And I said yes.
Is this doable?
Yes, I may be closer to needing to lose 40 - 45lbs though. My BMI says I can lose a full 50lbs, but I'm afraid to commit to 50lbs right away. And I haven't seen that number on the scale since high school probably
How bad is 1lb a week?
Not bad at all considering some weeks you can obviously lose more, and other weeks will balance it out if you plateau.
Am I motivated?
Motivated by what?
That is the major question right there. That is basically asking the question of why I want to lose weight.
I have been on a pretty steady (off/on) mission to lose weight since April 18th, 2010. Yes, sadly, I said 2010. Many people think I am nuts, because I "have what they are looking for". And sure, that may be fine, but I do not have what I am looking for. I want to be healthy. I want to walk up the flights of stairs at work and not be out of breath when the secretary says good morning. I want to be able to shop in any store at any time and not worry that I will be unable to find anything that properly fits my body. I want to be confident when the summer comes around and not dread/avoid going to the beach. AND when I get to the beach, I want to wear a bikini without being so self-conscious. I want to not be worried when another big event comes up and be upset that I am not "skinny" yet. I want to practice what I have preached over here at WIOG. I love writing about fitness and health. I can even say that I know a lot about fitness and health. BUT I lack at implementing what I know in my real life.
So I am going to give this another go. A year is an attainable goal, in my opinion. Amber and I joke that if we are not in shape by next summer we are going to give up on the weight loss journey, but I doubt that will happen. We have a constant debate about waiting to get "ready" to lose weight (ie. you have to FEEL it, in order to start a plan) vs just doing it. I am on the just doing it side, and I need to put my money where my mouth is. For once and for all.
I was not going to tell the world as yet, but I rejoined Weight Watchers a few weeks ago. I have pre-paid for 3 months online, so we will see where I am in November (I think) and re-assess what my next plan will be.
Wish me luck, join me, or motivate me please! I need all the support I can get.