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getting it out there...

Today I weighed myself and I'm 178.4 pounds.

I'm not happy with this number.

And as unhappy as I am, it's my own fault.

I'm exercising but I'm not eating well.

I've had ice cream the last three nights, both at home and while babysitting.

I needed to get this out here because if I don't talk about it and make it known then it's going to keep being a problem. 

My goal, to write about it weekly, post some goals and achieve them.

I've been participating in a weekly weight loss thing at work but haven't really been trying to do anything to lose.  I'm turning the corner and I'm going to more and be better about this!  I did this a year ago, I can do it again!

My goals for this week:

1. Eat one piece of toast with peanut butter, not two.

2. Start saying NO to food.

3. Drink more water.

4. When cooking, use less cheese.

5. Take a smaller portion when serving a plate.

6. Wait before getting a second serving to make sure I'm really hungry.

7. Stay away from tortilla chips.

Those might seem like easy goals but I know that they have been the reason for my weight gain.  I take huge portions, eat every bite and most of the times go back for more.  I also have a struggle at work that when I'm hungry and don't have anything, I go searching for something.  It's usually not something healthy but it works.  I need to stop doing that too, but I'm going to work on these 7 things first.  Exercise isn't my problem, it's eating.  I LOVE food and having a problem saying NO, but I know that I can.  Just have to get back into that swing.

Until next week...


Danica said…
I am right there with you. Getting it out will make you focus on it so good for you. Hang in there. It's not easy, but it's doable!
Amy said…
I have been there. The first step is saying "enough is enough" and taking steps to correct it. Weight loss can be such a struggle but when you have a plan (which yours is GREAT) it's easier to tackle.

Drink LOTS of water! That'll help your mid-afternoon snacking at work too.

Keep us posted and good luck!
One Pork Chop said…
You can do it!

Eating is definitely the culprit. I can run, run, run and work myself until I'm about to pass out, but I won't lose any weight or see any difference if I don't change my diet. That's key!

Good luck to you! I expect to see lots of great progress reports over the coming weeks.
Simi said…
I'm totally in your boat Jill, but worse off.. in terms of the number :( I too am super active so it's the stuff i eat, and I too love food :(

one thing i read that i maybe able to help you with is the crap stuff you eat at work when you don't have anything "good" near by.

we've started buying stuff in bulk and putting it into lil baggies in serving sizes and then... putting them in a big bowl in our counter and grabbing a few things each morning so when we get the urge to snack we have it with us

things like
the 100 cal packs of stuff (yogurt covered pretzels are a hit), almonds, wheat thins, natural apple sauce, luna bars,

I can't think of other stuff right now.. but that way it is ALREADY portion sized, it's easy to grab (if it's in a cupboard I forget it's there) and ready to go.

Good luck with the battle ... i have it personally also.
I think these are great goals! You have to start somewhere and the small changes can be the most beneficial! Good luck!

I also started a weight loss blog, IF you every want to look at it. I find it to be encouraging reading what others are doing and sharing experiences as well!

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