After watching Julie and Julia for the umpteen time, it always leaves me feeling the same. I always feel like I want to accomplish a goal that would take me a year, but I always feel like I am some lazy ass who would not be able to stick to it long enough to meet even a quarter of my goal. This is why I will be making this as painfully public and honest as possible. My goal is like many, to lose weight. When I started student teaching 4 months ago, I weighed approximately 250 pounds. Yeah, that hurts to even type! However through student teaching, eating better, running around the classroom like a madwoman, and drinking almost exclusively water, my weight plummeted to about 224. I have however gained some back during the holiday season and to be honest, that chocolate mousse, macarons, ham, and croissants were totally worth the10 pounds of blubber that have resurfaced. I believe that there is a real simple way of losing weight that apparently everyone has forgotten about. It’s just watching what you eat and exercising. I managed to lose 25 pounds in 4 months by doing just that. It’s not about the fad diets; it’s just about putting in the work and right now is just time for me to get me shit together. I don’t want to lose the weight just to look better (although that is certainly part of it!), but also my body felt so much better while I was student teaching due to the weight loss. I also know that I have a family history of type 2 diabetes and I really want to try and break the cycle of this.
The Rules: So this is how I propose to do this. As with everything in my life, if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it big. I plan to start weighing every Sunday morning, which I will photograph and post. I also plan to post weekly pictures of me, slimming down the healthy way. I will also be writing about what I have for each meal and photographing it as well and post these daily.
Kevan and I have dreamed of going through Europe for some time, and when this adventure is over, I will be able to fit into some Parisian fashions damn it and I will totally enjoy all of my favorite French pastries, just in moderation!