Monday, August 10, 2009

Day One...

...today is D-Day. I am hard core back on the diet and working out schedule. When I first Matt, I was at my smallest ever after high school (I don't count high school because I played sports year round). Then I fell in love and you all know the story, I plumped up.
In November of 2006, we started a weight loss challenge at work and I went all out-hard core! It was great at the time but then I ballooned up again once the summer rolled around and I was comfortable with Matt. While at the time, it was awesome, it really changed my outlook on weight. I'd never really yo-yoed my weight and never really paid attention to it but starting then I have been back and forth with weight loss. It's just constantly on my mind, all the time (even when I'm not losing, just gaining). Part of it has to do with someone in my life that feels they must always flaunt it and wave it in everyone's faces that they've lost weight (funny when they've started gaining not a word, hmmm...).

Well, I'm tired of not having anything that fits and feeling gross all the time. I don't even post many pictures any more because I don't like what I see (so why would I want to share it with everyone else?). I have no one to blame but myself. I know what I do wrong, I know when I'm doing it but I still do it anyways. It's like I'm my own worst enemy...I'm planning my demise or something. Well, not today! Starting today, tis back on the plan to a skinnier, healthy me. I know I can do it...I'd lost almost 30 pounds right before I met Matt and looked awesome (that's how I reeled him in ladies!).

Here I am in Atlanta March 2007

Eww-gross, here I am in June 2009



So here’s the game plan:
-no sodas or alcohol
-walk at least 2 miles or more EVERY day
-journal what I eat every day
-only eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full
That’s the general idea for now, I might add more later. Wish me luck and I’ll keep everyone posted!!!

7 comments :

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Good luck! I gained the "Newlywed Nine" which was actually more like fifteen! Mine may be happy fat, but I'm on track too to get it off!

Kristal said...

Good luck Lyssie. I think you are always beautiful, but you really did look amazing after working your butt off to lose that weight. I'll be rooting for you!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

You GO girl!!! Good Luck

Cecilia said...

Good for you!! I need to try to get my butt motivated, but I just can't. Ugh.

Meredith said...

Journaling what you eat is a GREAT idea--I also found it really helpful to identify what I was doing just before eating (i.e. "The judge didn't rule in my favor...grabbed a Snickers from the vending machine on my way out"), so I can identify when and where my "triggers" might be.

Angie said...

You do not look gross! But kudos to you for wanting to be healthier and eat right. I really had been slacking and gaining weight and this pregnancy has really forced me to change my ways. I'm not about to endanger my childs health by eating a bunch of processed crap. Hopefully i'll stick with it. I need to exercise more but I hate to sweat, so that's a prob lol

Angie said...

Yeah!!! Another dieting buddy. You can do it girl - but I still think you're beautiful! But I completely understand - I hate the way I look and can't understand why I don't want to change my ways - I did really good last week but am already slacking this week. :( I'm glad to have someone to go through this with - we can do it!!!!