Monday, January 18, 2010

Personal Expression Welcome!

So, we're most of the way through January, thank God, and I'm two weeks into my plan to lose weight and get in shape. I'm checking in with the National Body Challenge offered by Discovery Health, which has a progress checker and a place to record what you eat. The problem with the latter is that it's DEAD SLOW to add/edit items, so I probably won't enter every meal I eat. But I like to update my current weight and watch the little line drop down towards the x-axis goal line.

So far, I'm 5 pounds towards my 71 pounds to lose. That means now I really only need to lose 66 pounds. I feel like I've had a weight problem all my life, but If you'd have seen me in high school, you would have disagreed. I really can't believe that I thought I was so heavy in high school. It was probably a body image issue. The problem was that eventually, I sort of just gave up keeping active. Why bother if I'm already fat? Well, I wasn't fat and I ended up sliding out of a fitness regime.

Me, a junior in high school...

Me, 21 years later...

Depression had a lot to do with it, I'm sure. I struggled with that for 15 or 20 years. But I'm done with that. I'm seriously committed to making myself look better. And if I feel better to, then good.

Anyway, this isn't going to become a weight loss blog...or maybe it will, since it will give me some motivation to post again. But I just wanted to let you know what was going on. I hope that now that I'm out of the closet, weightwise, I can apply peer pressure to myself. Also, I don't want to come back in January 2011, check back on the previous year and realize I totally dropped the ball. So, I have my future self to answer to as well.

If I stick to the plan and all goes well, I should be at my goal weight by late summer. I'm also looping Doc into this...he's actually done some yoga with me once. I'm hoping that he'll continue with that. He did express interested in trying out the Brazillian dance video I got from the library yesterday. We'll see if he can keep up. Although the cutie that runs the dance is constantly encouraging us that "Personal Expression is Welcome!" and I think that's a policy Doc can get behind.


  1. You go girl. And you're a total fox no matter what.

  2. You look beautiful Flannery, do it because it makes you feel good.

  3. Aw, thanks SD! But I do feel better when I look they're all intertwined.

  4. I've lost 30 pounds just by cutting out snacking if you can believe that. Dropping the Coca Cola habit figures in there too. Do what you must but I agree, you're loverly no matter what!

  5. You're a beautiful person, Flan. I'd say that both before and after seeing pictures. But looking good can make one feel good, and exercising does, too. I wish you good workouts and good feelings!

  6. I'm a month late in reading this, but now I wanna pump up th' tires on Doc's bike and get out thar n' ride!!

    I'm w/SkyDad on this one: yew lookie great as yew is.