Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I am Going to Be SHRINKING!

Some of my favorite bloggers started an online weight loss community called The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans awhile ago. I have been watching from afar as they lost some serious pounds. I have always wanted to join one of their challenges, but never did.

For the last year and a half, I have been exercising regularly, and I had felt like nothing was really helping, that I wasn't losing any weight. About a month ago, when we were cleaning the house in preparation to move, I fell off the exercise bandwagon. I was so busy cleaning that at first I didn't have time to fit it in, and then I thought to myself, "Why bother? It doesn't help anyway!" Lo and behold, I gained 5 pounds almost immediately, and my pants were tight. Maybe it was making a difference! At least I wasn't gaining when I was exercising, right?

So, last Monday I joined my water pilates class, which was a blast. I got back on the bike yesterday, and I plan to ride every night during the week. I am really watching my calorie intake, so I am hoping this will all equal at least some weight loss. At least that nasty five pounds which are making my pants uncomfortable.

So, today is my first weigh in Wednesday. I am supposed to post my start weight here on my blog, and then my weekly weight loss from here on out every Wednesday. My weightloss goal is to loose 10 pounds by the end of the challenge, which ends on May 10th.

May I first just say, that after I post my weight, will you all please promise to still love me? And not to laugh at me? Because really-it is appalling. I do not even want to truly know myself. But, I guess accountability is the key, right? So, here start weight is.....

Oh lordy.

I am going to go pass out now.


*Lissa* said...

Way to go hon, the first step is saying that number!! I only wish I was starting from where your are now. ;o)

So glad to have you joining us on this challenge! Let's shrink!

Mommy Mo said...

180 isn't so bad- it's doable. And at least you are DOING something about it right now. So glad to have you on board!

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

I'm so, so, so glad to see you joining!! I'm excited!!!

It is hard to post that starting weight. My starting weight (3 years ago) was 193. GAH! I look at it now and almost laugh. I can't believe I weighed that much, but I did, and I've worked hard to get it off.

You can lose those 10 pounds! I know you can. Keep up the good work with your exercise and I bet by cutting your calories back a little, you'll see it start to come off in no time!!

Welcome to the Sisterhood!!

Anonymous said...

10 pounds in 8 weeks is totally doable!

And GOOD FOR YOU for putting that number up there! You are so brave!

aprilshowrs78 said...


I totally know how you feel. Saying I weighed 206 for the first time was just, well eye-opening. But, that just made me determined and here I am a lot thinner!

You can do this! That's a great goal and definitely do-able! Good luck!!

sectheatre said...

Your braver than me girl!

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