Wednesday, August 25, 2010

weekly weigh in

It's been a week on my Fit by Forty journey and I am happy to report that there has been progress.

I have found motivation, I've been tracking my calories and I'm feeling really good about this. Despite a weekend trip to Pittsburgh to visit my in laws, I lost weight! My mother in law is a great cook and we have a tendency to overeat while we are there. With work starting up, I haven't had a chance to get the exercise in, but that will come shortly.

Starting weight 186.0
Today's weight 184.4

weight lost -1.6

Monday, August 23, 2010


Today is the first day of "pre-service" week at my school. It is such fun to see people you haven't seen all summer and to see the changes. Who got married, who is pregnant, who gained weight, who got a fabulous hair cut, etc. well, today was no different. I've seen lots of tanned and relaxed teachers and I am dying to find out what they did on their vacation. A few baby bumps are now evident, and that is always exciting. Lots of new haircuts, too. but I am most amazed at one of my friends; She got a fabulous new 'do (chopped off over a foot of hair), and is showing off her awesome weight loss! She had lost weight back in the spring, but kept it going this summer. Since last spring she has lost 40lbs! She says she needs to lose 20 more, but I don't know where she'll find them!

Summer (yes, that is her name) is my inspiration! She lost forty lbs in less time than I am planning on trying to lose mine. That gives me hope and TONS of inspiration.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Ugly Truth

Today marks my last day of summer break before heading back to work tomorrow. Teachers go back on Monday, but usually I go back much earlier.

Typically, summer is a time for me to get back into the exercise groove and really get physical. Unfortunately, this summer started with surgery that sidelined me for a while and then we got so busy with swim team and squeezing my work days in, that I didn't hit the gym once. I feel horrible, and fat.

Before my surgery I weighed 6 pounds less than I do now. Ugghh!

Tomorrow, I am back at work. No more ability to snack when I want to, and I have a plan for hitting the gym once school starts.

I am excited!

I stepped on the scale today and am a whopping 186.0!

I've never put it out there for the world to see, but then again, I'm blogging here somewhat anonymously, so I guess I'm still not!

Monday, August 16, 2010

If I blog it then it will happen, right?

On a recent walk with my two year old, I had plenty of time to ponder thoughts in my head. After 11 years of marriage, 3 kids, and over 38 years (with most of them being overweight), I have decided that I've had enough! I vow that I will finally be in shape by the time I turn 40!

I have given myself, plenty of time (over a year), but hopefully I won't need that long to accomplish my goal. My already-40 husband has embarked upon a quest to complete a half-marathon this year and I am now determined to do something just as important.

Hopefully, this blog will enable me to write about the journey and be able to stick to it. I'm sure I will stumble along the way, but in the end I vow to be...

Fit By Forty!