Today is the first day of my journey and I'm feeling good. Already, this forum has helped me stay on track because I woke up this morning with a head full of excuses why it would be okay to put it off for another day, but I wanted to do as I said I would on the board yesterday and start today. I'm soooo glad I did!! :)
My starting weight is 302.4 and my BMI is 47.36 (I'm 5'7") so I have a long way to go, but I'll get there for sure! I was actually happy to see the number on the scale I saw because I've been slowly making some changes with my eating the last few months and have lost a few pounds (my hihgest weight was 306). While I know this could certainly be normal weight fluctuation, it still makes me feel motivated.
I've got my plan for food and exercise all set and feel positive that I will be able to accomplish my goals for the day. I have to say - I'm a little nervous about the exercise part, but thinking of how great it will feel once I have completed it is what is keeping me excited.
Hope everyone has a great day today!! :)
Good for you Seattlegirl!
I hope your first day is going well. What did you do for your exercise today?
If you stick to it and follow the plan you will succeed.
Thanks, Pennyready!! It's going pretty well so far. I've done a good job of not letting my "if you can't do it perfectly, don't do it at all" thoughts creep in and I'm feeling really good! I did 15 minutes of walking to "Walk Away the Pounds". I have to say - I didn't think it would be as difficult for me as it was (even just 40 pounds ago, I walked two to three miles a day), but I did as much as I could before my calves got super cramped up. I'm thinking I might rest a bit and give it another go. I'm excited to see what improvement will come over the next few months!! :)
How was your day? I checked out your profile and see that you love to ride bikes - how cool!! Are you a street rider or more of a mountainbiker or trail rider?
Thanks again for the encouraging words, Penny! I hope you're having a nice evenng and that your day tomorrow is fantastic!
Seattlegirl- Congrats on starting the challenge. I'm glad you're feeling great. It's important to find a thread with several like minded people and get involved for support and swapping stories about your experiences. I am part of a great group called the Cottage Cheese Club. We're always willing to take in new people, and would be glad to have you and any other people looking for a place to put down roots. Most of us are on our 3rd challenge of this year, so we have some useful information to share if/when you need it.
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