I am afraid to write the post. I am embarrassed. I am starting all over. I have lost a lot of confidence in my abilities. I am going to go ahead in faith and not fear.
So at a little over 6 feet tall, I weight.....OH WOW.....297.6 lbs. My goal is to reach about 185 lbs. I may even be happy at lean at 200 lbs. When people see pictures of me at 200 lbs, they say, "Wow, you were so thin!" I can carry a lot of weight on this tall frame. I thank God that I am not really, really short. I feel for those of you who are only 5 feet...that must be so challenging in the weight department. I would be eating lettuce and carrots all day. Uggh...big hugs to you and wishing you strength!
Today is a new day. I am tired and exhausted and out-of-routine. But if I don't start now, when? I keep thinking, "When things slow down around here, I will...." Well, let's just say that life never slows down and there is always something stressful that comes up. I need to learn to be healthy through the stressful times.
My goal is to keep to 1800 to 2000 calories today. I am going to track calories at the website, "Lose It!" It is like sparkpeople, but much easier to track on. It's really simple and with my tired brain, I need simple. PMS is also kicking in very strong!!
Okay, so I haven't posted in forever. Life has been rather difficult to say the least. We have had so much company staying with us for weeks on end and I can hardly stay afloat. Four kids are keeping me busy over top with their sports, choir, cadet programs, etc. We also decided in the last year to homeschool one of our children to work on her in many ways. She is registered again in a regular school in September, since we planned to do this just for one year. So having my 3 oldest kids in 3 different schools (homeschool, elementary school, and high school) with our youngest still at home made it difficult to juggle things.
So once our company leaves (in-laws staying here for 2 weeks straight), hubby and I agreed that our house will no longer be a FREE all-inclusive holiday resort for all the people who want to stay here and not lift a finger or help us pay for groceries, etc. Yes, I am fed up.
We hope to go away for the long weekend to the States and when we come back, I hope to rejoin the gym. I had to quit our other gym because my daughter could no longer use the nursery there because she came down with a severe case of mulloscum contagium.
I had been a member with WW for a long time, but when the new program (ProPoints) came in....I actually gained on it. I gave the new program a year to really work with it and no amount of tweaking it helped with my weight. I also noticed that since I quit the gym, I was losing muscle tone. So instead of paying for $60 per month on WW, I am going to take that amount of money and join a gym for $44 per month which also includes up to 3 hours of FREE daycare per day! They also offered to weigh me there EVERY week and give me nutritional advice. I am quite pumped about it. I just want to add that WW didn't work for me, but it works wonderfully for other people. I still think it is a great healthy program overall...probably the BEST out there, but it just didn't work for me.
Tomorrow morning, I will weigh-in and start this ALL over again! I admire many of you who have kept your blogs active...life happens and that seems to fall on the wayside.