Wednesday, January 5, 2011

trying to lose a 3-year old

30lbs pretty much amounts to a toddler, right?  Gotta lose me one of those...

I'm pretty hyped about this blog, especially for the accountability aspect.  But as I think about the end of 2011, when I hope to have lost that poor kid, I'm emotionally overwhelmed at the change that means.  Mostly, at the idea that I will have done it.  Like whoa, right?  I will have lost 30lbs?  Who is that person!?  How differently will I look at myself once I've done that?  How will I look at myself if I only lose 20lbs?

So right now my weight is 187; while in my 20s, it has been as high as ~210, and as low as ~175.  I weighed in this morning at a specific point in my routine, which I will do again... sometimes.  Weight isn't the point, really.  It's a mile marker along a road, but the journey is more than just numbers.  So don't bug me to get on that scale again, ugh!
I have a plan, and I have hurdles to overcome.  One of the biggest right now is my eagerness to do it all right now, and the ovewhelming GAH! of it all.  One step at a time.  Less than a pound a week means I don't have to start out at a sprint, right?  Please send a memo to my brain.

What thing have you done in your life that ended up being a big change for you?  Did you know it at the time?  Did you see yourself and your life differently after that?  How so?

Much love,
Able-Bodied Girl

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  1. I'm liking your approach. :) Can't wait to follow you on your journey.

  2. thanks hun! still hoping you'll be my first guest blogger...? i'll message you on facebook soon :)

  3. I really like your style! Got me to thinking that if you need to lose a toddler, then I guess I need to lose twins! If only it was as easy to lose as to put on, we would all have it made! Wishing you much success!

  4. A few years ago, i lost 105 lbs.(as you know since you lived with us at the time), which someone amusingly referred to as losing a "fat gymnast". Well, with the cursed year of 2010, what with back injuries, head injuries, being the victim of fraud and sabotage, getting hit by lightning and the evil HOA, I managed to gain back a regular gymnast (60 lbs) in one year. But 2011 is off to a great start and I'm back in the saddle and determined to at least lose that gymnast I recently started lugging about. Go friend and I'll try to drag my gymnast saddled butt along with you.

  5. You can do it, chica. I know you can. You know this already, but don't get too wrapped up in the numbers. You'll know you are doing right because you will feel better. If you start to feel stressed about it, I think you will know that is a sign you are trying to change too much too quickly. It took time to gain that toddler. It can take some time to get rid of it, too. I'm with you every step of the way!