My name is Christina and this is the beginning of me trying to lose some weight.
HW: 265 LW: 210 CW: 250 GW:160ish
So, I thought that my bike was going to be the saving grace of my workout, I was sadly mistaken. I think I made it a whole eight blocks (round trip) today and wanted to die. This has really opened my eyes to just how big I actually am. I am trying to think of a new plan of attack that steers clear of that demon bike all together.
#1 Cored sliced apples with peanut butter, oats, nuts, and chocolate chips
#2 Tofu spinach dip with raw veggies
#3 Low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread and unsalted pretzels
#4 Tortilla chips and chunky salsa
#5 Raw veggies and ranch dip
#6 Chocolate pudding (Kozy Shack is my fav) and a banana (for dipping)
#7 Unsalted peanuts and raisins
#8 Graham crackers with light cream cheese and sliced red grapes
#9 Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
#10 Half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread
#11 Small salad with light dressing
#12 Half of a tuna melt on whole wheat English muffin with cheddar cheese
#13 Homemade trail mix with Puffins cereal, nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips
#14 Small bowl of bran flakes with 1% milk and blackberries
#15 One cup of Greek yogurt with sliced mango and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts
#16 Smoothie – mango with mango Greek yogurt and a splash of orange juice
#17 Two hard boiled eggs with Kashi crackers (salt and pepper and some hot sauce)
#18 Cheesestick and 1 cup of red grapes
#19 (Leftovers) Small veggie quesadilla with black beans, sweet potato, scallions, cheese, and (scrambled eggs – optional)
#20 Pineapple cilantro popsicles
Picture: Frank Mcgrath
Quote: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Yeah, it’s definitely the pain that makes me stop. I know that I need to push myself a little bit while lifting weights, doing push ups, etc. but I really don’t like the way it feels.
After reading this, close your eyes and feel the goose bumps take over your body.
For a couple weeks now I’ve been searching for something to motivate me to actually stick with a work out regimen once I set one…and I think that I have found one that might actually work. Flying. The last/only time that I was on a plane I had to ask the flight attendant for a seat belt extender and it was a tiny bit humiliating because everyone in my immediate area stared at me while I had to use the extra foot of fabric to hold myself in my seat. I’ve never felt ashamed of my size more than I did at that moment. In a few months I’m going to be flying once again to see a friend in Mississippi and I don’t want to face the humiliation that surrounds seat belt extensions again.
I don’t know how much weight/inches I will have to lose to be able to fit inside of a regulation airplane seat belt when it’s closed, but I will definitely be Googling my ass off until I find the answers.
Wish me luck.
I need to find someone that will hold me accountable for my weight loss ambitions. I think that’s my problem, the only one that I have to answer to is myself…and to be honest I think that I would work out harder if I actually hated how I look. I don’t. I’m happy and I’m fat. I think that’s why I always give up a week into a workout regimen.