Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's Time To Get Real

I was reflecting on old pictures of myself today (from my 30th birthday) and I started getting very upset with myself......... I have let myself go. No, I'm not obese by any stretch of the imagination but I am a lot heavier than I was on my 30th birthday. I attribute that to lack of consistent exercise, lack of a healthy diet most of the time, not drinking enough water and my recent obsession with wine. I was not one who drank in high school or college, but about 3 years ago when my job got stressful I started indulging in wine and lots of it. I have a large glass with snacks EVERY single night. That can't be good for weight loss.
So...... it's time to GET REAL. I'm going to be brutally honest here so I can update you all on my progress because I feel I need some accountability right now.
When I started this weight loss adventure I was at 151 pounds (I only started this two days ago by the way). I am currently 150 pounds, my goal is 135 pounds.
For the record I have always been blessed with "good genes" so I have NEVER stuck to an exercise and diet regimen in my ENTIRE life, so this will be tough for me.
My guideline is my "Lose It" application on my Iphone. I input my goal of losing 15 pounds and it is giving me 1500 calories per day. It allows me to input everything I'm eating and my exercise/calories burned. I am also going to cut out wine during the weekdays, weekends only for now - if I find I am hitting a plateau then I will re evaluate and cut it, I'm THAT serious.
So............... wish me luck.............. I really want the "old" Lesley back, it's time!!!!


  1. Hi Lesley!
    I hit an all-time high myself! Sooooo...I am going to try the "new Atkins" diet...which me luck too!

  2. Good luck! I was blessed with "good genes" too, but my husband and I have decided that we really need to get in the habit of being healthy so that we never get to the point where it starts affecting what we can and can't do. That app sounds great!

  3. Hi Lesley - It's Mylag1rl from the DIS. I loved your blog today and can definitely relate. I just had my 36th bday yesterday and have started a "serious" diet of my own. I like the idea of the Iphone app ... wish I had one.

  4. Michelle ShoemakerAugust 28, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Hi Lesley, Love you on the Dis Boards. I think you look great, but I did not know you at age 30. My tip is that if you have or can have an exercise machine at home, such as a treadmill or elliptical, you can do it every day, no matter the weather and no matter how dark it is outside. Here is the trick: Netflix. I work out everyday and while there is no getting around the boredom factor, I watch movie after movie, TV show after TV show. It really keeps my interest. I am 51 and I don't think I have ever been in better shape. As you know from the media, as women we are told to exercise up to an hour a day. Who can do that? But, if you can do it at home, you don't lose any time getting to a gym, etc. Just a thought. Good Luck! Michelle



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