Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday #12

I am as sick as a dog and fairly miserable but I have added motivation in the weight management category. Prince Charming and I are about to book our honeymoon!

My Hubbs (his newish nickname!) wanted turquoise waters and somewhere tropical for our honeymoon.  We looked at resorts and locations and have decided we're going to try cruising!  I've been scouring all of the websites and reading the reviews and checking our bank account and we've narrowed down some times and trips and locations.  We're pretty decided on a Carnival cruise, as their prices are really good and seem like the atmosphere we want for our trip.  Plus they're mostly inclusive; alcohol is out of pocket.

Can you hear me squee from where you are?

But the idea of a tropical vacation means appearing in public in a swimsuit.  Yikes!  So I weighed myself this morning.  271 pounds.  About where I was when the Prince and I got together.  Still waaaaaaay more than is really good for me.

I have two major issues:
1.  I am really sedentary.  I just am.  I hate exercise.
2.  My 10 pm snack.

A lot of the junk is out of the house.  We've tried to stock up on healthier stuff.  I'm trying to move more.  Also, I've been very good with my soda intake.  I haven't knocked it out completely, but it's way, way, way down.

I need to stay inspired!

I will continue the wedding trip recap, I swear it!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's trite, but still...

Everyone says it.  I know... still things have gotten out of control again and we're getting older and metabolism is slowing down.  Blah. Blah. Blah.  Still, here it is January second and the Hubs and I (is he King Charming now?) are recommitting to improving our health, which includes some hefty weight loss.

I am trying to kick my soda habit.  Soda and I have a longstanding love affair.  Especially Coke.  I LOOOOOOOVEE my Coke but I know how bad it is for me and I'm going to give it my best shot to say goodbye.  In discussing this commitment with my mister, we agreed that club soda is still "legal" because it's just carbonated water.  So... yikes.  I put it out there publically, I guess I really have to stick to it, right?

One of the munchkins got this.
It's totally me, right?
And in equally sucktastic publically declared resolution: we gotta exercise.  Ugh.  I am not a workout girl.  I can't do 100 sit-ups and then lunges and planks and all that crap just because.  I need something more goal oriented that seems like an activity or a game.  And not just "see if you can do X."  The munchkins received a few cool dance games for the Kinect for Christmas.  Those are fun.  Maybe I'll start running/walking with my iPod.  Something needs to be done and  I just haven't found a something that I love yet.  I am open to suggestion, y'all.

So I'm looking at my pantry and thinking that lots of stuff needs to go-- the bagged snacks and all the candy that seems to be laying around.  All of the holiday cookies are almost gone.  I bought a nifty new non-stick griddle/grill pan that I can use to cook protein with the addition of minimal fat. 

I know I lose tons of weight when I actually eat throughout the day.  It's so weird that when I'm at home I forget to eat!  When I had to follow a 6-meal-per-day diet with gestational diabetes, I was losing weight while pregnant.  Who does that?  Me, apparently, so I am going to try to eat that way again, now.

So there it is folks.  Wish us luck!