Thursday, November 13, 2008

Think Thin Thursdays more excuses. I am joining Bridgette over at The Not-So-Blog blog. She is hosting a weight loss challenge. Every week we blog about our goal for the week. Then if we actually meet the goal then we are entered into a prize drawing. How is that for motivation? We also have a task for the week. Click on the button above to see official rules and join in the fun!

My goal for the week:
Drink at least 2 glasses of water a day

I have to start out slow so I can feel successful. I can't very well start out by saying I will losing 5 pounds by next week or I will exercise every day or some crazy thing like that. I used to run 5 miles on my Elliptical, but I am a far cry from that goal.

Your task for this week is:
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
~Author Unknown

What are your reasons??

1. Because I love myself enough to get myself back into shape.
2. Because I can flippin' walk to the kitchen and fill up a glass 2 times a day.
2. Because I want to look into the mirror and see the person I feel like inside.

Do you ever feel like you look a certain way, then see a picture of yourself and think
"Holy crap, do I really look like that all the time?" Kind of like the opposite of Anorexia? You feel smaller than you really are. This is how I feel. I think I am doing really good and I am feeling good about myself, then I catch myself in a store mirror or see myself in a picture and want to run and hide. I know, I know, it has only been 4 months. It took 9 months to put on so it will take time to come off. Yeah, yeah...I hear you. But the fact of the matter is I have lost all the weight I gained with the pregnancy and still I am a long way from where I want to be. I have to start somewhere.

My ultimate goal is to get back to the weight or size I was when Gary and I started dating.

This is not unrealistic. It is about 45 pounds. I know I will probably never again weigh 127 and be a size 6...

But that's ok. Since I had to go through a tragic divorce to get that way, I will skip it thank you very much. I need to find a picture of me at my lowest weight and post it just for the fun of it.
In the one above I was about 135 I think.

So who's with me??



Gary Puckett said...

Every day I look at you I see the most beautiful woman in the world. I will support you to help you reach your goals.

monica said...

Good Luck with your goal. That is a great first goal and sometimes very hard to do, we get busy taking care of kids and forget to take care of ourselves. I will diffently support you through good vibes!

Soxy Deb said...

WIth the supprt of the hubby, how can you go wrong.

I am already doing a challenge for weight loss. I have another weigh in tomorrow - my 3rd - but I was already down 6 pounds last week. YAY me!!

And I'm with you. I did not realize how bad I looked, I am not usually in the pics. But it is not good and I WILL make it better.

I can't wait to follow your progress!!

Bridgette said...

YAY Sara! I'm so glad you are joining us! (and your hubby is too darn sweet!)

Did you drink your water today?

Sara said...

Yes, yes I did!!

Souza Sisters said...

Ok first of all you have an awesome husband. Reading his comment just about made me cry... Secondly you have been tagged. I know you have already been tagged a million times (cause you are so awesome) but oh well... So go over to my blog and check it out:)

Ron and Aimee said...

Sara - I loved your reason #3:
Because I want to look into the mirror and see the person I feel like inside.

I still have 25 pounds to get back to my pre-preg weight, a weight that I was never very comfortable with anyway. I looked at the pictures from my girls' baptism and was so depressed. I thought I looked "so good" that day and when I saw those pictures, I just wanted to cry.

I agree and have new appreciation that the weight wasn't quick to put on, so it won't be quick to take off. I've managed to lose 5 more pounds, but they have been real work to get off. I have to say though, it's actually easier for me to lose weight being back at work than when I was at home on maternity leave.

Good luck to you - I'm right there with you!

PS - You have the sweetest hubby!