Monday, December 27, 2010

A New Start... And Scary Stats!

Welcome! Today is the day I, a woman of great shyness and girth, subject myself to letting the world (all three or four of you) know my weight. I'll spare my readers of most other measurements. However, I will list my plans for losing the pounds and let you know if and when I make progress.

Current Weight: (Gulp!) 291 lb.
Height: 6'
Shoe Size: 11W (Yep. Big girl!)
Age: 29
Build: Large Frame, Builds Muscle Easily
Weight Accumulation: All Over and Localized (abdomen, thighs, upper arms)

Goal 1: 260 by 3-17-11, Goal 2: 230 by 6-17-11, Goal 3: 200 by 9-17-11

Meat, Fish, Eggs, Non-starchy veggies, Broth-based soups, Tea, No bread/sugar!

Day 1: Upper Body Anaerobics (Weight Training) + 1 hour Aerobics (I have a list...)
Day 2: Lower Body Anaerobics (Weight Training, including Abs) + 1 hour Aerobics
Day 3: Repeat Day 1
Day 4: Repeat Day 2
Day 5: Repeat Day 1
Day 6: Aerobics Only!
Day 7: Stretching Only!

NOTES: I believe in extensive goals. Let's see if I can keep them! In defense of an Atkins (high-protein) style diet, I will say that I have done it before and I never felt better. The weight came off quite easily. And I gained it all back when I chose to eat garbage. Like any life-style change, eating this way requires commitment. I will get bored because I'm doing such a pared down version of a diet, everyone doesn't have to diet this way! Simplicity of my diet-- lean meat, eggs, non-starchy veggies-- is how I keep track of myself. Also, an Atkins dieter DOES NOT GET HUNGRY!!! At least not until all the weight is gone.

Also, I'm not magically "making time" for these lofty goals. I'm an unemployed art teacher right now, so I'm not pretending to do all this in addition to my "busy" life. I'm also uninterested in incorporating the "poor me" syndrome. I hope to look at this process objectively, as a chronicle of what works and what doesn't. I don't mean to sound degrading to myself because I'm working on having a positive self-image. But I will be straightforward.

When February hits and I'm (hopefully!) back in a job, or some shadow of a job, I want to have all the good habits in place to maintain them. And also pay the bills! My dream of becoming a published author, artist and business-owner are all still on the table and closer to fruition each day, and I'm still working toward those goals as well. I, however, must have several irons in the fire to challenge myself to accomplish all the goals. So here I go, tossing in another goal.

Welcome to my Health Overhaul!!!

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