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05 May 2010 @ 08:43 am
And so it begins.  
Monday I began a new diet/exercise regime. It's homeopathic. We shall see.

All I know is that nothing in my closet fits and I groan every time I see a picture of myself. That's no good. Something must be done.

Also, I'm thinking of starting to run with my ten year-old. His football coach (Gah, I am not EVEN going to get on my soapbox about THAT) suggested that he run a half a mile to a mile three or four times a week. I found this program. Several of my friends have done it and it worked for them. It may not work for my knees, though. They're cranky.

Metabolism? Why did you leave me at age twenty five? I miss you.

The reason for all this? My twenty year high school reunion is in 2011 (typing that made me a little ill, I'm not going to lie) and we're going on another cruise in February of 2011 with a bunch of damn skinny girls. I'm never gonna be skinny, (Nolan wouldn't like that anyway) but I can at least be in a place where the work "swimsuit" doesn't send me into convulsions.

I'll keep you folks posted.
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O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Summer At Mystery Lakeheyurs on May 5th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)

Well, good grief...you must think I'm ancient. *sigh*

Good going with your regime. :)

Carrie Leigh: kitchen goddesscarrie_leigh on May 5th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
You're not that much older than me. At our age, it's all relative, anyway.
Jessica K Malfoy: jb: hula girl at heartjessicakmalfoy on May 5th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!!! I have lost 17 lbs since I started cracking down but its been a rough road. Once you get over that 1st two week hump it gets better. There is no way in hades I could run a half mile a day. I wouldn't want to. I hate exercise! Haha! It does make the lbs come off faster though. I've been power walking a half hour every morning but that's about it.

Its been hard (today at work is free fajita & potluck day for crying out loud) but I know that feeling happier about myself will be worth it.
And putting on a bathing suit without wanting to have a nervous breakdown would be a great bonus!!

Carrie Leigh: carrie oopsy daisycarrie_leigh on May 5th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh, 17 lbs. Unfortunately, I think I probably need to lose about 50. The thought is daunting. I KNOW I'll feel better if I just DO it, though.

I don't want to run. In fact, currently, I only run if someone is chasing me. With say, a gun.

Today I made peanut butter chocolate crunch bars and cake truffles for my home group, and some artichoke dip, none of which I can have. The payoffs, though. The payoffs will be awesome.

But seriously? I don't think I'll EVER think I look okay in a swimsuit. Stupid magazines and models.
Jessica K Malfoy: food: eat me cupcakejessicakmalfoy on May 6th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Daunting yes! I want to lose a total of 63 lbs, so I still have a ways to go. Plus we have to remind ourselves that those blasted swim suit models are airbrushed & as on Victorias Secret model put it, have tons of makeup on their butts so they look good! I'm so pale I look ghostly in a bathing suit but I'll live with that if I can get the weight off!

The elliptical is a nice thing (okay not really "nice") if you have access to one. You can use them in an air conditioned room while watching tv & they burn about twice as many calories as the treadmill.
Carrie Leigh: Pansy Peekscarrie_leigh on May 6th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
I JUST bought an elliptical. The plan is to watch all the shows I record through the pain... :D
Jessica K Malfoy: disney: tiana a long dayjessicakmalfoy on May 6th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
i'm jealous. i'd LOVE to have one at home.
Mala13oct on May 5th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain! Also, I'm pretty much in the same boat. Clothes don't fit - check, not liking your own picts - check, swimsuit horror - check, check! :p

Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on May 5th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
It's nice to know I have company in my chubby boat. :)

seegrimseegrim on May 7th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Hrm. Does this mean I'm too late to proclaim myself captain of the chubby boat? :D
raspberry_rave on May 5th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
*peeks in* Ooh, old folks! ;) *peeks back out*

Pfft. Girl, you've got an LJ. You're forever young. *nods*
Carrie Leigh: Ginnycarrie_leigh on May 6th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I like the way you think.