5. I want my back to not hurt after a day of work
  6. I don't want to get diabetes because I didn't take care of myself
  7. I don't want to have Surgery to beat this fat (I don't think surgery is the easy way out btw, I seriously considered it for a long time)
  8. I want to get on the boat in the summer and not feel like it is going to capsize
  9. I don't want to worry about seat belts fitting around me when I get into someone's car
  10. I want to have children
  11. I want to feel better at 30 than I did at 20
  12. I don't want to feel pain in my shins when I walk
  13. I want more energy

There are so many reason I could think of to lose this weight. I'm excited and I'm really motivated. I think my next thing will be little rewards for myself.

My husband and I went for a walk last night and I was so disappointed in myself. I've been doing the 1 mile Walk Away The Pounds Tape and was getting ready to move on to the 2 mile tape. My sweet husband has been doing it with me but for a change of pace we thought we would go walk a mile around the track by the highschool. Well, I didn't make it. My shins burned so bad at half a mile I had to stop and could barely make it back to the car. I don't understand what the difference was between that walk and the tapes I've been doing but I didn't like it one bit. I'm think about going to see the doctor about it but I don't know if it's just something I should work through and see if it works its self out. I don't know maybe I will give it a couple more chances before call the doc.

My husband has been too good to me when it comes to supporting me. He got his whole mechanics shop to start Weight Watchers at work just because he thought it would make it easier to support me at home. And I can't believe how funny that seems to me picturing a bunch of burly mechanics sitting at WW meeting. He's been exercising with me every night and even eating right. Of course he lost 10 pounds in one week. But I know guys lose faster and I couldn't be happier he is doing all of this for me. I have the best husband in the world.

I think tonight I will sit down and think up some rewards for myself along the way... there is this new pair of shoes I've been dying for....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm writing about the pain in your shins. Stretching before you walk will help. If you had a treadmill, I would recommend setting the incline to 5%. Walking uphill has less of an impact on your shins.
It will go away with repetitive training.
I, myself am terribly overweight. I used to be 6' 1" and 195 lbs. I now weigh over 330 lbs and am so depressed I barely know how to start. I tried the body-for-life program last year, but I just burned out on it. I'm cheering you on. I'm going to check back on you and look to you as encouragement and extra motivation to get started on moving my own mountains.
Best wishes.

1:02 PM  
Blogger shiver said...

hey there, just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm trying to lose about fifty pounds. I definitely feel the way you do in regards to clothing, being embarrassed about your body (like hiding it). I wish you the best of luck and keep at it!! Leave me a comment on my blog if you ever need any support! You can do it!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Anya said...

Hi, I stumbled on your blog also. I'm in the middle of trying to lose 50 lbs. Congrats on the 15 lbs, keep it up!!!

1:14 PM  

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