I have three blogs: This one, a weight-loss blog, and a homeschooling blog. I plan to keep the homeschooling blog separate, but I decided to put my posts about weight-loss here at Haven of Home.
Originally, the other blog (Shapely Weight from 1958) was based on a diet book written in 1958. I did indeed lose weight using that book. It was fun, but then I returned to my fat-gathering ways.
Back in March I made another stab at getting the numbers down. I was working on calorie counting and was successful . . . until McDonalds came out with Carmel Frappes. I found that I could not resist them!
Then, in April, a major reason for attempting to get the weight off this time presented itself.
Below is what I wrote back in April:
I am so loving my digital scale. Those tenths of a pound are fun to see. According to this wonderful scale, I am 6/10s of a pound DOWN. Woo hoo!
I'm going to pick up on the exercise this week and see if I can actually move BEYOND tenths to ACTUAL pounds. That would be nice.
In fact, I'd better get those pounds coming off just a little faster than that. One of those "life motivators" is staring me in the face.
August 3rd will be our 25th wedding anniversary. We are not outgoing people. We like to keep things low-key and pretty private. Much to my surprise (and chagrin), our pastor started talking to us from the pulpit during announcement time about this special event. THEN he announced that the church was going to give us a party. My smile froze.
You know what went through my mind? PICTURES. They will insist on taking PICTURES at this party. I just can't be the weight I am for those PICTURES!
I have exactly FIFTEEN weeks. If I can lose a pound a week, I'll be down to 173. If I step up the exercise, I might be able to make that 1 1/2 pounds a week. That would bring it down to 165.
CAN I DO IT???
I had my son make a sign that says, "August 3." I put it on the refrigerator.
CAN I DO THIS???
(Why, oh why didn't we get married in December?)
(That's me--just a baby! 21 years old and 121 pounds.)