Friday, July 18, 2008

WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK!

Hello everyone! I AM BACK!!! I've been bugged for too long about posting again from my oldest brother, Chris. He says, "Jen, everyone wants to know why you haven't been blogging?", so at his urging, and MY GUILT. Here I go... (and Chris, who is everyone?)

Chris said I should just say, that I am taking the summer off, and that I like to eat? That makes me sound lazy and obsessed about food. Not that there isn't some truth in that, but who likes to face that reality?

Well, there is no excuse really. I am trying to figure out what happened myself. I am still working out 1-2 days a week, my eating has not been at its best, but not at its worst. There is no excuse at all. Days have gone by, and now it has been months. I think I started to slack when I realized we wouldn't be going to the beach. So as I've stewed about this long and hard, here is the conclusion I have come up with...

  • I am not setting a weight goal because I am going somewhere, have a "class reunion" or anything like that.
  • I am not starting on Monday, or tomorrow, I am starting right now.
  • I had a lovely realization yesterday when I did my BMI on an online calculator, and it read "Obese"...
  • I know I am not in the best shape, look the best, or in a healthy weight range for my height.
  • I know that I must be mentally prepared, and emotionally ready to get rid of this baggage.
SO HERE IS WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WHAT I AM STRIVING TO DO:

  1. I want to lose weight. Not just for looking good purposes, but for confidence. For health- because I should be scared straight that heart problems run in my family...
  2. I need to make sure I work-out 6 days a week. Why? No, this is not obsession, or excessive, I feel good when I work out, it is my time, and it is about me and for me. Mentally it helps me start my day...
  3. I need to consume less calories each day, and be mindful of the calories I do consume.
  4. I want to reach a goal that I can achieve each day, I want a focus that is about me, and I want to be free from the weight that is literally dragging me down.
  5. Last, but not least, I find that when I have a focus and a balance in my life and about me, I am much happier!!!
So, Chris, I would like an official WELCOME BACK from you! I am back, and I am ready to be held accountable. I need to blog about this, as embarrassing as it is, I am overweight, and ready for a change. So, I will post a picture tomorrow, I am going to the gym, I will weigh in, I will take the measurements, so folks, be prepared. I am going to get "REAL"... You may be shocked, or you may not be. I hope I don't embarrass myself, my family or my friends, by what I post. But, I am tired of being tired, and I probably embarrass myself more now with the shape I am in, than by doing something about it!

To all who read and come across this, please feel free to comment, and share your weight loss success, your insight, and add me as a link to your blog. If you know me, and come across this, please drop me a line, I'd love to say hello!!!

HERE IS TO MY SUCCESS, TO A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER ME!!! This is....


MY PERSONAL TRIAL

3 comments:

Becky said...

welcome back.

it's good to have this up on the feed again. :) you know, for this blog, you don't always have to post when you are doing 100 percent or your best...you know? you could post about crappy days... i think it would help find struggles and help your readers who may be going through the same thing.

anyway, i support you 100 percent. keep it up!

Jen said...

Bex,

Thanks! I agree with you 100%! I am excited to be back, I've got a lot of info for my avid readers! Blog life is going to get interesting...

Thanks for the support!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

I am glad you are back, don't be too hard on yourself! We all have our set backs!