So I took a picture of my fat self.......and it's not going to be put on this blog. I have it saved on my computer, but I can't bring myself to put it up for people to see, because it completely grosses me out. MAYBE after I lose some weight, I'll put it up with the after picture. I probably will, but right now, I cannot let people see it. I even have it hidden on the computer so that my husband won't see it. Anyways, I made a list of things to help me and I made copies of it. There's a copy in my room, bathroom, living room, and a shorter version in my car.
- Take water everywhere.
- No more fast food.
- No soda.
- Drink a glass of water before every meal.
- Do cardio 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.
- Keep serving sizes small.
- Good posture all the time.
- Substitute sweets.
- Don't skip breakfast.
- Eat slowly.
- Drink lots of water.
- Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
- Lower salt intake.
- Avoid stress.
- Only weigh in once a week or once every two weeks.
Honestly the hardest part of this is not skipping breakfast, but I'm working on it.
I'm also looking for a doctor. All I have is my OB/GYN and I need to go see just like, a general health doctor. Two years ago when my dad had triple bypass surgery, his doctor recommended that my brother and I get our cholesterol checked because, so far, bad cholesterol and heart disease have been genetic. I didn't get mine done because I was pregnant and they said it wasn't really accurate then, so I need to get on it. My little brother got his checked when he was 17 and had the cholesterol of about a 35 year old man. So far I'm doing pretty well.
Starting weight: 176.4 (and I'm only 5'3" on a tall day, you do the math)
Starting pant size: 11.....a very tight 11
I've also challenged my husband. He made a huge mistake the other day. He said "You've been 'gordita' (chubby) for your whole life, so maybe you're meant to be chubby. Some people are just like that."
I didn't talk to him for like 2 hours. I said that I didn't think he could lose weight either. When he was 17 he weighed about 140 lbs and the other day he weighed in at 220. THAT'S 80 POUNDS. So I challenged him. He says he's going to lose 20 pounds by the end of February. I told him that I didn't think that was really healthy, but that's what he says he's going to do, so we'll see. I'll keep you updated.