My Weight Loss

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The First Week- First Day

Week 1- Challenge
1. Mind- Embrace adversity. Meaning, be ready to face the negative thoughts or things said from myself and others that may come. The overcome doubtful feelings of not being able to do the work that is needed.
2. Mouth- Think of what I am eating. Make a plan and stick to it. Eat every 2 to 3 hours. Drink plenty of water.
3. Muscle- Do cardio every day. At least 20 minutes of cardio.
Weight lifting to build up muscle to take over the fat and speed up metabolism.
This is what I am working on this week.
I am following an exercise video of Dr. Peek that is Body For Life Women. I will make sure I am also becoming more active each day.
This is the start of the Life Change. Being that I have 102 pounds to lose I will need to take it a little slow at the beginning, so I don't blow out my knees or injure myself.
I mixing different programs with the Body For Life Plan as the main focus. I will be using Recipes from the Eating For Life book.
I will also be using my Weight Watchers cook book and altering recipes to meet guidelines from the Body for Life Program.
I have not worked out regularly other than a period of time walking since 1997. No wonder I am in the shape I am in. You may ask why I don't go to a diet center to do this. Like most people we are unable to afford this right now so I will do it with determination and support.
I want to share a couple pictures that were taken this morning of me. I can't show you all that were taken or should I say I am WAY too embarrassed to show these pictures. As I am posting these I am overcome but the way I look and the tears are flowing. I have to do this before I kill myself with the fat that I am carrying. Warning this is not for the faint of heart:
This is I side view I took this morning. Now normally I have my stomach tucked into my undies or hide it as much as I can with an over sized shirt.
This is a blouse that is fitting very snug as you can see by the rolls. and my skirt with swollen ankles. This is the way they usually are now. Now mind you I do have huge ankles even without fat. No chicken legs here.
The last is my poor pudgy hand and arm. This is not pretty or petite just gross and sad.

I will check in later this evening. Have a great & active day. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


  1. Bobbie Jo I am so proud of you for posting all of this and getting going! The first few steps are the hardest but just you wait, you are going to be lovin it!

  2. Bobbie Jo you are so brave to post your progress and your pics. I'm so proud :-)Staying active and eating well is super hard to do but you will stick to it. You just have to keep it a priority. For me, sometimes I have to put fitness above a clean house and laundry but those can wait.

    All the board girls will be cheering you on!

    Just think, these are the first steps to a happier you!


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