Friday, July 4, 2008

do I look fat?

I want to lose some weight.

I am about 25 pounds overweight, but I don't want to lose 25 pounds because then I would not have any fat to displace to my hips and breasts to give me my girlish figure when I wear my foundation garments. So, instead of losing 25 pounds, I'd like to lose about 15 pounds, which would give me 10 pounds to play with.

I have been trying to lose 15 pounds forever. Well, not forever, but for about a year. I start a diet and I am a good girl for a few days, maybe even as long as a week, lose a few pounds, then cheat on my diet and soon find myself back where I started. Bad girl!

It occurred to me that I should start a new diet and to keep me on track, publicize my progress here. In that way, I will be less likely to cheat because I would be embarrassed when I publicize any weight gains here.

My goal is to lose 16 pounds by September 1. I chose 16 pounds instead of 15 pounds because 16 divided by 8 weeks results in a whole number, i.e., 2 pounds per week instead of 15 divided by 8 which equals a yucky 1.875.

My diet begins on Monday. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

  1. Best of Luck with your goal. The only advice I have ever been given ragarding anything I wish achieve is to never give up believing in yourself!

    You can do it if you want it!

    Best Wishes.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 04, 2008

    Either your camera is making you slimmer (unlikely) or you really don't need to lose 25 lbs, or even 15. How about going for 8 lbs and report back how the change looks? (I'll race you!) Marlene B.

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  3. Sh@ney --- Thank you for the encouragment.

    Marlene B --- Thank you for the kind words and the suggestion, but I think I will try for 16 and see how it goes.

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  4. AnonymousJuly 14, 2008

    Day 7 - call it a "rest day". I'm trying to keep pace with you, but am only down 4 lbs as well. Seems like our bodies have to take a few days to recalibrate the "set point" before there is any more progress. But the clothes are fitting better! Best - Marlene B.

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  5. Marlene --- For me, last week was probably the worst week to start a diet. My sister had a stomach virus and after visiting us last Sunday, I started feeling sick Sunday night. I hoped it was only a 24-hour bug. Well, I had the bug for six days! Dunno if I would have lost more or less weight if I wasn't sick. Hopefully, this week, I will do better.

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  6. AnonymousJuly 20, 2008

    Gotcha! I'm down another pound - five so far. Come on! Catch up!
    Marlene B.

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