I’m sick of being fat.
This is not a post looking for sympathy or for people to tell me I’m not fat. I’m fat and I don’t intend to let it substantially effect my self esteem (first person to try to tell me I’m not fat is gonna get smacked). BUT, I’m over feeling uncomfortable in my clothes and carting around all this extra weight when I run. Also, I don’t love what I see in the mirror (but at least I’m not a butter face!). I want to feel good about how I look.
Also, I feel like my weight might be what’s keeping me from getting pregnant. It feels good to admit that.
Hi, I’m Sarah and I weigh 226 pounds.
I’ve actually gained about 5 pounds since the half (way less exercise and eating everything I see). I need to figure out how to moderate my eating, which is a lot more complicated than it sounds. I eat for stress relief, entertainment and to cope. I’ve always done that, except for the few years in college where I just didn’t eat because I was a vegan.
And therein lies my other food problem. I’m an incredibly picky eater and I hate healthy food. I choke down veggies cause I’m supposed to, but I hate most of them and I only eat a select few. Of course, they all taste pretty darn good with cheese, but that is not a particularly calorie conscious way to eat them.
So, here’s where I need your help. What’s your favorite healthy recipe? Extra super bonus points for healthy lunch ideas. What’s your favorite calorie tracking site? Anyone ever tried the FitBit or Body Bugg?
In an attempt to jump start my weight loss, I’m enrolling in the Strong Body by Rebecca Cyber Training program (there’s 2 links there, btw). I am getting a free month because I’m awesome (that is the reason, right RB?), but honestly I hit this point coincidentally at the same time as my free month starts. The program includes workouts and meal planning, so this should be a great way to kick off some weight loss if I can stick to it. Also, the meals actually look like they will be good and she planned around my food allergies. Also, also, she’s working with my running schedule, which makes my life 8 billionty times easier.
Any advice for staying motivated? I’m hoping you all will help force me to stay accountable. I plan to be 100% honest about all this, but I know weight loss blogging can get boring, so I’ll probably try to pick a check-in day of the week and not jam everything down your throats. Do you get annoyed with weight loss blogging?