Monday, September 17, 2012

Let the DietBet Begin

Yep, it's day 1 of my DietBet. I now have 28 days to lose 4% of my weight. I weighed in at a mortifying 136.6 pounds. Considering I was down to 128 a few months ago, I am NOT happy with this turn of events. I knew my fat pants were getting a bit snug, that my adorable pink and white gingham bikini was not looking quite as flattering, but I was still hoping for the best.

I can find lots of things to blame the weight gain on: not sleeping well (we all know sleep is vital to weight loss, right?), new meds that made me hungry ALL THE TIME (nevermind that I stopped taking them about a month ago), the stress of separating and having my youngest child move 2.5 hours away, feeling like a massive failure at work...  But what it boils down to is they're all just big fat excuses for being a lazy bum who ate too much crap and drank too much over the last few months.

The one positive to the weight gain is that some of it went to my boobs. First place I lose it from, but at least not the last place I gain it.

I need to lose almost six pounds for my game, but my goal is to lose the 8 I've gained. It's a pretty ambitious goal, especially considering my laziness. Contrary to what many think about me, I hate working out. And I love food. Especially food that has lots of cheese. Especially pasta and breads. And I really like my red wine. But I also like fitting in my skinny clothes. I like not having a major muffin top. I really like buying size small panties. So here we go!

This is heaven on earth. Chile Colorado Burritos from
The Food Pusher.

This week's goal is to do some form of exercise at least 20 minutes 3 days and 45 to 60 minutes three days. I'm off to a mixed start. I knocked out week 2 of Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30.  Of course, I also gave in to a nonfat pumpkin spice latte and a bacon/gouda breakfast sandwich this morning after waking at 4:00 am and being on the road from 5:30 to 8:00 am.

Here's a recipe I'll be using to help keep me away from Starbucks and Krispy Kreme. I like to make up a double batch of these (when I'm not too lazy) and freeze them. I pop two in the microwave in the morning.

Mini Frittata Recipe from Family Fun.

What's your goal this week?


  1. My goal is to get down to 136 lbs. I am far far from that. But I am going to try to get into better shape for my kids.

    1. Good luck! Start with small changes that you can sustain. I started with smaller portions when I ate. If I went out I immediately cut my meals in half and asked for a box right away, that way the other half was put away and I wasn't as likely to pick at it when I finished the first half. I started parking further away from stores/work, taking the stairs, and walking 20 minutes a day. Then I just kept building from there. I was 164 pounds four years ago. The first 20 came off within a couple months. It's been a battle since then, though. I do well for awhile, then get lazy again and creep up into the 140s. I really do feel so much better when I get in a little exercise every day, though. It helps my attitude, I sleep better, and I feel better about myself!

  2. You can do it! I am so excited about the Dietbet…. Got some work to do!

  3. Making small changes here and there.. just want my work pants to fit comfortably again. First step? ONLY coffee from the Tim Hortons downstairs. No donuts, muffins or cookies. Just coffee. I figure this will save me some money in the long run as well.

    My new house has three flights of stairs (one up, one down, and one outside to actually get IN the house) which is a big change from the old place that had a grand total of three stairs in the whole place, unless I wanted to go into the basement, which I never, ever did. But yeah, stairs are making a difference. Heading back to kick-boxing soon as well, once I get more unpacked and organized.