Posting my Fat Picture

Not just another New Years Resolution!!!!

Starting point, ground zero

Hello, and welcome to my first blog for 40by40!  I am not totally new to the blogging thing, but this is my first jump into a public blog for all the world to see.  What better way to get some accountability and some humor into my life!!!  Like many of you, I have set a goal for this year to lose weight.  Not just any goal, though.  I will turn 40 this time next year, 2011….and I want to lose 40 lbs by the time I turn 40.  That is 3.3 lbs per month, which is attainable, yet challenging for me.  A little about me….

Without revealing ALL the details, I am a 39-year-old female who has struggled with my weight most of my life.  I was never what you would call fat or obese as a child, but I have always carried extra weight.  I have never been “little, tiny, and cute”…at least not since the age of 5.  As I hit my 30s, I started carrying even more extra baggage, about 60 lbs extra.  In the past year and a half, I have made some progress, dropping about 20 lbs.  However, I figure this is the year to make it the rest of the way.  I am not getting any younger, and the numbers seem to match up….so 40by40 was born!!!

The ultimate accountability is posting your fat picture for all to see.  I  posted a picture of me in my goal jeans.  I bought these jeans a few years back, when I was doing the “low carb” thing….and was at my skinniest for my 30s.  They are the low rider type, size 14.  I know that still sounds big….but they are really probably a 12.  Right now, I wear between a 14 and 16, depending on brand.  My goal is to make these jeans too big for me!!!

I plan to use this blog to document my progress, and to bring some humor to the situation that I know is not going to be funny most of the time.  I started back on “the wagon” this week, and I am already hungry.  I get cranky when I’m hungry, so watch out!

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3 Responses to “Posting my Fat Picture”

  1. missmolly72 Says:

    I LOVE your tagline “from fat to HOT..”. You can do it!! I am also on the journey of becoming HOT once more, just started my blog 3 days ago. I would love to add you to my blogroll and promise to come encourage you :D. There is no such thing as “too much” encouragement!!

  2. Kris Says:

    Great blog! I’m doing something similar…my goal is 30 lbs. by my 30th birthday at the end of the year. I’ll definitely be back to cheer you on!

    Congrats on the 20 lb. weight loss so far…fantastic!

    Kris.

    http://www.oatmealontherocks.blogspot.com

  3. Hauling Uphill Says:

    Love the idea and good job! Photo accountability is a hard one to get your head around but you have certainly done that- well done you!

    Also have a fresh new blog (oh dear!) about my weight loss efforts of 2010- like you, I try to see the funny side!
    Maybe we can cheer each other on?

    http://www.haulinguphill.wordpress.com


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