That is what I am going to do from now on. As soon as I get on my computer, I am in blogging mode (and it doesn’t help that I am just alittle addicted to blogging–just ask my hubby). So this morning, I took a longing glance at my computer, then did some exercising. It wasn’t much (due to the fact that I am REALLY out of shape and have a baby guunt–that is my tummy—or what used to be my tummy). It was only stretching. But I figured I should be able to move for the real exercising. But it did take me 10 minutes to do the basic stretches and I was sweating and out of breath. How sad…but I guess I have to start somewhere. But I did it. And I ate a healthy breakfast of banana, coffee, and fruit chips. YUM!
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Alright ladies…if you are anything like me, I love me a good slice of cake and maybe some egg nog on the side. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm…eggnog.
But-did you know-just 1 slice of gingerbread cake and 1 8oz. glass of eggnog is…are you ready….606 calories and 31 g. total fat….yea…i know…can you believe it.
But-did you also know-that if you did a switeroonie to 1 slice of angel food cake and 1 8 oz. glass of hot chocolate, it is….152 calories and 3 g. total fat….yea…i know…i can’t believe the difference either.
So now that I have that thought in your head, I bet you (as well as myself) will think twice before you reach for that Christmas cookie.
So here we are again. This is my first check in. I weighed myself and I weigh 305. I guess that is a loss. But my exercising fell by the waistside. It is just so cold out. That is my excuse….lousy excuse. I have thought about my lack of exercise all week….everyday infact. I really need to buckle down and just do it. It is not like I have never exercised before. And it isn’t like I am out there for very long…I can only do about 10-15 minutes until I feel like I am going to pass out. But this weekend I think I am going to get the awesome exercise bike from my parents and put it in our living room….lets see what kind of excuse I can come up with then. But go and support our other ladies in their weight loss struggles. Good luck and I will see you in our elastic sized blogosphere.
So this is my first Tales from the scales. I will admit it…I am overweight. Alot. If you go by my fat percentage-I am morbidly obese. If you go by the scale-I am 310…ouch. How did that happen?
Well, when my hubby and I met, I was 185 and smokin. Then I got pregnant and I used it as an excuse to eat all the time and stop exercising–which I did for an hour everyday. I gained 60lb. with that pregnancy. I slowly kept gaining. Then I got pregnant. I didn’t really gain alot of weight. I was afraid of just getting too big. Then I got pregnant again–with twins. This time I had to gain weight or else (that is what the doctor said). So now, that gets me to 310…again..ouch.
I don’t mind being overweight. But I am embarrassed to go out in public with how big I am. And my hubby knows I am embarrassed. He says he doesn’t care how big I am but he also knows how much happier I was when I weighed less. He wants me to be happy. I want to be happy. So I guess that is why I kind of started this blog and joined this challenge.
And what am I going to do to get myself back on track…gee…I really don’t know. Maybe:
- Eat less
- Measure what I eat
- Start a food diary
- Exercise everyday
- Get my parent’s kick butt exercise bike (they like to call it their clothes hanger), put it in our living room and go nuts on that sucker
Yea…maybe I could do those things first and go from there. But in the meantime, I think I will go check out the other people who have accepted this challenge. Why don’t you join me!