Friday, October 22, 2010
Ahh, skinny Kate. I miss her. This photo must have been taken in the fall of 2007 or spring of 2008. First of all, I'm wearing a sleeveless top. That doesn't happen anymore. And look at that skinny face! Wow -- this is a huge reminder for me about how good I feel (let alone, look) when I'm at a healthy weight.
And that leads me into an update on the Great Baby Weight Challenge, which I began in September. It hasn't gone so well. I'm actually up in weight since beginning. My exercise has picked up a bit, which is a good start and a nice benefit. But getting down to a healthy weight is the ultimate goal, and that's not worked.
I did have a productive shopping trip to Trader Joe's with my trainer friend, Sara. Although we mostly focused on understanding the lay of the land, I also picked up some items to try out.
And the things that I have tried so far have been good. Including some chicken sausage and "Beans so Green."
I made this for the entire family a little while ago. Jeremy and I both liked it. The Baby Girl cried until we took the sausages out of her serving. They were on the spicy side.
But even with these few things - the shopping trip and the prepared meal - I've been unsuccessful at any weight loss. You can read more about this in the "Accepting Failure" entry. So, I've decided to start over.
On Monday, October 25, we re-start the Great Baby Weight Challenge. I could have continued with it as we were, but I was setting myself up for failure. I was so far behind on my weight goals that it seemed an insurmountable task to even get to the first goal.
Thus - the re-start. I'll update the challenge log and reprint it.
And this time, I truly intend to meet my weight goals - as well as my exercise goals - by taking this all seriously. I will not have "just one" snack. I will plan my meals. And I will attempt to start eating "clean" as much as I am able. That part will be a learning process. But I know how to lose weight. It's a matter of being committed all the time, and making this project a priority. For heaven's sake, I brought my own meal to my own wedding shower because I was so committed back then. It's time to bring that intensity back! And let's keep Skinny Kate in mind.
Posted by Kate at 12:12 AM