Thursday, April 2, 2009

Motivation anyone???

I am looking for motivation. I have none. I need to lose weight, do yard work, do house work. I just can't seem to get going. The biggest issue is the weight. I have a wedding to go to at the end of May. Its a friend/ex co-worker of Jim's. I went to high school with her sister...her sister's bff is a girl I wasn't fond of, I know its been YEARS and we've grown up, but I still don't wanna go because of my weight. I know she will be there. I've had time to lose weight but I've done nothing. I have 2 months to lose something. Then there is the dress, I have nothing. I refuse to buy something in this size. UGH. I need to count my points I need to walk everyday. Some friends in town have been walking while the kids are in school. I joined them the other day, they walk far like 3 1/2miles. Even though I am way over weight I can keep up with them. The hills are what kill me, huffin and puffin. I know the weight plays are part in this, but ever since I had pneumonia in 2001 my lungs aren't what they used to be. I'd rather huff and puff alone. lol. Oh and another need to lose weight. We have a beach in town (lake) and most of my friends get a season pass, which I would like to as well. But do I really wanna go to the beach. I wouldn't wear my bathing suit, but even shorts eeww. I dunno. Besides all of these silly reasons, 2009 is my have another baby year. I refuse to start trying until I can lose 30-40lbs...I've lost 10 of it so far. Who knows if I will be able to have one on my own or will I need to go the fertility treatment route again???

Any tips for motivation? Maybe a unflattering picture of me? I'm just not a morning person so I get up and it takes me time to get going.

5 comments:

Heather said...

I found a picture of myself when Catherine was just over 2 and I had lost all the baby weight. I printed that out and have it on my fridge and in my purse and even posted at my inlaws (seeing that is where most of the junk food is). Hang in there...just get started...I found once I was really counting my points and exercising at least 3x a week sometimes more it is starting to come off. Don't get discouraged at the way you look as long as it comes off. I know that even though I have lost over 10 lbs already in the past few weeks I really do not look like it. It usually takes me until about 25-30lbs lost before I really notice a difference. Dont give up you can do it and let me know if you ever want a walking partner that will huff and puff right there next to you!

April said...

This may sound TOTALLY silly but one thing I did that worked for me? I cut out a TON of pictures of girls in bikinis and put them up ALL OVER the kitchen where food was located...on the fridge door, pantry door, cabinet door...so when I would reach for a bad snack that picture was there to smack me in the face and remind me that I would LOVE to wear a bikini someday! LOL

Robyn said...

I tell myself I can do 30 min, I can do 30 min. If you can do 30 min of walking a day you will lose weight. My problem is eating I was so good for so long and I'm on a huge binge.
Try and get more fiber in your diet it helps a lot.

Robyn said...

I forgot to add, watch your inches at first instead of pounds. I lost a lot of inches before a lot of "weight"

Becky said...

I would start by just cutting out sodas. As you know, I have Starbucks just about every day (with non-fat milk)..that is no excuse...but I don't drink soda and maybe try to cut out some carbs..only because that is the quickest way to lose weight. I think Starbucks helps me with energy and also helps me go to the bathroom! I know TMI, but it does! Espresso I think has a lot of fiber...anyways...I am babbling...but you can do it! Maybe you can use your blog to keep track of your progress and we can all help keep you motivated! :)