Monday, January 4, 2010

It is what it is!


Well, here I am world! I went from a size 10 with some rolls still from years of weight loss and gain to here. I could say, it’s the Ugly Truth, but I don’t want to use the word ugly in terms of me. Simply put, it is what it is. This is me in all my 233 pound glory. It does sadden me that just 2 years ago I was 168 pounds, plus or minus a few. I had a goal of 174 that I met in August 2004. By 2005, I had dropped into the 160’s, and one brief day to 159.8. And now, here I am again.

Like the non-matching outfit? Ha, get used to it! This is what I have. Oh, and see the difference in my legs? That’s from the foot surgery in August. Cool, huh?

I am an avid viewer of the Biggest Loser, so much so that Mom and Dad gave me the 2010 BL calendar for a Christmas present. I am excited to get it hanging and in use. The new season begins tomorrow night and I will be watching. I am always so inspired by the contestants and what they are able to accomplish “on the ranch.” Of course, having Bob and Jillian training you 8 hours a day would help anyone lose that kind of weight. They are asking for America to weigh in like they are going to do this opening show, in front of family and friends…so I did. My sister snapped this picture last night, and as I walked into the family room for the photo shoot, I said, “Don’t laugh.” So, obviously with the excess pounds I am carrying, I am also carrying some shame.

But, it is a new year and a fresh chance at releasing this weight and the continuation of my journey to maintenance of my weight loss, or release.

What am I going to do to get there in terms of weight goal?

I am following an older version of the Double W program, a very healthy plan for vegetarians. Note, you may notice numbers in ( ) in my food list. This is a note for myself about foods that aren’t on the food plan but that I am allowed to eat with a weekly allotment.

I am going to exercise more – I have flab that weight loss won’t help – my skin is much less elastic with the weight losses and gains

I am drinking more water

I am posting daily to an online message board of other friends following the same program

I am cooking meals ahead that are quick and easy to grab through the week that are on plan

Weighing in every Monday morning

Posting pic and weight here each week

Here is my menu for today:

Breakfast was “Overnight Oats” – ½ C regular oats mixed with ½ light Original Silk soymilk, a dash of cinnamon, and 30 cals - 2 teaspoons - of sugar (1) in a Tupperware and reheated in the micro this morning.

Lunch: Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie from the current issue of Vegetarian Times with a side of roasted veggies in Canola Oil, side of canned beets

Snack: Veggy patty (Morningstar Farms – if needed)

D: Wilted spinach with garlic and onion, tofu, and whole wheat cous cous, salad with light dressing (2)

I have had 32 ozs. pure water and 16 ozs. decaf diet pop.

So far, at 10 minutes before my lunch, I am on track. I am going to attempt to walk outside this afternoon when I get home. It is bitter cold here in Indiana. If I do not do that, I will do a workout inside. If I do go outside, I may even do more in the house just to warm up. : )

Thank you for seeing me on this journey. Knowing you are here with me helps so very much. My goal through this process is to help you as much, if not more, than I am helped.


Deb said...

Good luck Megan!! I know you can do it, you are one of the strongest people I know. I, too, am struggling with my weight and am encouraged by your posts. Don't forget the choc graham crackers w/frozen cool whip. Also, the pita pizzas we used to make. Have you tried Quorn products? Unbelievable. Good luck and be strong - if you goof up remember tomorrow starts a new day w/ new tracking!! Deb

Samantha said...

I wish you the best Megan. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!

Samantha said...

I love the new site, and I am very, very proud of you! Keep in touch