Monday, May 30, 2011

The Battle Continues

Well, it's been how long since my last post? And I've actually gained 5 pounds. This weight loss thing sucks. So here's what I'm changing this week, because if I tell everyone, I actually have to follow through:

I'm on a gluten free diet. That's right. No more wheat. No bread, pasta, brownies, cake, cereal. I'm down to rice and corn
as grains. So far it's pretty difficult. It doesn't help that we've been traveling, but I shouldn't let that be an excuse.

My little red dress is hanging on the bedroom wall. I needed motivation. This is a picture of me wearing the dress in high school. I thought I was fat back then, but I can't even get this dress over my incidentals now. I can wear this dress again. I know I can do it. So it's hanging on the wall next to my bed. It's the first thing I see in the morning, the last thing I see at night.

I'm exercising daily. Last night Meng and I walked the mile and then some to Target and back. Then we came home and we stretched. I'm making it a point to go to the gym every day that I'm up at school. I'm looking into classes at the local YMCA. And I'm taking Women's One A Day Active Metabolism, which I recently discovered has caffeine in it. (That story later!)

No more *gulp* chocolate or soda. This is going to be the really difficult one, and I'm going to be as honest as I can be with you all. I don't know if I can do it. I love both so much. But it's necessary, and there's a dress staring at me.

Now it's getting rather late in the day, and while I've fed the baby and basically gotten her around, I have not yet actually showered. So I'll be back tomorrow to tell you about that little caffeinated vitamin incident.


  1. OK...the game is soda or chocolate for me either. I don't have a little red dress...yet...but I am with you...


  2. You can do it - I know you can! That little red dress will be hanging loose on you in a matter of weeks.

  3. *sigh* I wish I could make it happen in weeks. I'd be amazed with months. But the way the little one is bouncing around, weeks may be very well attainable!