Ok, so I totally cannot believe I'm doing this, but here goes. I am going to put myself out there, so bear with me! I have made the decision to lose weight. Just like a lot of people, I have made this decision many times. And then, I see a piece of cake and it's all over. Sound familiar? So this time I am trying a completely new approach. I thought if I make my weight loss journey public, maybe I'll succeed. Kinda like getting weighed in a Weight Watchers every week, right? (Believe me, I've tried that too!)
So how am I planning on losing this weight? I mean, it's nice to have a plan, right? Recently, a friend posted something on Facebook that caught my eye. It's called "Body by Vi". Now, let me just make very clear that I am in no way trying to promote this product. I just read about it, and it sounded like something that might work for me. You've heard the deal before: a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and a healthy dinner. Sounds Slim-fast-ish, right? But, after reading more about it, it sounded really healthy. It also sounded like a system that would fit easily into my daily life. Since I'm home during the day while the kids are at school, I had gotten into a bad dietary habit of skipping breakfast, eating a late (and not particularly healthy) lunch, and then pigging out at dinner only to follow with whatever sweets happened to be lurking in my kitchen. I'm a nurse, so I know that's not smart. But, I always just seemed to busy doing stuff that I didn't have time during the day to do a little better. I'm not saying this shake thing is the right way for everyone, but I'm going to try and see if it works for me! And of course I know I'll need to exercise too!
I am doing their 90 day challenge, so I'd like to see what I can lose by Valentine's Day. This morning I made my first shake. The way this system works is that you can make 100s of different shakes by adding ingredients to the mix. I tried the chocolate banana. I have to say, it was delicious and made a huge, filling shake!
So, my weight loss journey has officially begun. And what better time of year that right before the holidays, right? I know, what was I thinking? That my jeans were tight, and I hated all my pictures! That's what I was thinking! Speaking of pictures, I'm gonna go a step further and put a BEFORE pic on here for you. I HATE this picture! I cannot believe I'm putting this one here, because it is the absolute worst fat girl pic of me ever! But here goes:
Yuck! And this is with Spanx on!!! So how much weight would I like to lose? Well, I'm not going to go as far as to put my weight on here. I know, I'm sorry. But, a girl's gotta have some secrets, right? I will say that I don't expect or want to be super skinny. I'd just like to be 130something. I don't care if it's 139. I just want to get to, and maintain 130something. And not ever go back over 140 again! After all, I do like to eat! I haven't weighed this since before I got pregnant with my oldest child, who is now almost 10.
So, here goes. I plan to post weekly about my weight loss journey. Wish me luck!