Since weight loss is part of my New Year's Resolution list, I decided to get peer pressured into doing a challenge by the lovely Chaos & Love blogger, Jessica. For the low price of $25, I have enrolled into a weight loss competition that started yesterday and runs until February 27th. There is the potential to win a good chunk of change so that is certainly motivational but there is also the idea of me having to be accountable to someone else. So yesterday afternoon I took my "before" picture, a picture of the warehouse scale and sent them off. There was no turning back and I will do this every Wednesday for another 8 weeks.
Pretty right? I think the black socks really make the look. Hahahahhahaha. What else can I do but laugh? Over the Christmas break I saw two pictures of myself with Casey where I thought "Who is that great big fat person next to my son?" When I can't wrap my head around the fact that I look like an entirely different person, it is time for a change.
Since I couldn't believe the number on that scale I checked again this morning and it was actually at 222. Morning weight check is so much better than late afternoon. Just to clarify, that weight is with jeans, tee-shirt, socks, underwear. No shoes.
I'm not exactly sure how I want to approach this diet thing but yesterday I didn't really snack for the most part. I didn't have a beer like I usually do after work. I thought about going to McDonald's but went to Jersey Mike's instead. Today will be better. My short term goal is to get into the two-teens by January 25th at 4 pm for that is when I am going to see my primary physician for a checkup. Can't wait to hear his wee "Mrs. Friiiiiday..." lecture.