The reason behind it was to keep myself motivated by having others follow my progress.
As of right now, I am up to 7 followers!
Do you have any idea how much that means to me? THE WORLD!
The comments you leave mean even more. Even something as simple as "great job" is so motivating and encouraging. I have started following a few other weight loss blogs out there for more motivation and try my best to leave some type of comment on each post. It's nice to know that someone is reading and caring.
Anyway, I sort of got off track for a couple weeks and nearly put back on all the weight I have lost.
Time to get serious - AGAIN!
This time, I am going to share some scary stuff with you.
First off, I am setting myself a mini-goal
By Christmas, I would like to lose a minimum of 30lbs. Please help remind me to get there.
I also need to do up some new signs for my fridge and snack cupboard. I no longer notice the current ones....any suggestions?
Last but not least, and this is something I have thought long and hard about.
I am going to post some current pictures. I am doing this for a couple reasons:
1) To "shame" myself into working harder. If I know these photos are out there for anyone to see, I just might be motivated to work hard.
2) If this is my place to chronicle my progress, these pictures are an important aspect.
I feel comfortable in posting them because I know that the people who are reading this blog are either good friends or others in the same boat who read to do nothing more but support me!
So, here they are, if you don't want to see picture of a fat girl in nothing more than a sports bra and "spandex" shorts, STOP READING NOW!
Brian took these for me. One look at them and I wanted to delete them. I mean, it seemed like a great idea when I asked him. He told me to not post them until I reach my goal...but I decided that either option wasn't very honest!
So there you have it.
Together, since last week, both Brian and I have started the Couch to 5K program. Despite the fact that he is more athletic than I am and has some experience in running, he is doing it from the beginning with me. He just creates his own intensity that makes it challenging for him.
I can't tell you how much it means to me that he is running with me. I would love one day to go for a jog around the village with him. His support is making the world of difference.