Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Sharp Slap in the Face

Yes, it's wake-up call time ...

I mentioned that I've been scared to get on the scale. Well, there was good reason for me to be afraid ... very afraid. This is the only place where I'm posting my weight, and I trust you will all be very kind to me ...


That's right. In 9.8 pounds, I will weigh 300 pounds. This is what happens when you let things just happen and you don't take control of them. I've gained 6 pounds since the car accident.

I absolutely refuse to weigh 300 pounds. I will not do it. Not gonna, no how, no way.

And yet, if I continue to be oblivious, that's what will happen, and at my current rate, I'd be there before Thanksgiving. Not a lot to be thankful for there, is there?

So, starting today, I'm taking control. Breakfast was a banana and a handful of Spanish peanuts, and a small bowl of low-sugar cereal, because I haven't been to the store to get non-sugar cereal. Lunch hasn't happened yet, but when it does, I'm going to be taking charge of it. I'm also going to be Tweeting my progress regularly. Follow me at #goTristigo I think that will be better than blogging a kazillion times a day, but I won't be Tweeting my weight.

Cheer me on, guys - if I don't do this, then my life won't change, because I'm the only one who can change it.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Tristi, make sure you are getting enough nutrients. cutting back on calories will not work in the long run if your body is missing nutrients because you will end up craving something and then crashing. That is one of the reasons I shared the info about Bountiful Baskets- it allows you to get the fruits and veggies at a good price.

Exercise is my downfall, but I agree with what someone else said- just walk from one end of the house to the other until you are strong enough to do more. I got a cheap pedometer that I wear. It tells me steps, calories burned, distance gone. It is not always right but it at least gives me an idea. and it lets me nag myself into moving because I hate seeing that low number of steps.