Saturday, September 15, 2007

Out of shape

Ok, I think the time has come to back away from the table a little bit. When I came home from Africa in 2002, I weighed 175 lbs. Now, I'm a whopping 215. The way I see it, I've got about 30-40 lbs I could lose comfortably. I've really become more sedentary since I graduated from nursing school. At graduation I was 190 lbs. I haven't gotten any taller that I'm aware of and I'm not exercising like I was when I was in school, so 2+2=4. Genetics are not in my favor either. I look at pictures from just a year or two ago and think, what have I done to myself?? So, my goal is to be down to 200 by year's end. Hard to do with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. It's no good to have a goal without objectives to accomplish them so here it goes:

1. Absolutely no fast food.
2. Absolutely no sodas. Water, milk, juice only.
3. Smaller portions (Leah, you're gonna have to fix my plate) and healthier choices.
4. Do that exercise video on nights I'm off work (hey, it's a good workout!!) and run early in the morning.
5. Run stairs each night I'm at work.

I think by following these guidelines I can lose 20 lbs by the end of the year. So, y'all encourage me and make sure I'm on track.
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