I'm pretty much a crazy person…

For this month, I will try to meet my weight loss goal.

Up and Down Relationship

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Up and Down Relationship

So this is in the last (almost) 3 years, since my son was born. As you can see, cycling is prevalent in my weight loss. The end is lower than the beginning though, so I guess I should see this as progress, however shaky.


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Two more “Before” pictures…



Here are two more “before” pictures. Hopefully, they will live up to their name and there will be a recognizable difference at the end of the month. I’m working on digging up a much more “before” picture to help motivate on what can be when I don’t take care of myself!

Before 6.2.13

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Before 6.2.13
So this is my bikini that I wore before I had my son, which was about 4 years ago. Since January, I have been eating a mostly vegan diet, trying to stick to my Weight Watchers and have been exercising, although not rigorously. I have lost about 13 lbs from what I was last year around this time. I am fairly confident with my body, when it comes to the upstate NY fall/winter wardrobe. I look fine in clothes and feel comfortable. However, when it comes to bathing suits, that’s a whole different story. It took a lot for me to a)take this picture, and b) post it(even though no one I know will probably see this). There is something comforting about the anonymity of a blog. For the month of June, I am going to do my best, without going overboard to the extent that I will just “relapse” and end up putting all the weight right back on, to firm up my stomach. I want to see just how good I can look within one month.  Without the visual and somewhere to express myself it wont happen. Yes, there are more important things in the world, no doubt. But this is important to me, right now, to see if I can do it. I had a rapid cycling up and down relationship with my weight, food and exercise. I know millions of women, and men, can relate and I just wanted a venue through which to express all this.

My plan, so far in my head includes:

1. Ten minutes of stretching/toning exercise. I KNOW that I will not be joining a gym, working out like crazy or starving myself. I know that I can do ten minutes of exercise in the morning. Setting realistic goals is the only chance I have at achieving them. I don’t need to be in BEAST MODE, or judge other people to succeed. I need to make small changes, step by step that I will stick with. I’ve already done to some degree with food, and this is just the next step.

2. I will make every effort to walk every day. Either on the track alone, or with Michael, walking to the river or at work. Whatever I have to do. My goal is to get my heart rate up and try to stay in that range for 20 mins.

3. I will continue to do Weight Watchers, and track everything I eat. I will weight myself on Thursdays and track my weight.

4. I will continue to maintain my mostly vegan diet. I feel better, look better and feel less guilty when I do. It’s working and I just need to keep it up. This is one objective that should be easy.

5. I will continue to resist the urge to binge eat. I know my triggers and I know how to avoid them.

I hope that within one month, these changes will be evident in my mid section. I am cool with the curves I have, and I have no desire to lose them, but that classic mom, stretch mark, pooch bullshit is not how I want to look.