Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fat America


Today was day 1 of my "lifestyle change." Last night Aaron and I were about to sit down to watch the 1st episode of the Biggest Loser when we got a knock on our door. It was a guy from our insurance company who was here to draw our blood, get us to pee in a cup, and last but not least...TO WEIGH US! I got on the scale and wanted to have a break down. I weigh 15 more pounds than I did when I met my hubs. So then the guy left and we watched our show. It was by far the most eye opening episode yet. It portrays what has happened to America. With fast food, to supersize, America has accepted obesity. I see more chubby overweight people than skinny people. I am depressed because of my weight. I don't feel good about myself. So today was the day. For breakfast I had a banana and a nutrigrain bar as well as a liter of water. For lunch I had a 6 inch turkey sandwich on wheat with mustard and veggies, and for dinner I had whole wheat pasta with a light red sauce. Then Aaron and I went to the gym. All I have to say is that I am OUT OF SHAPE! My goal is to lose 20 pounds. When I reach my goal, I will share what my starting weight was!! :) Wish me luck!!

3 comments:

--M said...

Good luck, Brittany! You can do anything you put your mind to, you just have to be 100% committed!
Keep me updated :)

SheSaidYES said...

Good luck Brit! It's hard but stick to it. The best advice I could give is to not weigh yourself. I don't ever look at the number on the scale. EVER! I go with when I feel good and I think I look good. If you fixate on the number you will get discouraged when it's not dropping off fast enough. Don't starve yourself, it is counter productive and make sure you are eating 5 times a day with LOTS of water. Don't forget vitamins, they are super important. And remember the most important reason to do this is for your health, not vanity. If you get really into it I would recomment a spin class. That's how I lost 50lbs. I know I am far away but I am here to support you all the way!!

PS- I moved to CA when I was 4 but I always go back when I can.

Michelene said...

I am proud of your day yesterday. Sounds like the insurance rep was probably caught off guard. Were you mad at the scale? Yikes! Who did you get insurance through? Scotty potty wants to know. Anyway, I hope you have another successful day! Go to the gym again. I am trying to sweat everyday.