12 February, 2011

uber busy

Today I really don't know how I am going to squeeze everything in. I am so tired, barely slept last night because sick daughter decided to sleep in my bed. And teething baby boy woke up frequently. I have to do laundry, and pack up stuff for baby boy to go to my friend's so she can watch him while I work tonight. It's a 3-11 shift, so I will be so beat tonight. I did the fitness assessment on Your Shape this morning. Got a c+ and was exhausted. Thinking I might skip working out on the wii fit. Feeling like I am getting a cold, too.

11 February, 2011

Day Three

I must say that this is a bit more challenging than I first thought.  The blogging, not the doing minimum of 10 minutes of exercise a day.  I did 30 minutes on the wii today.  I broke it up into some yoga, aerobics, and balance exercise.  Feeling good so far, and I actually already lost .7 of a pound in only three days.
  I am also using the loseit.com app to track everything I eat.  Which so far is going good.

10 February, 2011

Food Diary

I slept very little last night, as my four month old son is teething.  Woke up, took my multi-vitamin and my fish oil pill with tea, and got my daughter ready for school.  It was a crazy busy day today because my son had his well child visit, with three shots.  It takes two and a half hours to get a visit in at MetroHealth Pediatrics.  But I did manage to fit in 22 minutes on the wii fit this morning.  I did some yoga, cycling, and then a few balance exercises.  I must say it is really quite difficult to do some of them.  I fully intended to update this blog more fully, but here it is 10:30 at night and I just want to go to bed.  I will probably edit this tomorrow if I have time after posting again.

Good Night.

09 February, 2011

Wii Fit Plus

Today our wii fit arrived. Excitedly, I set it up and got right to the test. My wii fit age is 39. Yikes. I am obese and seriously have poor balance. I tried two balance exercises, and then a short run. I was seriously challenged by running. I also did the snowball fight, which is majorly fun. I plan on doing at least 10 minutes a day on the wii as part of my plan. The whole family is joining in.

The Challenge

I have been overweight almost all my life.  By age 14 I was a size 28 in woman's clothing.  I have tried numerous diets, healthy eating plans, exercise programs, and fads to loose the weight over the years.  I have yo-yo'd from 285 pounds to 195 pounds and everywhere in between.  Before I had my daughter in 2005 I was down to my lowest at 195 and a size 32" waist.  I wore my fiancee's clothing because nothing fit.  But pregnancy took its toll, especially after almost 4 months on bed rest. I was right back up to a size 26 in no time.  Fast forward a few years.  I just had baby number two, and am hanging in at a size 20.  I gained all of two pounds during my pregnancy.  But in the following four months I put on 15 pounds with out gaining an inch somehow.  I am breastfeeding, trying to eat healthy, working part time, and over all undergoing stress.

So here is the challenge.  I want to go from 260 pounds to 185 pounds by my thirty second birthday.  That is 75 pounds in 513 days.  I am tracking my progress on an iPod app called TargetWeight which is free to download. But in order to hold myself accountable I am going to blog about my progress.  It might be messy, it is sure to be emotional, and it will be one heck of a wild ride.

Why blog

I have been inspired to write about my quest to loose weight after watching ironically two movies about food. Eat Pray Love, because it is important to have passion and friends. And Julie/Julia because with strangers supporting you, encouraging you, well anything is possible.