My wake up call was not only noticing that I gained weight but when I dusted off my Wii and started using my Wii fit, I realised just how bad I let myself go. Having a videogame tell you point blank that you were overweight was upsetting.
I have been walking for over an hour every night (if the weather permits). If not, I am using my wii fit. I really missed that console. I even started playing some of my old videogames!
The really sad part, there is no excuse for me to be gaining weight. I am not trying to imply that this is a bad thing but I never weighed this much in my entire life. Ever. It is a big thing for me, I am not happy with the way I look so I am taking care of myself by eating right and by cutting back on the junk food. Don't get me wrong, I still eat sweets and fries and such, I just limit myself.
What is helping me is by keeping track of what I eat all day long. I am actually writing down what I eat and how many calories it was. I think one of the reasons why I gained so much (we are talking 20 pounds here) was because I would forget about that cupcake I had at work then would go out to Mcdonald's or order in food for supper. I never ate much but I was definitely eating the wrong things.
I am losing weight, slowly but surely and I am already feeling better. I do get migraines but because I was getting them so often was never normal. I think I was getting so many migraines because it was my body's way of telling me that I need to change my eating habits. I am feeling much better already!
I still drink wine on my balcony at night when it is warm enough and I still have treats but by making better food choices and by counting calories (see your doctor before your start) is helping me.
I do have a short term goal. Once my son starts elementary school in the fall and considering I will soon no longer be able to take those evenings walks, I plan on using this change of routine in a positive light. My work has a gym, showers and fresh towels. I am going to start using it a couple of mornings every week! I will continue to use my Wii fit. I now have a personal vendetta against that game. Almost every time I step on the scale, it says "oh". I always get the impression the thing is getting crushed by my weight! The fact that it tells me I am overweight too pisses me off so now I have to prove it wrong! Once the screen is no longer telling me that I am overweight and will be set to "normal", I am going to take a photo. I think it is funny that I will be equated to being normal!
Now that I am posting this online, it does help keep me accountable. So thanks guys for reading.
Here are some credentials that my routine is working for me. This skirt was a bit snug (I checked and tried it on when i wasn't bloated and it was still snug so it wasn't because of feminine issues, just a fat arse!) and I stopped wearing it! I love my Hell Bunny skirt!I have posted pics of me wearing this skirt in the past. I think I love it so much because it was the first article of goth clothing I bought when I came back a couple of years ago. I get sentimental that way.
|Let's ignore the Hello Kitty on the floor, shall we? Ignore the blue mark on my arm too, my son gave me a "tattoo" with his marker. I forgot about it, LOL|
|It fits and I can breathe! I don't need to suck in my gutt either!|
|And because my camera sucks. Taken from the Hellbunny website.|