Monday, May 07, 2007

tales from the scales

Ok, the big day is here. The big May day weight loss challenge begins today. I'm not sure how everyone is going to do this, but I plan on starting small. I have dieted for years, and years and years and finally in the last few years I just completely gave up. I can lose some weight but I can never keep it off. I joined TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) one time and lost 60 pounds in 10 months. I gained 75 in the next 10 months. So with all that under my belt my weight loss plan is to start small and take it in baby steps. I plan to start drinking lots of water tomorrow. I also plan to find a way to walk some every day. I used to walk a couple of miles a day and now I can't even think about it without getting tired. I am a serious sugar addict so I hope to cut down on that a little. Pepsi is my favorite thing in the world and my worst enemy. I get through each day by drinking caffeine and sugar. I hope to eventually change over to diet, but that will be another step I can climb up to eventually. I know myself well enough by now to know if I start a big strict diet I will not stick to it. I am 40 years old now and I need to start making some healthier decisions, I can't keep putting it off I need to do it now. My goal is to lose 30 pounds during this challenge. I think that is a realistic goal for me without setting myself up for a big disappointment. I want to wish everyone good luck!


Elizabeth said...

I'm stopping by with encouragement from a fellow joiner! We all CAN do this together! :)

Melanie said...

I too am going to drink lots of water. I've already made many trips to the bathroom today!
My story is up too. Come on by and visit, just no snacking while you're visiting!
We can do it!

kim said...

Hey Katy! I miss you...did I wear you out with my whining? Hope not..HAHA! :)

You can do this, WILL do this. Don't even think of it in terms of a're just making a couple of changes for your health. I think you're going to be amazed at how great you will feel just by replacing the Pepsi with water! I am a HUGE water drinker and after the first week or two, you won't be peeing every 15 minutes anymore, and you will feel it if you don't drink enough water. It helps so much to be hydrated. YOU CAN DO IT, MY FRIEND!

A Juggling Mum said...

Just popped in to wish you not luck but success with the challenge :)


Rachel xxx