Saturday, June 28, 2014

The 1st time on the scale in 3 months......

I haven't been on the scale in almost 3 months. The last time I weighed I was 198.8 so today I was totally expecting to be at least that or maybe even over (GULP) 200. But to my surprise I was 194.8. It's only a 4 pound difference, but hey, 4 pounds is 4 pounds.
I've been thinking about what I want my goal weight to be & I realized that I don't even really know what a normal weight is for me. My senior year of high school I only weighed 95 pounds. As soon as I graduated, I started gaining weight and didn't stop. According to Weight Watcher's "ideal weight" chart my "normal" weight is 97 pounds-127 pounds. I am only 5 feet tall so I am currently in the obese category. UGH.....that sounds so horrible. So as of right now, I'm thinking I should aim for 115 pounds or so. That's almost 80 pounds to lose! Sounds like a huge task, but since I didn't gain the weight overnight, I know I'm not gonna lose it overnight. One step at a time.

Tomorrow: Measurements & "before" photos YIKES!!!

Reality check

Wednesday was my birthday, I turned 39.......wow.....I can't believe this is the last year of my 30's. A while back I mentioned to my sister that I would like to join a gym, but really didn't want to pay for it. Well, for my birthday this year she asked me if I really wanted to join the gym because if I did, she would gift me a membership for my birthday. Of course I couldn't say no! And this is one gift I do not intend to waste! This was the kick in the ass I needed to get me going!!
She signed me up online and all I had to do was go in & sign the paperwork and take a tour. My membership allows me 24/7 access to the gym & tanning beds. They have classes & trainers also which I can't wait to try! I can also bring a friend with me everytime I go to workout! I have friends and a few family members that go there so I wont be lacking in people to go with. Oh, and lets not forget that I got a tshirt too ;-)

The facility is brand new and it is really nice. I can't wait to get started. Tomorrow is the 1st day I'm going so I will let you all know how it goes :-)