The happy part is pretty much covered. I have wonderful family, friends, a loving church family, jobs I enjoy doing, plenty of all creature comforts, and so much more. The only thing I am not happy about is my weight. I don't need to look like a super model. I know my husband desires me no matter what and my girls love me despite the extra weight. I just want to be healthier for them. As the years pass by I feel the burden of the extra weight more. I don't like it at all. Seriously, climbing the tallest light house in North America (I will post about the rest of vacation soon.) was a real eye opener to how out of shape I really am. It was definitely the motivation I needed to get myself serious about losing weight and keeping it off.
You see I have climbed this mountain before. Unfortunately I keep slipping back down to the bottom before I know it and having to start again. It is pretty miserable knowing that I will have a harder climb than when I was younger, but it is the truth I have to deal with. It is not ever going to get any easier. I seriously doubt I will ever get to the maintaining phase. I am pretty sure I will constantly be fighting just to stay at the top, but I am realizing it is a fight I must face every day from now on.
So I decided that from Mother's Day until Father's Day I will challenge myself to eat healthy and exercise. My goal is to lose 25 pounds in those 35 days. I know it seems like a lot, but it works out to 5 pounds a week.
I will again be posting my goals for accountability and record keeping.
- 64 oz of water
- 8oz of Dt. Dr. Pepper per day (or less)
- 2 hours of excercise (taking it pretty easy at first and building up to harder exercises; not necessarily all at one time either.)
- No more than 1,200 calories per day
- No corn products
- Fruit and veggie snacks only
Day 1 - All goals were met! :)
This was lunch before we climbed the Cape Hatteras light house. I think it makes a pretty good starting point picture. :)
Please dear friends, pray for me. I know I have asked before. Thank you for still caring!
With All My Heart~