Saturday, October 15, 2011
Let me first address one comment I received advising me to be careful. I really appreciate the concern! Nope, I'm nowhere close to an even hundred, I just thought that number would make an easy target weight without actually sharing my true weight (I won't even admit it to my husband). If I hit my target weight, I would still be 7 lbs. heavier than I was at my wedding, and I wasn't even very skinny then. I was truly skinny one time in life and I weighed 7 lbs. less then than I did at my wedding. So, I'm far from being too skinny. I just want to be thin.
Also, I understand what you mean about seeing a doctor. Thin people develop tumors and whatnot that give them these huge bulges. Mine is due to overeating. It's as simple as that. Why do Cheetos have to taste so good when they're so bad for you???
So here's what we're going to do. Go ahead and set your target weight at 100. If you want to lose 20 lbs., say that you weigh 120 now. If you only need to lose 5, you weigh 105 right now. Does that make sense? If that's too confusing and you want to share your actual weight, more power to ya! Or if you just want to record pounds lost, that's fine too (-6, etc.).
You can lose weight in whatever way works for you. I think Weight Watchers has a great plan. I am so against cabbage soup diets, applesauce diets, Adkins, and other crazy fads. I believe in eating low fat, healthy foods. I'm not against artificial sweeteners, but I don't use them in excess. What works best for me is to eat a low fat breakfast, a low fat lunch, a reasonable dinner (my family won't eat diet food and I'm not cooking two separate dinners), and very limited snacks. Also, I only drink tea in moderation. If you want to see the rules I set up for myself, you can read this old post.
Weekly (or so), I'm going to ask you to report your weight change for that week. I'm not setting a time goal but you're welcome to. I would just like to get this weight off before Christmas. (I will not be dieting Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day!)
Please comment with your starting "weights" here. I'm 112. See you soon, skinny ladies!