Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fitness vs. Food

I have goals, I have dreams. Unfortunately, sometimes the goals don't seem to compliment each other. I love baking and cooking and trying new things, but they aren't always the healthiest choices. And, I love running and exercise, but sometimes I am willing to come up with just about every excuse out there to skip it. So I have decided to blog about my journey.

I have big weight loss dreams. There was a point in my life when I weighed just under 150 pounds. For my height, that's about where I should be. I would like to be there again. However, in order for that to happen, I need to shed about 50 pounds. What amazes me about this, is I remember being just under 150 and thinking I was fat. I have since aged a lot and realized that the media really does nothing to help people feel good about themselves. For example, when I once joined weight watchers, I weighed 161 pounds, this was actually on the higher end of the acceptable weight for my height, yet I was there to lose weight. Crazy, isn't it. So here I am announcing to anyone that wants to listen, that I weigh 196.2 pounds and that I am 5'8" tall. I can't believe I am really putting that in print, or virtual blog space. However, I did weigh 242 pounds earlier in the year, in January, right before I had my second child, so, I have come a fair ways since then, but am really only back to where I was before I was pregnant. There is still a way's to go.

I want to use this blog to document my efforts and attempts at all things fitness and food. I know lots about both, yet I am not an expert on either. So, enjoy my efforts and hopefully you will see results.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Sharon and how brave to post your stats! (although I had to go and convert as I am totally metric). I totally understand your goal and your weakness for food as I am exactly the same and while I'm back to pre-pregnancy weight, well nearly, it's not where I should be. I need to get rid of another 15kg or so and it seems like an awful lot... so good luck to us both!