Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Plan B

You all probably know I'm a lazy slob. Not in a totally lazy, slob in every aspect of my life, but close enough. So I'm trying to change things. I finally got up the nerve for step one. I disconnected my DVR tonight. I'm going to rock it old school and set my cable at 12 channels. I already watch far too much t.v. and for what? I love my shows, but in the words from Fever Pitch "...have they ever loved me back?". Add the DVR on top of that, and I have completely atrophied into a couch slug. Well no more. The DVR cable box goes back tomorrow and I'm moving the t.v. in my bedroom out and not reconnecting it. It's not much, but I'm hoping it will bore me into getting more exercise and getting more done. Or at least, it's one less reason to stay in bed. So I can lose weight and find a guy to give me a new reason to stay in bed. ;)
(it's been a ridiculously long time since that was the case. All my slutting about in college has been erased by the subsequent nunnery I've endured in my book.)
I also joined a weight loss competition at work, and I've lost 2 lbs since my first weigh in 2 weeks ago. It's not much, and I know I'm going to do better, but it's progress and I'll take it. I'm back up to my max weight (200) and would really like to get back down to mid-range college weight, 140-150 is fine. But I haven't been under 170 in 10 years so it's going to be tough. Obviously that won't happen in the next 10 weeks, but 20 lbs is possible. I think an additional 20 or more is possible by Reunion, so hopefully my old friends can welcome back the old me and my newer friends can get used to the new me. I'm thinking 1% per week? we'll see.

I was going through old pics and found this one from Formal 1996. This is my new goal photo of what I'd like to look like again. I've included a current photo for reference. At least I'm wearing red in each. I've edited out the innocent.

I hope I have an After, after picture to post after 10 more weeks. Wish me luck.


Y Garcia-Smith said...

Good Luck! Getting rid of the TV is always a good step forward! Welcome to the basic cable club :)

alanna rose said...

Dude, we're in the same boat. Spark with me, it's fun! I'll get you my sparkpeople id and we can buddy up :)

heather said...

Good luck! :)

JJ said...

Good Luck :)
I hear you on the TV - Brad wants to get a DVR, but I'm afraid of what would happend if I could DVR hours and hours of the History channel

Lesley said...

Thanks all, I'll keep you posted. Yess Alanna, pass on the Spark.

Danielle Michelle said...

Hey Girlie! Good luck - but I think you look great no matter what.

The TV is a huge step. I don't have tv at all, except hooked up to watch a movie every now and then. It's funny because when I do sit down to watch a movie I find myself eating also - a lot. So I'm really glad I can't really afford to have TV!

Another thing I used to do was stuff my fridge full of fresh fruits because if I didn't eat them I'd feel guilty I wasted it.. and workout in front of the tv. A bike trainer is awesome for this!

rae rae said...

You are beautiful in both pictures ;-)

Diana said...

Good for you! I refuse to get a DVR even though I want one SOOOO badly.

Good luck with the weight loss challenge....I can't wait to see you at reunion!!