Monday, April 2, 2012

Today is Day 1 - A Weigh In Day

I have spent the better part of the last...oh...let's say six months floundering.  Beating myself up over being off the wagon and how little self-control I have and blah blah blah freaking blah.  Have I gained back some of what I lost?  Yes.  Do I love that?  No sir, I do not.

But you know what?  I just can't obsess over it anymore.  I can't stress myself about it anymore.

That's why today is Clean Slate Day.  It's Day 1.

I'm starting over.  I'm finding a balance between "I could care less about what I eat or the quantity I eat" and "Calorie Nazi."  Both those people make me miserable.  I must find balance and today is the day I embark on a quest to seek that balance.

I want to be accountable, yes.  Of course I do.  But finding the balance begins today for me with awareness.  More of my why than my what. 

So here are what Mondays are going to look like around here for a while.  The Weigh In, good or bad.  I will do my best to post it every week.  No seriously, I totally will.

Date: April 2, 2012
Current Weight: 243.0
Last Week's Weight:  ----
Loss:   ---
Total Loss Since 4/2/2012:   ---

I will talk about my struggles, my stengths and the moments that make up the story of a person's weight loss. 

I tell ya what folks.  I'm ready to kick 2012 in the ass and I may not do it all at once, but oh will be done.  It may not won't be perfect.  And it may not be pretty.  But I'll do it.  And I'll learn a lot along the way.

I sure hope you'll join me.  I will talk more about my "how" next week.


  1. Sometimes we need a reboot. Nothing wrong with that. I look forward to following your progress. :)

  2. You just need to remember that this is a lifestyle change and not just a way to lose weight. I know you will find that balance but it will be hard. Ask yourself one question when making a change, can I live with this change for the rest of my life. For example, I can not live without chocolate, I've tried and failed everytime. So I have made the change to I can have a small piece of chocolate everyday. Not everyday do I stick with it, sometimes I have several pieces but I try to stick with it. Lately I have not been doing very well with exercising and I need to get back with it. Maybe I need a reboot too.

  3. I'm pretty much in the same boat, Colleen! We can do this - no doubt!! Let's get to it!

  4. hi colleen, i am with you; just on Saturdays instead of Mondays. as you put it, floundering does nothing good. it's just one foot in front of the other, and even if we FEEL like we're walking in place, we have to keep going and check in once a week.

  5. Loving the new attitude and motivation. Good or bad, we're all here for you! Can't wait to see you KILL your goals!

  6. Me too...looking forward ot my fresh start too!

  7. good luck to you. i'm starting fresh from water fasting. i go vegetarian to combine with my workout. let's do this together. having weight loss buddy really boost the motivation to lose weight =)



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