I'm FAT! Yep, just plain chubby I am!
If you want to get clinical about it, I fit into the obese category with the BMI (Body Mass Index) that I have. Ross and I both are OBESE. That's such an ugly word, but it really puts it into perspective when you look at it like that.
This was us when we got married June 4th, 2005.
This was us July 28th, 2009. Now granted, I was 7½ months pregnant in this picture and it's not a full body view, but you can see how much chubbier we are by our faces. And I've only lost 20 of my 40 baby pounds gained, so my face doesn't look that different today.
I've made halfhearted attempts at losing weight and so has Ross, but we haven't been very successful yet. I was losing a few pounds when I was counting points on WW, but then I just wasn't losing after the first couple, so I gave that up.
I have a real struggle with getting into a good exercise routine. Sometimes I feel like I'm just too lazy and then I remember that I still have a baby that gets up in the middle of the night and I couldn't tell you the last time I had 8 solid hours of sleep with no interruption. I used to think that I functioned just fine and had adapted to lack of sleep when Alexis was still a baby. Then she started sleeping all night, 8-10 hour stretches without waking at all and I couldn't believe how amazing I felt and how much energy I had! I'm hoping that Isabel is going to start sleeping for longer than 5-6 hours now that she's eating solid foods well. Another part of the problem is that I don't go to bed as soon as Isabel does, so I've only been asleep for about 2 hours when she's ready to get up and eat.
I also have some self control issues too. It's an all day, constant struggle being at home and exposed to food all day long. If I get a craving for a snack of some kind, instead of resisting and saying no, I just go get it. I love being a stay at home mom, but I think I'll be able to control my eating and get my portions under control once I get back to work (June 15th).
Ice Cream is my other major weakness, I could eat it everyday if I let myself. It's so yummy! I have to really cut back on how much I eat of it and how often and that should really help me out too.
I've kind of gotten off track with all the back story, lets get into what I was really wanting to say. Ross has adopted a new eating style and he's doing really well with it. I'm feeling inspired by him to get myself under control as well.
He starts out with a good breakfast, eats a good size healthy lunch and then has a smoothie for supper. He usually has some carrot sticks and a grapefruit for his 2 breaks at work in the evening. He has done really good this whole week with it and I hope he really sees some results so that he stays encouraged. I have cut back on my evening snacks, I used to eat the majority of my food late in the evening instead of eating throughout the day and I know that is bad.
I'm disgusted with myself every time I look in the mirror, but haven't had the will power to change it. I'm hoping that with Ross getting himself together it's really going to motivate me. I used to use him as an excuse for why I couldn't lose weight, because he has just as many weaknesses as I do, if not more. But, he's pulling it together, so I can't use that excuse anymore!
My First Giveaway!
Now, let's get on with some fun stuff. This is my 300th post, so I've decided to have my first giveaway!!
Now, don't get yourselves all worked up or anything, it's not going to be that exciting. But, I've had it laying around for months now, so I've decided one of you will use it before I do.
It's a $25 gift card to your choice of four different restaurants: On The Border, Chilli's, Macaroni Grill or Maggiano's.
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