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I have been a stay at home mom for the last 5 years. I love being with my children and feel so blessed and lucky to have the opportunity to do so, but I often get lost in the shuffle of it all. I have tried to lose weight and get in shape many times in my life, with varying degrees of success. It has seemed especially hard since having kids. So, I've decided to sliver out a little piece of time for myself to get back in shape and get back to feeling good about myself. I am hoping that this blog will help me find an outlet to talk about my experiences and find a community of people who have similar goals. I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Week 1, Day 1 and the big number reveal...

My clothes were out.  My iPod was all charged and ready.  The alarm went off and I am sorry to report that my first instinct was to hit the snooze button.  I should have attacked the day with reckless abandon.  I should have been pumped and ready to go, but alas, I just wanted to sleep more.  The better part of me prevailed though and I got out of bed before the alarm went off again.

I've been thinking about this for a while now.  I have read and reread the C25K plan.  My job today was to walk vigorously for 5 minutes and then alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking for the next 25 minutes.  So I did a quick warm up and then exited the house to the cold outside, fired up a little Black Eyed Peas and I was off.

Now, I'll say that I felt that this plan was completely reasonable and, to be honest, a very easy start.  I'm not saying that these notions of mine were not true, certainly they are reasonable and easy...what I am saying though is that I am EXTREMELY out of shape and found that after a couple of rounds, the 60 seconds seemed excruciatingly long and the 90 seconds mercilessly fast.  I did it though and a half hour later I returned to my house winded, sweaty and ready for my shower.  I felt proud of myself for taking that first step.

Before I could shower though, there was some business to attend to.  A promise I made that had to be kept.  I had an appointment with the scale that I could not reschedule.  In general, I find that little device to be an evil, spirit breaking presence and I avoid it if at all possible.  Even during my pregnancies, in the third trimesters when the appointments got more and more frequent, I would stand on the scale with my back to the numbers because I didn't want to know.  I certainly did not want to see that terrible threshold that I mentioned yesterday getting crossed (even if it was because of a healthy baby).

Anyway, I had a number in mind.  I knew what I weighed the last time I stepped on the scale and I can't say that I've been good since then.   Considering I've also completely ended breast feeding, I anticipated the number to be high.  So with a breath, I stepped on and was pleasantly surprised.  Not that it's a great number, but not as high as I had imagined. 

So without further ramblings, I give you my weight:  181.5 pounds.

I have a lot of work to do.  I'll need to make good eating choices if I am going to bring that number down where it needs to be and I will.  I am committed to my health.  I am dedicated to being a good role model for my children.  I want to live a long healthy life with my husband.  I want to and I know I CAN DO IT!


  1. So proud of you! I'm glad you are doing this for you and your family! Give yourself a huge pat on the back for taking the first step! Are you setting yourself some mini-goals? I have found them to be helpful for me. And of course I'm rewarding myself as I make them. For me it's not about when I meet them - rather just meeting them altogether. Things change and interfere with exercise and healthy eating so I try to tell myself where I want to be - and not think about the when. It will happen! Decide .. commit .. succeed! You can do it! :)


  2. Great job Theresa!!! You can do it!!!

  3. I started on 5/15 with w1d1 and I'm 182.5 pounds. I think I've not weighed this much during any of my three pregnancies but the important thing is I'm making a change.

    I'll be following your journey, keep up the good work!

  4. thank you for keeping this blog, and for your honesty. i am on w4d1 and weighed 175 when i started. have only lost a couple of pounds...but i am more tone and happy and have a lot more energy. looking forward to reading as you go.