It’s time to lose some weight. I know some of you will laugh at the thought of this post (Dale!), or assume I’ve slipped completely into insanity land (which may be true) but I’m serious. I’ve always been determined to stay smaller than my older sister, but she’s huge (well, really big anyway, I haven’t seen her in a long time, and photos aren’t very accurate on the weight side of things, but she looks huge in any photos I’ve seen), so that’s not really a challenge.
But I am overweight. I know it, and everyone who knows me knows it, they just don’t say it cos it’s not socially acceptable. Well, some people say it. The first thing Dad said when they came to Palmy 3yrs ago was “you’ve put on weight”, and when I saw an old co-worked in Jan she said pretty much the same thing. Until now I’ve been able to blame it on the student lifestyle, but I don’t really have that excuse anymore. It’s time to get back to the healthy weight I was before I moved to Palmy.
So, I went to the Warehouse and bought some flash scales (apparently all scales are flash these days, what happened to the ones that don’t neeed batteries?), and have downloaded a 30 day running schedule from the Push Play website. Today I ran 2k!! That gets exclamation marks cos I haven’t run any kind of distance for over 10 yrs (yes, I walked some of the way, I’m not superwoman).
I also bought some Special K, which got me a $10 off voucher for a pair of jeans from good old Jeans West. I’m not going to diet, cos I don’t like the whole die aspect of it, but I am going to eat a bit healthier, and do this whole running thing, plus some toning exercises afterwards.
The goal is to get down to 70kg in 2 months, cos that’s in the healthy range for my height (although ultimately I want to be back at 65kg). Today (before the run) I weighed in at 77.9kg, so that’s pretty much 1kg a week, which should be easy, although I have never ever trying to lose weight before so I’m not sure how this will work out.
I’m planning to do a weight loss update on here once a week, to try keep me on track. Fingers crossed I can stick with this for a good amount of time.
I haven’t quite worked out a reward for doing this, but I guess it’s just being fit and healthy.
By they way, I hurt all over already, but I will persevere!