Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Come on summer... but lets leave the bikini in the drawer!

I am NOT the skinniest person on the planet... by any measure. But I am not huge either... Hubby says it is the perfect measure of pleasantly plump...

I am not satisfied. I have decided I need to get in gear and kick my own but into fitness.

This spring, at a doctor appointment, general check up, I discovered that I was at my heaviest, ever. I told myself I would never let myself get past a certain weight...and I passed it. But not by much.

I promised myself that even though I was not the prettiest or the skinniest, I would never let myself get over 200 lbs. I stepped on the digital scale at Doc's office, to find a whopping 200.8 lbs. DAMN!

But it was enough to get me to take a different direction.

I found myself a free Google Chrome Application that allows you to track your calorie intake and burning through a simple chart. You search a food item, find it, put in your amount, add it. Search an exercise, put in your time, add it. At the end of the day it tells you how close that amount was to your daily recommended calorie budget, and suggests changes if you need them. You can network, and make friends from your area, or anywhere in the world.

You do daily weight-ins in your own home, and they keep a graph going of progress so you have a visual motivator!

I started at 195 (as of yesterday) and plan on making it to 150 by November, thats just about 2 lbs a week. If I make it faster, cool, but I wont push myself too hard, its harder to keep weight off if you shed it too fast.

Thats been deemed as a safe weight for me at my height and build.

There is such a thing as average and plus size fashion, just not very often do you find it.


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