Can I just be real and tell you that I have DREADED writing this post. DREAD. ED. Probably because it will actually force me to do something about something I’ve struggled with for the past year – ok maybe few years.
My weight and eating habits.
There ya have it. It’s out there in blogland for the entire world wide web, or at least the four of you that regularly visit, to see. And to be perfectly honest I’m kind of excited. And terrified. And afraid I’m going to fall flat on my face.
When Hubby and I were married I was at my “perfect” weight – about 120. I was also bicycling alot. Oh ya I was smoking and not eating very well either. Since then I have quit smoking (thanks to Jesus). But I have also quit exercising and I still eat very poorly.
When Little Pip unexpectedly came a visiting last year I was up to 150. The weird thing is I didn’t feel overweight. I’ll write more about that later. But I think that has played a big role in my continuing to gain weight. During my pregnancy I actually think I was eating pretty healthy but I wasn’t exercising like I should have been and slowly my weight crept up there. I ended up at 198 (sorry I will not say 200) when Pip was born. Immediately I lost about 20 pounds and since then have lost another 10 and so am now at 164.
I recently came across some very cool bloggers who started The Sisterhood of the Skinny Jeans. But it’s not just for sisters so Hubby’s going to join with me! I might even convince him to blog a time or two. Ha ha. The website is great and it’s just what I need to help get me motivated. Plus having to blog about it and tell all of blogland will hopefully hold me accountable.
Each week I’ll share where I’m at weight wise and also share what I’m struggling with, along with some tips and solutions in eating healthy and staying fit. The Sisterhood also has some amazing giveaways and contests and right now they are having a giveaway for a great workout DVD. Head over to The Sisterhood to check it out!
Here’s our starting weights. Brace yourself.
Missy’s Current weight: 164
Missy’s Goal (ideal): 120
Missy’s Goal (realistic): 130
Hubby’s current weight: 217
Hubby’s Goal (ideal): 175
Hubby’s Goal (realistic): 190
So in conclusion: I need to lose weight. Hopefully The Sisterhood can help. Mr Twinkie you will be missed.
Edited to add: I forgot to mention that we are taking part in a new challenge from The Sisterhood. It’s called “Shrink Into Summer” and it’s an eight week weight loss challenge. Every Wednesday we get to check in and let them know how we’re doing. We’re starting a week late but hopefully we can still see some good progress over the next seven weeks!