Can I tell you how much I love fall? I absolutely LOVE fall. While it isn’t quite fall yet, I am excited for the drop in temperature. I am also excited for the 3.6lbs I dropped this week! Yeah, boy!!!
This is quite a feat given I did not work out not one single day. I know, what the hell happened to my deal with myself? I am going to be honest people, I am a workaholic. When there are things to be done at work, I find myself staying longer and longer hours.
So, on the 18th and 19th of this month we have a pretty big audit coming up at work. With my workaholic tendencies come pride issues. I KNOW that I want to kill this audit but in order to do so I was and am going to have to sacrifice some serious me time. Knowing this, I decided that time not being on my side, I would control what I could, which was the food entering my mouth. To be fair, I knew I was not going to find the time to cook either so last Sunday, Steph and I made some meals for the week and spread them throughout. We ran out too early in the week and the food choices following weren’t always the best. I had made the decision however, to eat from 10:30am- 6:30pm only. This is called Intermittent Fasting and it seemed to work. Tomorrow the goal is to really plan out food for the week and have it set up so that there is ZERO reason to eat out and ZERO reason to make poor choices but all that said, I must take it one day at a time. I’ll stick with the Intermittent fasting, and I set out one more goal for myself:
Number of Steps Activity Level:
0 – 5,000 Sedentary
5,000 – 7,499 Low active
7,500 – 9,999 Somewhat active
10,000 – 12,500 Active
12,500 or more Highly active
I am going to try and hit 8,000 steps a day (or 4 miles
) 4/7 days. I feel like this is realistic. Update to follow mid-week!
MEET STEPH 9/4/17
2 is better than one.
So that’s what you’ll get here, a second story to follow.
To bad there is a date stamp on this photo so I cannot pass it off as a current one. Anyway, it’s more like this:
8 years and about 55 pounds later is where we will pick up the story. I used to be fit and active- I ran, was a lifeguard, and taught swim lessons; now I sit at a desk all day and have (self diagnosed) Achilles tendonitis. Sure I want to look good naked but more than that I want to not get headaches when I eat too much sugar, I want to be able to run again, I want to be healthy, I want to learn that’s it’s not all or nothing when it comes to a healthy diet and working out (more on my extreme tendencies later). So follow along on my journey alongside Monique.
8Today I read the following quote; You don’t inspire others by being perfect. You inspire them by how you deal with your imperfections. Well, my good people, I am about to put all my imperfections out there for the judging and you know what, I kind of feel free. So, without further ado…
Holy double chin batman!
My elbow is making a angry face
I don’t know if I am ready to throw my weight out there as well. FINE! 288 lbs even. To really bring these numbers home I did some Googling. Kobe Bryant, who stands at 6’6, weighs 212lbs. Shaq, at 7’1, weighs 325lbs. You guys this means I weigh 37lbs less than Shaquille O’Neal and 76lbs more than Kobe. Here’s the real kicker, I am 5’1. FIVE FEET, ONE INCH!!!
Now, this fat chick loves to kayak and with a shipmate no less (everyone, meet Skylar).
Finally, this is me and my monsters hiking yesterday. My face has gotten so fat I always look like my eyes are closed. Also, I am not Asian despite my Sumo qualities. So, today I close with the following thought… I am at my rock bottom but this time next year I will have the biggest smile with a gleam in my eyes that you will be able to see! Here is to the next 365 days and the blogs to follow
I am not going to start with a “Day One” like so many have before me, but for all intents and purposes it IS my day one. Here is the thing, as I sit here typing I am also eating a fresh, warm out of the oven brownie. I know, I know. This is me and all my flaws being 100% with you. DON’T GIVE UP ON ME YET!! KEEP READING, IT IMPROVES!!! When starting this journey I made myself some deals:
Where do the brownies fit in? They don’t, but if I was craving one and did not eat it, two days from now I wouldn’t be eating one, I would be eating a whole pan. Growing up, dinner was not complete without dessert and this is something I will always struggle with but since I am going one day at a time, today isn’t that day. THE IMPROVEMENT:
I went hiking today! See, I told you there was an upside. Continue reading “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”