Here we go! I woke up this morning with one goal in mind; step on the scale and hit the button that will give me more information about my body than I usually want to know. Then onward to having Too Tall measure me. Next time, I will be able to do it alone, except my arms. That is tricky, like strapless bra tricky.
In all its glory, here are my stats:
33.2% Body Fat
Before you decide to judge, my BMI tells me I am overweight, and not too long ago I was classified as obese. I have worked hard to get to where I am today; with a weight loss of 22 pounds since Mini Me was born. Now it is time to attack the final remaining weight. Essentially, the body fat that weighs me down. I am determined to rid my body from the task of carrying around a muffin top. I am ready to take some pressure off my joints and live without the pain of the excess weight bearing down on me. Gravity is unforgiving.
My challenges are right in front of me, here in my house, the one place I am every day! What I’ve learned about myself as a SAHM is that I love to cook and/or bake, don’t mind cleaning, and cannot stand folding clothes. Since cooking is high on my list of things I enjoy, it lends itself to having a plethora of ingredients on hand at any time. This is where mindless eating begins for me. I can regulate myself at a restaurant. I can resist picking up a candy bar in the checkout line. My downfall is my own pantry. So easy, so accessible, and no one here to judge my choices when I sneak into the pantry for a sinfully delicious, processed, high sugar, high fat ‘snack’. I don’t crave them, but almost daily, lose will power when I want to stuff my face.
Time to brew some iced tea with stevia, track my calories and get some exercise in today. These numbers aren’t going to move themselves, although often I wish they would. My diet is going to be simple, calories in calories out. I will be taking a multivitamin, calcium and probiotic supplements to give my body the necessary nutrition, to be armed and ready and shave off those inches.
I’ll check back in next Wednesday with my progress.