Monday, January 12, 2009
Last week Sharon decided to start a diet group through her blog. So many people signed up to join the challenge, she didn't have enough room on her sidebar to list everyone's blogs! The rules of the challenge are to do our best and post our progress on Monday's. None of us want our blogs to become diet blogs, so Monday's are the day we are to post. That's probably good since it's right after the weekend. It will keep us "in check" so we'll think twice about what we eat over the weekend.
I'm not on the list on her sidebar, but I still want to play! Afterall, I have about 30 pounds I need to lose and, with Sharon as a coach, what better time to do it! The love and support from Sharon, and the rest of the bloggers partcipating, will be great. And with Sharon, you get tons of laughs and lots of fun. That's a given!
Last Monday was when everyone else started. I found out about it on Tuesday or Wednesday, so I'm a little late in starting, but that's okay. I did exercise some last week, and I sort of watched what I ate. Starting today, though, I'm making it official.
Sharon posted before photos, which she has encouraged all of us to do as well. Well, I'm not as brave as Sharon, and I really don't want to show you guys what I look like in a tight t-shirt and tight pants. However, I will show you my front side, including my hips. I always edit those out because they're huge! Okay...here goes. Are you ready? Ugghhh!!!
Are your eyes hurting?? The first photo is of me (right) with Terry during a class she was teaching. The second one is of me standing in front of the quilt I recieved for being President of my Quilt Guild for two years. It was hanging in our guild's 25th Anniversary Quilt Show.
I have a few rolls on my belly; not so much on my back.
I'll admit neither one of these pictures are flattering to me, but they're me! I'm having fun with my grand kids (although it doesn't look like they're having fun!), and fun with my quilting friends. The rolls are probably there from having too much fun with the grand kids baking cookies, or from all the great food my quilting friends make when we get together. Moderation, Amanda. Moderation.
Here's what it all looks like in a dress. It was my guild's 25th Anniversary party. Doris was so sweet to pose with me.
Saturday I was cleaning out my closet. I found a pair of pants that I wore when I was much much larger than I am today. I weighed over 200 pounds, had three chins, huge rolls on my back, I had a stomach the size of a basketball, and my hips were larger than they are now. I lost that weight eating low fat (Susan Powter) and exercising every day. I lost 60 pounds. That was 14 years ago. What worked for me then doesn't seem to work for me now.
What does work for me now is eating low carb, but I'm going to do it the Weight Watchers way, which is their Core Plan. I really like it because I eat healthier than what I do on their Flex Plan. Also there are more food choices on the Core Plan than on a low carb plan. It just seems healthier eating low fat/fat free and sugar free. My goal is to plan my meals, eat according to the Core Plan, and exercise at the all women's gym that I go to or walks with my dog.
Today is my first official day. I didn't weigh myself today because I sort of forgot about it. I'll do it tomorrow. I did, however, eat according to the plan and I went to the gym and did aerobics and weight training.
I'm not as brave as Sharon; she posted her weight.
Thank you Sharon for encouraging us. Good luck to you and everyone else on this fun adventure of losing weight together. Click here to see how together we can all make a difference. I love this idea.
Posted by Busy Little Quilter at 8:35 PM