Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Weight Loss Challenge

Weight Loss Challenge

I know today is Friday, which typically means Friday confessional, but I wanted to take a quick minute to blog about this awesome blog weight loss challenge, hosted by the lovely Lindsey at Mr and Mrs Smith and Rachel at Running Backwards in High Heels. These gals are amazing, and I'm so glad I get to participate in this! 

For the longest time, I haven't had to worry about what I ate. I have (since high school) maintained the same size, even after having 2 children. I was definitely lucky in that area, but lately it's all caught up to me. I'm up a good 20 lbs more than I'd like to admit, and it's really getting me down. Although I seem to keep stuffing food in my mouth, and not doing anything to rectify the situation. I'm not used to struggling with weight, and my body image. Who knew at 27 I would be so down on myself? I've definitely come to love looser fitting clothing, things that do not hug my midsection, etc... I keep telling myself that I'll start watching what I eat and working out, and then I don't. This challenge I think, will definitely help hold me accountable, and help me keep track of my weight loss goal. I'd like to lose roughly 20 lbs, which would put me at the weight I was, post Addaline and breastfeeding. 

I plan to start Monday, and this weekend I guess will be my last hoorah. Hubs and I are doing dinner and movie tonight with a few friends, and tomorrow we've got a super busy day. I'll eat responsibly all weekend, I just won't be watching every single calorie. I decided next week starts me going to the gym 3 mornings a week. I KNOW I can do it, I just need to figure out what work out plan I'm going to use. Any suggestions? I'm not a runner, so I'll walk briskly on the treadmill for a while, and then do some free weights, sit ups, and after that I'm stumped. 

I'll have Gerrad take a photo of me this weekend and I'll post it Monday, to document how far I come through this journey. I am hoping by posting this on my blog, and having lots of great women going through the same thing, and holding me accountable, that I'll succeed with this! And lots of prayer :o) I cut out soda from my diet 2 weeks ago, and definitely feel less bloated, which is nice. I still need my morning coffee, but I'm OK with that. I'm going to be counting calories for the most part. And mainly just eating sensibly, paying attention to portions, etc... 

Here goes nothing, wish me luck! EEK! I'll be linking up weekly to show my results, and I'll also take a before and after photo, which will mainly be to help me remind me why I started this!

16 comments:

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Good Luck! I am doing this challenge as well! I can't wait! And in Dallas, though we won't be tracking EVERYTHING .... I still will hold you accountable and I hope you will with me too! :)

Rebekah said...

Go you! You can do it! I track every.single.thing I eat. Haha obesessed much?

Angie said...

I'm not a big runner either. I like to walk and I also do Jillian Micheals "The 30 Day Shred." It tones the heck out of me when I do it hard core. So, that is an idea for you and it is only 20 minutes...at home on the DVD player.


I am doing Weight Watchers...I log everything I eat. I am hoping to lose 10 more lbs.


Have a great weekend!!

MrsV said...

You can do it, you can do it!! Don't weigh yourself every day, and eat small portions. Call me if you need a buddy to excersize with girl!

Jamie @ The Yellow Brick Road

Casey said...

Yay! I'm doing this challenge too!! We can help each other out! I've heard that the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred is a GREAT video...my best advice is to have a few videos at home for when you're just not feelin the gym that day. Really helped me...When I want something more fun than fitness I get out my turbo fire dvds...they're super fun and it doesn't feel like a workout until you're drenched in sweat at the end of 30 minutes!! Good luck girl!! :)

Lindsey said...

you can do it! its all about moderation and finding something that works for you and your schedule. you know that I LOVE the shred... but i think that is just a good place to start... and we all have to start somewhere.
this is awesome, a great way to keep everyone accountable.. now if i could only motivate myself to sign up for one more weight loss thing... i think i'm going to just focus on maintaining after may 1... i worry way too much about it already :)

Summer said...

You go girl you will rock it! I had always been thin and never ever struggled with weight til I got sick and steroids and chemo meds and other meds that cause weight gain became my non friend! We just got back from JHU and this is the heaviest I have ever been, they said as soon as I am off the steroids which will be awhile the fluid weight will come right off but I am struggling with this so much, I don't even eat that much for I am sick most of the time but this weight is enought to make me so sad about it! Jeez I know I have more serious things to worry about after this appt. but I still am stuck on that number and not being able to exercise with hardly any muscle strength isn't helping the sitch...I sure hope this melts off me soon!

Good luck
xoox
SUms

Impulsive Addict said...

I may want to participate in this challenge too even though I don't know who they are! I'll go check them out.

GOOD LUCK MISS MOLLY!!!!

Miss Southern Vol said...

So weird you posted this.... yesterday I decided I was going to start weight watchers on my own (hence the tweets). Its going to be a slow learning process and Jeremy and I are walking every night which is a start! Do you have a date you want to lose by? I want to lose 20 by my birthday-August :)

Neely said...

Good luck Molly!!

Caroline said...

Good Luck! I wish I could loose weight :(

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

So glad you decided to link up! Good luck, girl! :)

Ashley said...

Get it Girl!! I need to do this challenge too and track everything I've been doing. I wish I would have taken a before photo before I started running. You are going to rock it! And I would be more than happy to walk with you whenever and have a good therapy talk session...haha! Love ya girl!

Lyryn said...

Good luck! This is awesome! I'm starting to run with a group of girls from my bible study starting next week and I'm totally syked. Very awesome!

Rachel McPhillips said...

Thanks for linking up- you are going to rock it!

Dana said...

I love Jillian Micheals "The 30 Day Shred". there are 3 different levesls each workout is only 20 minutes....but it totally works your whole body.