Mar 24, 2009

20 Pounds in 20 Weeks...EEK!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess

I joined in on the fun! I found out about the 20/20 on Natalie's blog. I thought it would be the perfect thing for me to do to continue to exercise and get some meal ideas. I email Ashlee and she let me in, just under the wire! YAY! Although, I did have to weigh myself and I loathe and detest scales! I haven't owned one since I moved out of my parent's house. The ONLY reason we have one in the house right now is because it belongs to my roommate and it's in her bathroom, which I never go in. So, I had a date with her scale the other day. I took it off the shelf and stood in front of it. We did our little dance before I stepped on it. I did threaten that if it went up TOO high, I WOULD toss it through the window. Lucky for it, I didn't have to follow through. I probably should have weight myself when I STARTED a month ago, but I went with measuring instead. It seemed less painful to see a "38" rather then a 3rd number somewhere in there.

Anyway, I stepped on that scale and the needle went to 140. Not too bad since the LAST time I weight myself was BEFORE Zilla was born and I was 150. I know I was weighed while I was pregnant with him, but I blocked that out. No memory of that happening, which is A-OK with me! There is NO way in hell I'm brave enough to post a before and after pic, so ya'll can use your imaginations. If you're demented enough to do so. MAYBE an after pic...MAYBE. Doubtful, though.

I have a buddy group, too. Those ladies are awesome! *waves* Although they are runners. Like they run 5K's and 3K's and all have personal records and then there's me...I run. I enjoy my runs, but I'm not even CLOSE to running a 3K let alone a 5K. The thought kind of scares me. I'd like to, I really would. I would love to be able to lace of my beloved PINK NB's and run a 5K, but right now I can't see me doing that. So I'll stick to my cardio and once we get our treadmill, I'll start training for a couch to 5K program.

I do love my cardio program though. I may have a bit if a crush on Bob Harper. He's funny, works me out without the need to stab him in the throat, and I can feel the workout getting my body stronger. All pluses! I don't know if my body will allow me to lose 20 pounds, but at the end of 20 weeks I KNOW I will have healthier habits and that is very important.

Good luck to me and the other ladies in my buddy group!

11 friends have commented:

SS on March 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM said...

Sounds like a great goal- steady but motivating weight loss. 140 isn't such a bad weight, I wish I weighed 140! I am about 5'8" and not small boned. You look pretty thin in your pic! Keep us posted on the progress.

nancy on March 24, 2009 at 3:22 PM said...

Good luck!!! I wish I would have seen it, I would have totally entered with you!

Well, instead, I'll just be cheering you on!

sara on March 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM said...

Thanks for such the sweet comments lately. Ahd best of luck with the 20 week thing!

Parenthood For Me on March 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM said...

I detest weighing myself as well. I had to yesterday at the doctors office. But I always subtract at least 4 pounds of their weight. Clothes and food weigh a lot.
Good luck and you're right, it's not always about the number but getting healthier. I need to do some of that!

CappyPrincess on March 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM said...

Wooo hoooo! Good luck with the 20/20 thing. You're so right about the process (developing the habits) being the most important part of the challenge. I wish you much success.

Now, if I could just get Doc to let me back into the gym... I'm ready. I'm really ready (of course she says you're not as ready as you think you are)! I may have to get funky and break out the aerobic step and the Stomp Out Loud video if she won't clear me for treadmill and pool duty!

Anonymous said...

what a great idea ! I totally would have been up for the challenge .. definatly rooting for you and all the buddies in your group ..

your so right you can develop some great habits along the way..thats the goal

Very best of luck !


Coffeegrl on March 24, 2009 at 9:24 PM said...

Good luck! I am all for healthy habits. Doesn't mean that they're easy for me to live by; but I like the idea of them ;)

natalie on March 25, 2009 at 6:10 AM said...

Yay! I'm glad you got in!
I hope I weigh what you're starting off at when this challenge is over ;) Good luck!

JamieD on March 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM said...

Good luck! It feels so good to have a plan and a support group when you are working on weight loss.

The last scale I owned was one of that old scales, not digital. Everytime you stood on it, it would give you a different weight. So I would keeping getting and off again until it gave me a number I liked.

sunflowerchilde on March 25, 2009 at 8:01 AM said...

Good luck! 20 pounds in 20 weeks sounds totally doable, although I have to agree with SS that you look pretty thin in your picture. Still, it sounds like it will be a motivating program.

Celia on March 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM said...

You can do it if you try! V- I C-T-O-R-Y!

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