Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Challenge begins...

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I decided to jump in this with both feet.

Maybe I should jump in with my mouth instead. After having 4 kids, I have extra weight from about 3 of them.

I did try weightwatchers online, but could not get past eating what the kids ate - and that ate my points. So I felt like I was wasting (or maybe waisting?) money with the program. I did manage to loose about 15 lbs of my Mini-E weight. So I was pretty much down to where I was (Weight-wise) after having J-man. I gained most of "his" weight AFTER he was born.

I decided that the best thing to do, since I wasn't successful with WW, would be to count calories and watch portion sizes. So that's the decision I had made - and when the MayDay weight loss challenge came across my blog-screen I decided it was the time to start.

Weight Watchers told me that I needed to weigh in about 128 lbs. I haven't been that small since I was, let's see, 12. So for this challenge, I'm wanting to loose about 30-40 lbs. I'd really love to loose inches and get into the clothes I haven't seen since I was pregnant with Jeremy. Loosing that much weight would also put me about where I was, weight-wise, when I got married.

That would not be a bad thing.

11 comments:

Melanie said...

For me I find too that it's easier to just eat less, keep track of my calories and exercise. It's too hard for me to follow any certain plan- like WW.
My story is up too, so come by and visit- just no snacking while you're visiting! ;)

Janne said...

You can do it! It's great that we all now have a network to support one another!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Rah, rah, rah, sis boom bah! That is me cheering you on!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

We WW dropouts need to stick together. Let me know whenever you need someone to remind you what you're working for, I will be happy to cheer you on!

Robin said...

Just stopping by to wish you luck - I am in the challenge too and I'm looking forward to doing this "together"! Good luck!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Love your music! I too am doing the weight loss challenge. Glad to be joining you. Good luck. I loved your comment about weighing a certain weight when you were...12! ha ha

Dana (Sunshine)

Sharon said...

I recognized the name from over at halfmoon girls blog. Glad you are in.
I still have baby weight to loose and my baby is 9. No more excuses!
See you on the scales.

Mich said...

I'm in the challenge too!! It sounds like you've got good goals and a good approach! I know what you mean about eating the kid food....but moms can't live on Goldfish alone!!

TobyBo said...

I'll be rooting for you. I lost weight a couple years ago by doing WW on my own and am happy about the whole thing. You are right that portions are a huge part of it.

Our Peculiar Life said...

I want to do this too! I keep meaning to join. ARGH. I need to get on that. Anyway, I'm here to support you and cheer you on!! WOOHOO! YOU CAN DO IT!

fatty said...

i will be cheering you on!