Monday, February 21, 2011

I Used To Be Fat

Have any of you watched this show?

I watched several episodes tonight when I got home from work. I was so appalled by just how LAZY I really am less than halfway into the first episode.

I sit around and bitch about how fat I am, I talk about eating well, I try to go to the gym (I have gone once a week, every week for a month, I'm actually proud of that since it's more than I've gone in the past four months combined) but these kids, they work out 2 hours a day, every single day.
They suck it up and eat the salad and avoid the french fries.

Sure, I've lost a lot of weight since I started my weight loss journey. 30+ pounds in fact. BUT these people are losing 30 pounds in 3 months... it's taken me over three years. In fact, I have been within the same 10lb zone since I got married almost 3 years ago.

This is unacceptable. I am making a comitment to myself, to get healthy. Heart disease, and diabetes runs in my family. I already have high cholesterol and have since I was 25... what am I waiting for?

The other day at the gym, Lord Hill saw me struggling and giving up on a machine. He came over, and talked me through and counted out the last few reps with me. Honestly, if he wasn't there doing that, I would have given up. Support is essential when it comes to such a large lifestyle change.

That is why, I am asking you, my readers, my friends, my family, to help me with this. I need your support.

That is the difference between why the people on tv are succeeding and why I am failing. They have people holding them accountable for their actions. They have to step on a scale every few days in front of the world, and if they fail, the whole world knows it. If they don't reach their goals, the whole world knows it, but at the same time, if they need a little help, or a little push, they get it from knowing the whole world is watching.

I would love to hear about your struggles and your triumphs with your own weight loss, tips about dieting, recipes, work out routines. Any support you can offer. I'd also love to do the same for you. If you need support, let me know how I can help.

So, in the spirit of new beginnings, I need to lose 20lbs. I'd like to lose 10lbs by March 23rd. Wish me luck!


  1. Wishing you luck....but alot of it comes from you. I have at least 60 more lbs to go, so dont fret over 20...I too have always been fat and each pregnancy didnt help (had 5) but finally made up my mind in 2010 to lose the weight...that was last May and I have lost 34 lbs...see I am a slow loser too. So maybe we can help each other. You already have a jump on me as you exercise, I dont...I keep promising myself to start walking, after the snow, after the cold, excuse excuse excuse. I sometimes think we just have to stay away from the scale...I go on everyday and if I gain a half lb I watch myself. Sometimes I am very good and still gain, dont know why. I hit alot of plateaus too. I find mini-goals now my mini goal is to lose 10 lbs by the end of June....if I look at the big picture I get, as a support, do mini goals, and pat yourself on the back for what you have lost already....some people have to lose 200 only have 20..and you can do this..they say the last 10 are the hardest...but keep telling yourself you can do this....good luck and hope I have helped.

  2. Couple weeks in ... how are you doing? I absolutely NEED to do the same thing as you. Today, not so good. I just looked at wonderful, warm/fuzzy pics from the weekend. Want to post them online, except, well, who is that FAT girl in 1/2 the shots? (Crap!)

    Inspire me, Lady Hill! I need support, too!

    XOXO, Suzy


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