Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kate's Weight Struggle and the Weight Loss Meter

I originally started all this crazy triathlon training b/c I was at my heaviest weight in my adult life and I felt gross.  I hurt my back, could hardly walk, and had to take pain meds.  This was the point where I knew I needed to do something about my weight.  In the past couple years I've lost about 20 pounds thanks to my increased activity level.  Unfortunately, when I don't exercise the weight creeps right back.  I've put back on 10 of those pounds since the Ironman race in November.  I don't like it.

I know I do plenty of exercise.  The key this time around has to be my diet.  I'm 40 years old.  If I don't do it now, I know it will be VERY hard to do it later.  It is time to learn will power and start looking at my intake more closely.  I WILL DO THIS!

So, I got on the scale this morning to start my "Official" weight loss drive.  I was shocked to see I was two pounds heavier than I thought.  BOO!  I wonder what my weight would be if I didn't exercise at all?! 

I need to lose 25 pounds. (I could lose more but I"ll start with 25.)  The 25 pounds is not just for the Ironman but for my overall health goal.  The weight loss will put me at a weight where I've felt the most fit.  It is not my skinniest weight ever but I think it is a nice goal.

To make myself accountable, I'm going to track my weekly progress on the blog.  On the left hand side of the screen I posted the "Weight Loss Meter" so I can see my progress.  My weekly weigh-in day will be every Tuesday.  Hopefully the other moms will join me. 

Wish me luck!!  Signed, Kate aka  "Big Mama"

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