Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Power of One- Starting Day

Today is the beginning of the latest challenge that has been issued by my amazing (and supportive) friends over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. This challenge is different the past few challenges as it is all about me...or in your case YOU. There will be no teams and it is strictly all on me on how well I do during this challenge.

I know that when the Sisterhood started up with all the 'teams' stuff I was kind of a whiney bitch about it leery of having to pull my weight and the weigh of a team... but then I turned into that person that probably no one wanted on their team. I was trying... just not very hard and not enough to make myself feel happy. I mean I watched what I ate as it went into my mouth and exercised barely and not really at a good level to even call it exercise  but this time it is all on me. That certainly doesn't mean that I won't still have my amazing friends here to support me... I mean these gals (and guys) are amazing! They really do care about me and my fat ass... they want me to get healthy...they want me to succeed and be at a healthy weight for my children, my family but most importantly they want me to get healthy for  ME.

As moms and wives,  we tend to not put ourselves first. We tend to spend so much time taking care of everyone else and making certain that everyone's needs are met that we forget about ourselves... heck even the dog has been to the vet twice this year for her check ups and I still haven't gone... so that is what makes this challenge a bit more special for me... its all about me. So here is where I put pictures of my fat butt online (again) along with my measurements and weight and promptly say good bye because those numbers need to leave the building...forever.

Starting Weight for Challenge: 254.2 lbs
Starting Measurements: I measured on my right side
Arm: 14 inches
Chest: 52 1/2 inches
Waist: 50 inches
Hips: 56 inches
Thigh: 27 inches

The challenge for today (the starting day of the challenge... it goes through Feb 23rd) was to STATE YOUR HEALTHY LIVING GOALS for this challenge and the New Year. No, we’re not calling them resolutions, because that is so last week. We are calling them goals, because goals are awesome. You can make mini-goals, short-term goals, long-term goals, or just plain goals. They can focus on anything from pounds you want to lose to races you want to compete in. However you want to do it, just make sure you get it done, okay?!

So here is my list of HEALTHY LIVING GOALS:
  • lose at least 13 pounds. Why 13 pounds? Because that is 5% loss goal for weight watchers
  • exercise at least twice (hopefully 3 ) a week
  • drink my water.... 8 glasses... EXCEPT I am using my new Tupperware BPA Free 26 ozs water bottle as my 'glass'... so that means 208 ozs of water each day.-- so if you call me and I don't answer... I'm probably going pee... AGAIN.
  • cook a healthy dinner every night to include a healthy balance of protein, carbs, vegs etc. 
  • in addition to cooking healthy meals... watch portion sizes. 3ozs = size of a deck of cards etc
  • eat to live and not live to eat
I think these are reasonable goals...and honestly if my local girls see me not at least attempting to follow through with these... please kick my ass... a good ole ass kicking may very well be exactly what I need to get my fat ass in gear.

Happy Shrinking Ladies (and gentlemen) and don't forget it isn't too late to join the challenge... please do so because when it comes to friends who are going through the weight loss process with you... more really is merrier.


  1. Those sound like some great goals. You can do this!

  2. Great goals!! 5% is a fantastic start!

  3. ooh, i forgot about the before pics and measurements. i need to do that tonight!!

    refocusing on food as fuel is such a difficult thing to do.

  4. You can totally do this!!! Rock on Sister! Rock on!

  5. 13 pounds is doable! I know you can do it Kristin... and just maybe I WILL stop over and kick your ass if you quit trying. ;P

  6. I think you goals are wonderful and attainable! You can do it!