Ugh. Who wants to hear the fat lady talk about dieting? I sure don’t! – Oh, wait, I am the fat lady and blogging is one of the requirements of my participation in the program. Oh, darn.
Well, the program is Dieting Dozen in a Writing to Lose Challenge, initiated by my friend Karina Fabian. So here goes:
NAME: Laura Lowder
WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: By March 1? I’ll be thrilled with 15 lbs. Ultimately… I’ll tell you later, but it’s a LOT.
FITNESS/APPEARANCE GOAL: To be able to do something physical for more than 5 minutes without being out of breath, hurting, having to sit down.
LIFESTYLE CHANGE GOAL (optional): See above. Being able to move around without aching and/or needing to catch my breath will be a major lifestyle change.
WHAT’S YOUR INITIAL GAME PLAN? Eat better – less junk food, more fruits/vegs — and to exercise every day, even if it’s just walking out to my mailbox.
ANY INSIGHT TO SHARE? If I had insights, would I be doing this?
CURRENT WEIGHT: HAHAHAHAHA — NO WAY am I telling THAT number! I’ll admit to being morbidly obese; you’ll just have to be content with that.
CURRENT BODY FAT INDEX OR MEASUREMENTS: I don’t know yet – will try to get a tape and measure later. – that does NOT mean I will be posting said numbers. Okay?
PHYSICAL CHALLENGES? Collapsed arches leading to knee problems –
MENTAL/EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES (comfort eating, sugar addiction, particular life stresses) — comfort eater, probably a sugar addiction, too. Started eating to stuff emotions in the very early days of being married to the Fairy Prince.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR FROM THIS GROUP? Help/motivation/encouragement to take better care of myself.
First target date: March 1
Be prepared to be completely and totally BORED by all this.