Losing it

It’s time. I’m going to do it. I’m going to go on a diet and be more active. I’m going to lose the extra weight I’ve been carrying around for years. Yesterday was the first day. 
I’m counting calories by using the Lose It app on my Iphone. I am walking around our neighborhood very briskly in the evenings. I plan to become more active once I get my energy level up. My goal? To lose 75 pounds. I hope to achieve it by the end of this calendar year. I’m giving myself nine months. I realize I may not achieve my goal and that it’s a bit lofty, but I wanted to set a high goal so that I made myself work really really hard at it. My husband is joining me in this endeavor, which helps because we can be accountable to each other for eating right and staying within our allotted calories. 
I set my goal weight of losing 75 pounds because if I do lose that much, I’ll weigh the same as I did before I got pregnant with my girls eight years ago. Look how thin I was!
This photo was taken exactly seven years ago. The girls were six months old.

I think I look rather hot in this photo. That’s how I want to look again. And isn’t my mom a cutie? She probably won’t like that I’m posting this photo, but I think we all look darling. I’m holding Lydia – she’s holding Arlene. Wee little baaaaaabies. This photo was taken two months after the previous photo. 
And this is me now:
What can I say – fat and happy?  Yup, I’m pretty much fat and happy. But, I want to be thin and happy. It’s time to work on it! I’m excited that my husband and I are doing this together. I know we can do it because when we set our minds to something we get it done. It’s time to work on this right now, to work on ourselves. These past years we’ve been so focused on selling our old house and on moving and on our jobs and the kids. It’s time to focus on us. Our jobs are going excellent, we are living in our dream home, and of course we’ll still focus on the girls. Because this is for them too. We are striving to be healthy and to have more energy to keep up with them!

Wish me luck! This here blog is also a big accountability step for me. I wasn’t sure about posting this weight loss/diet plan of mine and making it so public, but I decided it would help me really to do it. I’ll do periodic updates as I lose the weight and hopefully nine months from now I’ll be able to post a picture of myself many, many  pounds lighter! 

{And yes, I do realize this post is totally contradictory to the ice cream post from yesterday! We are going to enjoy ice cream in moderation. I’m not giving it up completely, heck no! I can’t do that. But moderation is key. Moderation.}

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