Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yes, I Am Alive

Yes, I am alive, but that is about it. I don't know why, but my second year teaching is far more stressful than my first year couple that with some major family issues and yeah . . . Stress goes up? Eating goes up. Exercise goes down. Blogging goes down. Being social goes down . . .

Now for the good news. I'm still holding steady. I haven't lost anything in what? Two months? Well, maybe less, but I haven't really gained either.

And right now I'm SOOO tempted to do the acai berry thing because taking a pill (right now) seems about the only think I can handle. If I do, I'll definitely be posting about it.

For now, my big goal is to get back to counting calories and sticking to 1400 calories a day for two weeks. Also, not eating after 5 pm. If, after that I haven't lost any weight I have some decisions to make--acai berry? HCG? Weight Watchers? I don't know, but the very first thing I'll do is go to a doctor then decide (and money definitely has an impact on what I'll decide).

Also, I'll need to finally figure out what would be the healthiest weight that I should be at, because honestly I'd like to weigh 145, but I don't know if that is reasonable for me. We'll see. Right now my goal is for 160-165. Only forty pounds, right? But if 145 is healthy for me that means I have FIFTY-FIVE pounds to lose . . . I can do that, right? RIGHT???? ; - )

3 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

I'm liking how you're willing to be flexible on the ultimate goal - sometimes we don't know how much we should ideally weigh. It has so much to do with how we feel when we get there.

Sunny said...

I just found your blog thru Tawnya. I am her sister in law, Amanda. I So resonate with your current struggles. I too and trying to count calories and get about 60 pounds off. I look forward to hearing how it goes for you. Feel free to drop by my blog. I have been weighing in with biggest loser every week. That worked for a while, but finale is coming up, and as you will see if you read it, sometimes there just isn't enough motivation in the world. Anyway, I enjoy your blog, hope you don't mind if I drop in occasionally.

Shanna Blythe said...

Tristi,
It's figuring out what we can be happy with in addition to what we should weigh. It's very easy to look at women who have always been thin and will always be thin and want that, but it isn't necessarily who we are or what our bodies should be like. However, I do want to be healthy and feel comfortable with my body. I HATE seeing pictures of me and thinking--I look that bad?

Sunny,
Feel free to drop by ANYTIME!!! I'll definitely go take a look at your blog! Thanks for dropping by and good luck with the weight loss. I'm right here with ya!