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!