Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm going green.

I am now a proud member of the Green Team as part of Blog the Weight Away. Also as part of the Green Team (which yes, I WILL always insist on writing that way) are Stacey and Ilissa (I hope I spelled that right). We've been randomly assigned to (wait for it) the super awesome wonderfully astounding Green Team.

My goal is to lose 25 lbs from where I am now. I would love to lose more, but 25 lbs will get me down to a healthy weight. I want more energy. I want to know I'm eating healthy and in reasonable portions. There are a number of diseases that run in my family and, by being overweight, I'm putting myself at a greater risk. I want to know I'm doing everything I can to keep myself healthy. I want to set a good example for my children.

One of my big goals is to donate these damn maternity pants. I would love to fit back into "real" pants so I could get rid of the last of my maternity stuff. Plus, my mother bought me super soft pajama pants for Chanukah, but she, living far away, not seeing me and not realizing I've gotten fat, bought me a size small. I was going to return them, resigned to the fact I would never be a small again, but then I signed up for Blog the Weight Away and now I'm keeping them with plans of losing enough weight to fit into them (comfortably. I don't want to look like a bright pink striped sausage in them). Of course, this might be easier if my mother would stop sending bags and bags of baked good mixes, but that's another post for another day (Holy mixed messages, Batman!).

I have never, in my life, done this, but I am going to be truly accountable and post my weight. Please keep in mind that I am super tiny. I know many normal-sized people would love to be my weight and would be within a healthy BMI at where I am. For Keebler elf-sized folks like myself, though, this weight is super unhealthy.

My starting weight from 1/3 was 157 lbs. This past Monday 1/11, I was 152.8. I cannot believe I just told you people that. My husband doesn't even know what I weigh. The only person I ever told what I weighed was my midwife (and even then, reluctantly so) and that's only when I was pregnant and expected to gain weight (FTR, I was 161 lbs when I delivered the first two times and I was only 9 lbs higher than my starting weight when my youngest was born. She weighed over 8 lbs).

I'm trying to find a before picture, but, as you know, I like anonymity and don't show my face on here. So I may need to work my magic with that.

ETA: Here you go. Here's my "Before" shot. I didn't even need to slap anything over my face (I was going to use a Kermit face--get it? GREEN) I cannot believe I'm sharing this with you. I detest this photo of me.


Heather Griffith Brewer said...

How tall are you? Please tell me you're like 4 feet tall...because I would cut a nun to weigh what you do right now.
Good luck! I am going to look into this Green Team thing later when I have more time...and the cookies are gone.

Suzie said...

I hear ya!! I've been off WW for too long and I've been gaining and gaining as well. Feeling HORRIBLE this past week about myself. Would like to lose 25 as well (10 or 15 would be great). Haven't read your blog in a while because my computer situation isn't great...but thrilled I clicked on it today. Reading it has reinspired me!!!! I'm right there with you. Seriously. -prncesssuzieq

Stacey @ Say Something Stacey said...

Whoohoo for Team Green! I'll be posting my very own shortly!

Colleen said...

Lots of luck!!! I am one of the team red members and can cheer on everyone!!!

Paula said...

Good luck Team Green!
I'm Paula from the Purple Team.

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the weight loss challenge! I wanted to wish you & the rest of your team luck. I am on team RED & would like to cheer on everyone

Reiza said...

Thanks so much for the support from everyone. I'll be sure to check in with the other teams.

And hey, Suzie, feel free to tag along with me. We can keep each other accountable (and beat each other over the head when we opt for the 1/4 lb hamburger instead of something healthier).

Stefany said...

Stopping by from Team Purple to wish you lots of luck!