Okay - before I write my post I am going to refer you to a similar post that Karla @ Looking Towards Heaven wrote a few weeks ago. I am not even going to attempt to try to make this funny - I will let Karla do it for me - go HERE.
Now to my thoughts...
I have mentioned before that I have been "collecting" weight for the last nine years. It all started while I was pregnant with my oldest. I thought it was a good idea to gain almost 50 pounds during my pregnancy. I was pregnant so I was allowed to eat what I want - right? WRONG!! That is the first thing I tell first time mom's - watch what you eat - it may not be that easy to get off!!
So over the past 8 years, in between pregnancies, I have gone on tons of diets. I loose 15 -20 pounds and then either get pregnant again or start slowly gaining it back. I decided in December that 2008 was the year, so on January 7th I started what was supposed to be my last diet and a new lifestyle. It lasted a total of 5 days! Since that time I have tried for a couple of days to only give up again and again.
Yesterday was a new day in our house. No more excuses - it is time! I started We*ght Wa*chers and have had two successful days. Okay, successful may not be the right word - I have survived the last two days might be a more accurate way to put it. Can anyone tell me why your body has to go through this kind of detox every time you start a diet? It is almost like you need to go to a diet rehab center for the first week so you can be alone with the massive headaches and body shakes - that way you are not responsible for the hunger mood swings that make you yell at your children (sorry, but it is true)!!
I usually give myself a week for my body to get used to the change before I introduce it to exercise. I hate to exercise - even in my skinny days I did not enjoy it. But my attitude is going to have to change because if I am going to have a new body by the end of 2008 I will have to exercise a lot. Any exercises you can recommend that you enjoy?
Why am I telling you this? A-C-C-O-U-N-T-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y! I thought if my confession was out in the blog world then it would help me stick to this lifestyle change. I will be posting every Monday how much weight I have lost and I will be sharing lighter recipes on my recipe blog as well. So ask me how it is going from time to time (especially once I add the exercise in). Anyone want to join me in the weight loss adventure? The more the merrier!