Short Fat Girl

The transformation of a short fat girl

Month – January 2010

Cardio Kick Boxing

After a two week hiatus, I started back with the cardio kick boxing class today. It was like starting from the begining again and by the end of the class, I could barely lift my legs to walk out the door.

If it weren’t for my friend Betsy being there, I think I would have given up half way through the class. For me, the hardest part was the warm down. They make you lay flat on a on a mat on a cold, hard concrete floor and start stretching. For some reason, I am unable to press my back fully flat which made it practically impossible for me to do some of the stretches. I don’t know if it is a weight thing or a back thing. I looked around and didn’t see any other people having any problem, but there weren’t any fat people there either. I guess only time will tell. As they say fake it until you make it.

Nothing More Motivating

Nothing can motivate you more to loose weight than going clothes shopping.
To begin with, the fat girl or “women’s” department is usually on the basement or ground floor nestled between the children’s department and the maternity department.
After picking out something to try on from the meager selections, the next stop is the dressing room. For some reason, I look much better in my own mirrors at home than I do in a fitting room. It didn’t matter what I put on, I looked awful in everything I tried on. I ended up only buying a couple of items to get me by for work and walked out of the store vowing to stay on my diet and drop this weight I promised myself I would do. I can’t wait to shop on the main floor of Macy’s

The Results Are In

I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 237.1. That is a lost of 6.9 pounds this week!!!!

I did several things this week that I would credit towards my weight loss.

  • Wrote everything down – no matter what it was; what went in my mouth, was written on paper. I calculated all my calories, fat, fiber, carbs protein, and sodium.
  • Did not drink any soda this week. That was extremely difficult for me. I can’t remember the day that I went without drinking at least one Diet Coke
  • Did not drink any alcohol. I was very proud of myself for that accomplishment. Went to Deena’s house to watch Alabama v Texas championship football game. First time I watched a game without drinking at least one beer. Amazingly enough, I was ok. I could have been due to the fact that Georgia wasn’t playing and there was no stress involved.
  • Water!!!! – That is the only liquid other than coffee that I drank this week.
  • Worked out – Though I only got three days in this week, they were all good. The weather has been extremely cold; I haven’t even been able to walk the dogs. They aren’t very happy with me by the way.

I guess the best thing I did this week was to pay attention to everything I ate. I was surprised to find that some of the foods that I thought were fairly healthy, we actually very unhealthy.

Some of the improvements I need to make are to eat more fiber, less carbs, more protein, and way less sodium.

Wish me luck!!!

I Know I Need To Do This.

Well I did get up and get to the gym this morning, but not without trying to talk myself out of it again. I don’t know what my problem is. I know that I need to do this if I want to do a triathlon. I know that I need to do this if I want to loose weight, I know I need to do this to get healthy. I know I need to do this to stay alive. What is it then? Why can’t I just shut up and get my lazy butt out of the bed. I really don’t think this has anything to do with willpower. I think its more of a mental disorder of some sort.

Anyway, enough beating myself up. I did I get up and go to the gym and had a fairly good workout. It did seem a bit harder today than it did yesterday. I didn’t get to bed last night to almost midnight. I am going to try to get to bed a little earlier tonight and get a better night sleep.

Hearing Voices

The alarm went off this morning at 5:00 AM. As usual, I ignored the alarm and waited for Kristy to hit the snooze. Kristy then reminded me that I wanted to get up and go to the gym. For the next 5 minutes I just kept saying to myself that I didn’t get enough sleep and I can just go tomorrow. Then this little voice spoke to me “tomorrow never comes Lisa” I swear, my eyes popped open and I dragged my butt out of bed, got dressed and headed out into the bitter cold morning of 18 degrees. I arrived at the gym at 5:30 AM, spent 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer and was back home by 6:30 AM.

Now lets see if I can do it tonmorrow.

What Santa Brought Me

What an awesome sports watch. I use the word watch sparingly, since the actual watch function is on another screen and is so small, I can’t see it without my glasses. What this watch does offer is a wireless heart rate monitor, GPS, calories burned, pace, and distance. I can use it for walking, running, cycling, and multi sports such as a triathlon. I’ve walked several different routes and differences and then compared the routes with Google Maps and the distances were right on. I love this thing.

Back In The Saddle Again

Well, I totally blew it over the holidays. Not only did I blow it, I gained 8 pounds!!! Like I always say, if your going to do it, you better do it right!

Now that the holidays are over, and the new year is here, it’s time for a fresh start. This past weekend, I offically registered for My First Triathlon at Lake Lanier Islands on Saturday, June 5, 2009. Me along with some great friends are making a commitment to do this. I have to say that they are in much better shape than I am, but that isn’t going to stop me.

Keep an eye on my website, ShortFatGirl.com to track my progress.

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