Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My First Post

My before

I can't believe I am actually doing this. I read many blogs a day, mostly weight loss/Weight Watchers ones. These 'friends in my head' (Marissa, Ms. Bitch Cakes, Sally, TJ & Brandi to name a few) have inspired me to get off my lazy arse and do something about my weight.

I think I was born overweight. I have never felt normal sized my whole life. Even at my thinnest, I would say i felt kind of overweight, at my heaviest (around 2002) - disgusting. I am teetering at the latter currently.

Almost 9 years ago, I lost almost 50lbs with weight watchers. Then I got cocky - I could do it on my own, why pay the money? Which led to 'points are boring - how about south beach?" which helped me lose about 15 more pounds putting me at my lightest weight as an adult, about 170 lbs. Restricting carbs does not work for the long haul. Restricting anything doesn't work. If you told me not to eat cardboard for a week, on day 3 I would be eating a Wheaties box.
So fast forward to today. I am currently doing a fitness bootcamp where the trainer preaches a no carb diet. And guess what I did? Yep - restricted those carbs, worked out like a MoFo, and lost about 15 lbs. A trip to Vegas for 5 days, and of course a post vacation binge (because why should eating like crap stop as soon as I get home??) made me find all that lost weight, and here I am back at the starting gate.

Lunch in Vegas

So what to do? Here is my plan:
  • Weigh myself tomorrow
  • Journal my food intake here on this blog
  • Join WW (debating between the Thursday night meeting or Saturday morning)
  • Go back to boot camp, until it expires 11/31 and then join the gym at work.

If you got this far, thanks! I promise less ramble in my posts from now on.

If any of my 'friends in my head' do read this any suggestions for a new blogger?


  1. First off, WELCOME! :) I like that you have a plan! WW tracking and lots of planning is key for me. You know you can do it when you put your mind to it! Looking forward to reading your journey! :)

  2. Welcome girl!!! And good luck with everything - the hardest thing is finding out what works for you AND Makes you happy :) But you can do it!

  3. Yay, Lisa! Welcome to the blogworld!

    First, the fact that you have a plan(goals) for yourself is huge! You may hit times where you have doubts about whether or not you can do this or you fall off the wagon and it's always good to go back and revisit those initial goals for yourself. My advice as far as weight loss is concerned - do it for yourself and be in it for the LONG HAUL. Know that the changes you are making are LIFETIME, LIFESTYLE changes. You may not lose quickly, but it doesn't matter - the longer it takes the better ingrained your good, healthy habits will be!

    Advice for blogging - do it for you! It's a great way to keep yourself accountable, but it can be overwhelming at times. Do what works for you as far as when and how often you post. Have fun with it!

    Congrats again and thanks for the shout-out!!

  4. Welcome to the bloggerhood!

    Aside from what the ladies say, my words would be to stay connected. Get a good beefy blogroll going and don't disappear on us when the going gets tough. Which we all know it will from time to time.

    Staying connected can make a big difference.

    Let's do it!