Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Everyone has to start somewhere....

Well, I figured I would start blogging about the crazy cat lady trying to lose some weight.  When I had my back surgery (and over the past year) I have gained back the 30 pounds I lost in order to get the surgery.  I have enjoyed how much less pain I am in, but it is now time to increase my stamina.  We had the opportunity to buy a 'new to us' elliptical.  Yesterday and today I got on it.  It was only 3 minutes and 30 seconds, but not everyone can start at 20 minutes.  My level of activity hasn't been the highest lately.  3 minutes will be good for me until my body will allow me to go to 4.  

Since I have been unemployed we have been working on the eating in.  It is working for about 4 nights a week.  I enjoy being able to cook for my husband.  It has been fun trying new recipes.  My last favorite we had were Turkey Meatballs with cream of mushroom soup and turkey gravy.  It was tasty!  Well, I will try to keep up on my progress.  I am not going to push my body hard and I am not going to buy a scale.  I don't want to get obsessed....I just want to succeed.

Now to type my new years resolution.  I know it is a week or 2 past but I want to write it down and be held accountable for it.  I don't want to have to tie my shoes on the side of my feet anymore.   When you are overweight, often tying shoes is a challenge.  I am ready to change that part.

We are ready and I would like to keep a journal of monthly pictures, successes and struggles.  Be scared of the first picture, but everyone has to start somewhere.

This is the picture that really started my wanting this.....to be continued


Jenny said...

Good for you, Angie! I just barely started running, and I just keep telling myself the same thing - "I've got to start somewhere." I have never in my life been a runner, but I decided I wanted to try. The first time, I could run for two minutes before I had to stop. And now I'm up to 12 minutes! Baby steps :) You're awesome!

Wolfe Den said...

You are awesome!!!! I need to do the same thing to. So you can be my motivation cat lady :) Miss Ya!!!