Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The weight thing

I have issues (and if that isn't a No shit, Sherlock statement, nothing is). Issues with self-esteem that mainly stem from my weight and body image and all that lovely crap. I weigh too much. I'm not going to say how much, but I need to lose a considerable amount of weight. It's not gastric bypass-worthy, but it's pushing it. So, yeah. Yuck.

I'm taking part in the OC New Me Challenge. I've pledged to lost 30 lbs. I can't kick in that much money, but I figure kicking in even a little bit will help keep me in line. Are there many of you OC-ers out there doing this?

I was also inspired by this post over at Oh, The Joys (who's a fucking riot and if you aren't reading her regularly, put her on your blogroll and do it now), I have dragged out my old Weight Watchers stuff. Last time I did it, I lost 40 lbs. Of course, I promptly got knocked up with the baby I lost before I got pregnant with the Boo, but now that TCBIM has been snipped, I shouldn't have to worry about that. (Unless Johnny Depp comes knocking, but that's another fantasy for another time.)

I've only been doing this for four days but I've already lost five pounds. Five! Yay! Go, me. I guess I need to take a picture of my scale and send it to Allison.


And in other news, we have heat!! Whahooooooooooo!


TCBIM got a second job, tending bar. We had been talking about me going to work at someplace like Barnes & Noble or Whole Foods, but this came up for him. We'll see if he makes enough money doing two nights a week. I don't really like the idea of him bartending - the hours are going to suck for him and the temptation to have a few after hours are going to be there - but hopefully he'll make enough to make it worth his while.

11 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Well, as you know, I completely understand what you're facing and how much it all f*cking sucks.

I'll be rooting for you.

(And WOW - thanks for the praise, friend!)

Rachel said...

I didn't think I needed the OC challenge, but maybe I do.

blah!!!

ah well. You know who to count on for pointers...

Kevin said...

Congrats on the 5 lbs!
But remember: pace yourself... slow weight loss is much more important.

Keep it up, though I know Allison will be quite the cheerleader to keep y'all motivated!

In Search Of Balance said...

Congratulations! Five pounds is a lot. :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go!

You know I'm doing the challenge too. I'm in for big bucks. I NEVER have that much just sitting around, but I just happened to and figured "what better place to 'spend' it"?

I've had a pretty good week with food/exercise, so that is great. Way to go on your 5 pounds - that is even more great!

EC said...

I'm going to check out that challenge - I'll admit it, I'm overwieght. Kind of like you - not gastric bypass worthy, but I'm VERY close ;) I just joined Butterfly life and I'm starting Weight watchers online this weekend when I get paid.

So, good luck with your weight loss!!!

Allison said...

Julia,

You send the picture in on Feb. 4, not when you lose 5 pounds. 5 pounds is just the minimum requirement to make it into the drawing. I'm glad you are doing so well! Woohoo!

Shannon said...

Awesome 5 lb. loss!!

I've decided to join. It's pretty embarrassing to be training for a Tri and gaining weight along the way.

Gotta keep my snacking in check.

Jamie said...

Congrats on the 5 lb loss!! I'm jealous! I may have to pull out my old WW stuff too - blah!

Sharon said...

I can stand to lose ~50 lbs, so I'm starting up too. Now that I have the added incentive of a wedding (eek!) I'm hoping I'll actually be able to stick with it.

5 lbs is a GREAT start! Way to be inspiring!

LauraJ said...

Well good luck darlin'!! You'll do great! We're all hear for ya!!