Wednesday, September 8, 2010

T Minus 5 days and Counting - New Me!!

So ok second day of blogging this is already starting to seem like I made a wonderful decision.  I am very excited about starting and my husband is very supportive.  So it is official - Monday September 13th will be the first official day of the new me.  I have a lot of planning to do to get ready.

My husband and I are going to go out and buy a new tank top and new shorts for my fat pics (and no I don't mean PHAT - as the f in that word just stands for fabulous *LOL*).  I have already started making meal plans for the week - which I am believing I am going to save a lot of money just buying what I NEED and not what I WANT!!!  This will also start a new sleep cycle - no more up all night snacking and watching TV.  I will be hitting the hay at a decent time and up in the mornings for a walk with husband and the dogs.  I have never approached this with such excitement and I know it has a lot to do with just my first blog here and the comments and seeing everyone elses accomplishments.  So since I am really just getting everything in order at this point I think it a great stepping stone to give you guys a little insight into who I am.

I am a 32-year-old married female with two wonderful dogs.  No children yet, but not for a lack of trying - Docs think that the weight is playing a big part.  So I am not only starting this journey for myself, but for my children to be and for my husband - who I would love to give the best present in the world. I have been working at starting something like this for a while.  I was a smoker (1 1/2 packs a day) and I am very heavy (maybe soon I will get up the courage to put my weight in writing - did not realize that would be as hard as it is).  I wanted to change my life and needed to either start the diet or quit smoking.  So I chose to quit smoking first and I am proud to say I have not had a smoke in 2 years.  With that kicked and pretty much an after thought I am now turning to my weight.....yay go me!  I have been heavy all my life and have been on many diets which worked for a time and then did not.  I am a very happy go lucky person who has always been outgoing and I have never hidden who I was....I always laughed at myself and really had no problems.  Of course I have come across a ton of cruel  people in my life but with my sense of humor I was usually able to shrug them off with no problem.  They would actually get more pissed that their words were not affecting me.  *LOL*  My biggest issue and toughest obstacle believe it or not has been with my husband.  Not with my husband - but with what others have said.  My husband is a good looking man which I have heard so many people say oh he must be a chubby chaser - no people the truth is he dated the cheerleaders (skinny cute chicks) - he was captain of his basketball team (state champions) - captain of his baseball team - played sports all through college and this beautiful comedian just had much more to offer!  (well it helps I love to cook too....*LOL*).  I love music and we would go out all the time to see bands and woman would actually come up to him (though he would be holding my hand or dancing with me) and start talking like I was not there and how many girls I have overheard say you have to see the girl he is with - you should go talk to him because there is no way he would chose her over you (they were wrong again).  He really is a wonderful guy and it takes a strong man to put up with all that and never once has he asked me to change......he is truly the best person EVER - I will not let him read this part or I will have to widen the doorways in my house because his head would not fit through.  Wow if you guys are still reading I thank you so much!!!  You are a trooper! 

So to continue pretty much for the rest of this week and it is go time....time to make a work out schedule, plan meals ahead and clean out all the old crap that is in the cabinets.  That's right boys and girls, me being the sporty chick that I am, I am cleaning out the cabinets and I am going to hold a one-on-one basketball game with my husband or even a good game of HORSE, however, the basketball will be the cookies, cupcakes, chips etc...  I know I can beat him and will keep you posted. 

Well I am off to bed and hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.  Last night I could not fall asleep because I was pretty much thinking about blogging and getting started on this journey.  Thanks already for the support I have received - Sweet Dreams - Love Ya!~


  1. Congrats on starting the journey. :)~

    I would recommend checking out Jewlia Goulia's blog. She's lost over 100 pounds this year!


  2. You're off to a great start!! And blogging here will give you plenty of friends to support you and to cheer you on in your journey!

  3. Cleaning out all the old foods and planning meals is a great way to get started! Looks like you're on the right path and there will be plenty of us here to support and encourage you along the way! You don't have to be shy about telling your weight, there won't be any judgement, we're all in the same boat here.

  4. I can relate to so much of this girly *hugs* i am practically starting again so I am right there with you!

    *high fives* to your journey!

  5. Hi Dee! It's very nice to meet you. I think you'll love blogging, and will find all the support is amazing.

    It sounds like you have a great plan to get started.

    I look forward to reading all about your successes (and your husband sounds like a doll!).