Apr. 8th, 2010

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not gonna lie... i've never been what anyone would call "small". even though i was 7 pounds 2 ounces at birth, they had to use forceps to get me out. at my heaviest, i have been close to 250. i'm down considerably from that, but i've been stuck for a while hovering in the 195-205 range. and i'm tired of it.

i've followed pretty much every season of "The Biggest Loser", and even went to an open call for it once. but with the exception of my heaviest, i've never really been in the "need to lose 100 pounds or more" territory. it's inspired me, but obviously never quite enough. or else i just wasn't ready/didn't think i could/insert excuse here. bottom line is i haven't.

but i am determined now.

my current weight is 199 pounds.

according to most of the charts i've found, my "ideal" weight is in the range of 119-149. now, i suspect i will be positively skeletal if i get to 119, but i'd like a little bit of wiggle room from the top. so...

my goal weight is 139 pounds.

meaning i need to lose 60 pounds.

my plan? i'm doing Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred to start with. i'm reading her book Master Your Metabolism and at my next payday, i'm pre-ordering the cookbook. so i will be making myself eat healthier - both in content and in my style (right now i'm at like 2 meals a day with snacks...i'm going to make that pattern healthier). i live in new york, so walking is a given - and i plan to increase that whenever possible. if it means getting off the subway blocks earlier than i would, so be it. the more i'm moving, the better. i'll weigh in once a week. meaning every thursday, there will be a weight post. i'm going to do my best not to jump on more often so i don't get discouraged by daily ups and downs.

i don't pretend it will be easy. but i'm determined.

this is my journey towards that goal. welcome to it!
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Yes, that's right. I said Day 3. I started it (again) on Tuesday (Again because I initially started doing it in January, but missed a few days when I was out of town and just never got back...but since I'll be here for a good long while, I decided to make myself go for it.), but just started the blog today, so you're getting reports starting now.

Not gonna lie... The first few days (at least) of the 30-Day Shred are HELL. My quads are screaming at me with every step or every time I sit. My abs scream every time I cough or sneeze. My arm's aren't hurting quite as badly as they were when I started it the last time, so that gives me hope that there was at least some change.

I do remember that it got better after about Day 4, so I'm hopeful. :)

Now... Let me be honest here. Normally I'd never show this, but... To make it real, here's a pic I did with photobooth right after my workout today.


Oy. But it's gonna change. I'm gonna see to it!

I WILL make it through all 30 days of the Shred! Not only because I don't ever want to take a picture like that again, but also I'm giving myself incentive. See, I ADORE yoga. I just got out of the habit of going. BUT. Jillian Michaels has a new workout DVD - Yoga Meltdown. My favotire trainer coupled with my favorite exercise? DOUBLE WIN!

But the catch is... I'm not buying the Yoga Meltdown until I've gotten through the 30 days! I know me...if I buy it ahead of time I WILL open it and start. And while that wouldn't necessarily be bad, I want to finish this 30 day thing! So...double incentive!

Go me!


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Acronyms You Should Know

30DS or The Shred = The 30 Day Shred (Jillian)
BFBM = Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (Jillian)
YM = Yoga Meltdown (Jillian)
TBL = The Biggest Loser
C25K = Couch to 5K

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