Phase I- Stop smoking
Okay so I have spent the last 100 days or so getting in touch with my inner self. A couple things I have realized during my journey:
1) Friends for life actually means- friends until you’re a nicotine starved lunatic
2) Bosses do not like being called stupid in staff meetings
3) Some husbands don't understand that it is okay to yell for no reason and make a big deal out of nothing
4) just because your child is bigger then you doesn't mean you can't scare them.
5) My inner self is fat.
So moving on to Phase II- Getting in shape
I weighed myself (after realizing I was down to one pair of jeans and they were questionable)
I cried, and ranted, and called the scale evil names, and consoled myself with mashed potatoes and gravy. at 6:30 in the morning.
After calming down and eating some left over fried chicken, I realized I had traded one issue for another. Sure it is great to be able to breath after running, but whats the point if the only place I am running is to the fridge, and the grocery store?
So ten days ago I started a low cal diet. 1300 or less a day. (the equivalent of mashed potatoes and gravy)
I joined an on line tracking system, I bought 8 different kinds of lettuce, by the way they all taste like lettuce.
I found a friend interested in being my diet "buddy" and in 10 days I lost about 6 pounds.
I would recommend starting a diet while having your period, you lose a few pounds water weight and it boost your ego
But yesterday I did something I have not done in at least 15 years....
I did cardio. I maintained my target heart rate for 5 minutes. I burned enough calories to eat one Albertsons chocolate chip cookie. I survived. I was surprised I survived. Halfway through I was wondering why in the world I was doing it, but I finished. So now I plan on going to the gym at lunch 3-4 times a week. With my diet "buddy" and the gym lady Chantelle.
I will let you know when I get to Phase III-Shopping for the smaller butt