Sunday, March 29, 2009

27: My new motivation

I wasn't always +15 lbs. I won't get into the super boring back story (girl goes to college, girl loves dining hall a little too much, girl gets fat), but let's just leave it at this - I'm 15 lbs overweight and I want it gone. Lots of (probably just really nice) people look at me in shock when they catch me photocopying ludacris "Lose 5 lbs in 7 Days" articles at work, saying "But you don't need to lose any weight!". This is most likely because I am pretty good at not wearing clothes that scream "LOOK AT MY ROLLS!!!". I wear clothes that are the correct size and don't show a ton of arms (I might have flappy arms. Whatev.), and make sure nothing is super tight. That being said, I also don't wear clothes that are too big - it's a very fine line I try to walk. I feel like I do a pretty decent job of not drawing attention to my chubby-ness.

But this is the year that all changes.

I'll be 27 in May (the 22nd for those counting) and the bottom line is that I'm sick of being pissed off when I go shopping for summer stuff - they don't make a ton of summer clothes with 3/4 length sleeves and in my current state I'm not comfortable baring too much arm (Note to women's fashion designers: cap sleeves look good on no one. Honestly.). I also have 2 weddings coming up in June, though if my own wedding wasn't reason enough to lose the weight, I can't imagine their weddings would be either. To be fair, everyone looks good in a wedding gown - size 2 or 28 - so I guess I had that going for me.

The bottom line: I just want to buy cute clothes, damn it! (OK, and I want to produce some healthy off-spring at some point.) So I'm on a mission, and I figure posted all my stuff here might help me with the whole accountability factor.

Current Weight: 150
Goal Weight: 135

There's 8 weeks until my birthday, which means that if I really wanted to, I could be at my goal weight by then. I would LOVE to celebrate my birthday in a super cute outfit. So here's what we're going to do, folks. We're going to call this year's mission HealthFest 09. This includes dropping 15 pounds, working on my stress levels, and getting (and staying) active. I'll post regular updates (on Mondays) and let you know how it's going.

Note: I have some ideas for a headboard... I'll hopefully be posting something about that soon.

Note: I found a good sewing machine on sale at Sears for $80. I will probably be purchasing that on Friday. I should have something to show for this next week.


Amy said...

Good luck with that. I don't like my arms to show much either (the upper part of them) and everything is just about sleeveless!

Katie said...

we have the same birthday!!!
I'll be sure to get back here and post Happy Birthday--I won't forget it!

I've got to lose about 7 more pounds and tone up my arms too, before my wedding in June! yikes. good luck!