Friday, April 20, 2012
Weight Loss Experiment
I want to premise this post with saying that I do not have any body image issues. My fiancé thinks I’m beautiful, often tells me so, and other then my smart a@@ comments, probably wouldn’t change a thing about me. With that being said…..
Who wouldn’t be just a teensy bit happier if they lost 5 pounds? Especially those of us who are nearing a day where they are going to have slip into a little white dress, be the center of attention, and be reminded FOR-EV-ER by pictures of what we looked like on said day? I would! I would!
You’re killin me Smalls!
I’m a person who usually bounces around a 5 pound range. When I start hitting the top of that range, its time to workout a little bit harder (or more likely, start working out) and cut out the Sunkists (I’m so addicted). What I have learned about maintaining my weight, is that it is 70% diet, 30% physical.
The last year or so, I have really tried to develop healthier eating habits. I’ve always known what the healthier eating choice should be, but I am now actively choosing to pick my healthier alternative. I started waking up early in the morning to make myself eggs and toast or fruit, I pack a healthy lunch to take to work, and we only eat out a couple times on the weekend. We hardly ever eat out during the week. As long as I was eating healthy, and working out 2-4 times a week, I could enjoying my lovely, refreshing orange beverage and still maintain my weight.
However, now that that little white dress is hanging in my closet, I can almost hear her calling to me whenever I open a can of Sunkist. I’m not listening Isabella (yes, I named my dress), there’s still months to the wedding. Cue dress fitting last Wednesday. She fit. I knew she would. But, let’s just say we could have looked better. And with my bridal portraits happening in May, it was time to do something drastic.
I am currently eating between 1200-1400 calories, anything less than that is unsafe. I knew with my current caloric intake, I couldn’t make any changes to my diet. I’m trying to loose weight, not starve myself. So any changes made will have to be to my workout routine. I am viewing the next 3 weeks as my Weight Loss Experiment. I’m working out twice a day during the week, once on the weekends, and honestly, I’ll probably skip Fridays. I know it seems extreme, but I’m not doing it forever. Its 3 weeks. I can handle that. I have decided to do the elliptical for 30-40 minutes in the morning, and then I walk/cycle for an hour in the evenings.
Much like the dance lesson, I wasn’t going to publish this online, but a friend of mine mentioned that if I did, at least I would be accountable to someone, somewhere. I started my experiment 4/9, and will be making (hopefully), weekly updates every Tuesday. So keep you’re fingers crossed! Almost one week down, two more to go!