Drop It Like It’s Hot

Posted: October 9, 2012 in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, Weight Loss
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I’m channeling my inner Snoop Dogg to bring you my latest and greatest blog. Been awhile since you’ve gotten a new blog to read two days in a row—you can thank me later.

You’re probably wondering what it is I’m dropping like it’s hot. Well. Here’s your answer. Weight. I can see the eye roll. I may have even just heard several of you simultaneously say, “Seriously?” And you have every right to do so. We’ve been down this road before just six short months ago. It was April in a land far, far away and I didn’t want to be the token fat bridesmaid at a wedding I was in back in August. Guess what? I was. And it wasn’t until I saw myself in wedding pictures from the side that I REALLY realized something had to be done.

We have the ability to put on weight SO fast, but it’s a whole lot harder to lose it AND keep it off. I actually read an MSNBC report that said more than 80% of people who have lost weight regain all of it, or more, within two years. If you know me, or have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that in 2010 I lost 70 pounds. I’m happy to say that almost two years later, I haven’t gained all of it back, but it’s alarming to know that in the whole grand scheme of things—I’m not THAT far away from doing so. I don’t want to be part of that 80%.

That’s why I’m proud to tell you that in the past two weeks, I have lost 7 pounds. I’m working out, although not as much as you’d think. My new best friend? MyFitnessPal. It’s basically a calorie counter that tracks EVERYTHING. You can scan bar codes and rarely does it not find a food. If you do happen to come across one it doesn’t find, you can enter your own food label information. There have been a couple days where I’ve gone over my calories, but both weeks I’ve been under my net calories for the week—hence the weight loss.

I never expected to be a calorie counter, but MyFitnessPal makes it easy. Sure it takes a few minutes to enter in your food, but if I’m going to lose 7 pounds every two weeks by using it—I’m okay with that.

I have struggled with my weight for probably around 10 years now and I’m done. Being overweight is basically a risk factor for every form of cancer and disease there is and I don’t want to be unhealthy anymore. I hate that I can’t currently wear clothes I wore a year ago. It angers me that sometimes it’s hard for me to walk and really have a conversation without getting short of breath. And I can’t stand the fact that at the end of every summer I tell myself that NEXT year will be the year I won’t be embarrassed to be in a swimsuit. Does it suck that I have so much weight to lose? Absolutely it does. But I know I can do it—I did it once before.

So the plan moving forward is for me to write a blog about my weight loss journey every so often. Last time around I did it once a week and it got the point where I either ran out of things to say, or almost got nervous to write it because I hadn’t been to the gym or had gained weight instead of lost it. This time is going to be different. And if you don’t believe me, that’s okay—I’m fairly certain I told you guys all of this the LAST time. Stick with me though—this time around we’re looking at a weight loss of epic proportions.

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Comments
  1. Kristy Tonderum says:

    What is your user name on MyFitnessPal? I use that too, we can be friends. Mine is Tonderk.

  2. wmarsau says:

    I know you can do it.

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