Monday, April 29, 2013

Something a little different

Today is a little's not about our house but about me.  I've been overweight for most of my 26 years.

I grew up with beautiful, skinny friends.  They were all so wonderful.  Never once did I feel bullied or tormented for my weight...but I ALWAYS felt like the "fat girl" of the group...not because of anything they did but because of myself.  I was pretty active through my adolescents, playing soccer, softball, and volleyball (rec and travel and in school) but despite all that I was still pretty overweight.

I'm on the far left

I'm 2nd from the right.

I'm on the far right.

I've joined a challenge put on by Jess at Operation Skinny Jeans and I'm determined to not let this opportunity slip by me.  I'm notorious for starting something and not finishing it. I don't want that to happen again.

Today is the weekly goal link up at OSJ.  So here it goes.

I'm one for saying...tomorrow I will start exercising...not today...but tomorrow!  You know what never works??  Saying "I'll do it tomorrow".  Tonight, I will go out and start my C25K.  No excuses.

In October of last year I gave up all soda and sweet tea.  I was a diet soda drinker so no extra calories but I was filling my body with so much other garbage that are in sodas.  I decided enough was enough.  I was definitely "addicted".  The headaches from not having my 3 or 4 a day sodas lasted for probably 3 weeks...that's not really normal for everyone.

It's now been 6 months of NO soda.  I miss it occasionally because I like the bubbles...but I haven't gone back.  I now only drink water...and occasionally add mio.  Oh, I do have coffee in the mornings..but I rarely drink a whole cup.

Even though all I drink is water I want to track my consumption by making sure I drink 100 oz (about 4-5 of my tervis cups) of water each day.

I'm pretty bad about scarfing my food down.  Like it's going to disappear if I don't shovel it in my mouth.  I need to learn to stop, enjoy what I'm eating, and listen to my body when it says it's satisfied.  Not clean my plate (despite what my mom told me when I was growing up!!)

I'm linking up y'all!  (P.S.  it just took me a good 30 or so minutes to figure out how to put this clickable picture in my blog....haha!!)

Operation Skinny Jeans

Have a great week y'all.  I will try to come back and update about the house, we painted our master bedroom yesterday!!


  1. Great goals! I need to work on eating slower myself. I may have to steal that idea from you for next weeks goals. It took me forever to figure out how to get the link up pic on my blog the first time too, you're not the only one!

    1. Thank you!

      Glad I'm not the only one...I consider myself pretty "techy" but I just had the hardest time figuring it out!

  2. Those are great goals! I've been struggling with drinking enough water, but it really does help with hunger. Not in a "replacement of food" kinda way, but in a "not constantly wanting to eat" way. And I completely hear you on the slowing down when eating! I 100% do the same thing, and really have yet to figure out a way to not scarf. If you figure out what works for you, let me know!