This is me!
This post is going to be crazy personal so brace yourselves! I am a tad overweight. Now when I say a tad I mean like a bit more than a tad.... okay it is pretty bad everyone. I have decided however, that it is time for a change. I have to break the cycle for my kids. But also for myself. I don't want to yo-yo diet anymore. I don't want to have tears come to my eyes when I try on clothes. The shame spiral I go into when I weigh myself is almost impossible to get out of. It is time to get my confidence back and get my figure back! Or any figure for that matter! I am going to start doing the Body For Life program. You can read more about it here. The book is a good read! It changed most of the ideas I had about losing weight. The program was created by Bill Philips and it is awesome! I will give you the skinny on what the program entails. The program is 12 weeks long. It is a six meal a day plan. With each meal including a lean protein, a quality carb and two meals a day also include a vegetable. A sample meal would be a piece of chicken breast that has been sautéed, a small potato and a serving of broccoli. The best part? The free day! One day a week you can eat whatever you want. You are actually encouraged to literally eat whatever you dang well please. There are pretty specific workouts that go along as well. I am planning on doing my own workouts though.
I am hoping to have some more accountability by posting my progress on my blog. Hopefully everyone will be supportive and keep any mean comments to themselves! Haha! I am planning on posting my weight and the pounds lost every Saturday. I am also wanting to include some pictures and some recipes through out as well. Maybe a workout post or two. I would also like to do some guest posts. Hint hint!!
Now let's get down to the overwhelming scary as hell part, shall we?
Current weight: 230.4 lbs
Height: 5' 0"
Current BMI: 44.9
To get into the normal range on the BMI I have to weigh 115. Yeah I have to lose a whole person! That is the high end of the normal range too. I am not sure if it is possible for me to get that small but it is somewhere to start anyway. I feel like crying! Not only for the embarrassing and incredibly overwhelming facts but also that I am starting the journey. That feels good! My first goal is to lose 10% of my weight. I am looking at 23 pounds. Any advice and comments would be greatly appreciated!
this is the website I used for finding my BMI.
I am not being compensated for doing the Body For Life program. I chose the BFL program because it has worked for me in the past. I am in no way saying that it is the right program for everyone. There are many other ways to become healthy.