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Day 1

07 Aug

Here we go…

Today, I started down the path to health by exercise and losing 40 lbs. My goal is to lose 2 lbs. per week, so by the end of the year I should be a whole new me, complete with more energy and hopefully, a new wardrobe.

About a month or so ago, my high school classmate, Barbara posted her recent weight loss journey and it really inspired me. She set the 2 lb. a week goal and committed to exercise. While she “is NOT a runner”, she began walking and running and counting calories and now she looks and feels phenomenal. She even completed a triathalon in Memphis last week, coming in 2nd in her age group — the first time she attempted one.

She was also very candid that it’s a commitment and it’s hard. I have no illusions that this is going to be easy, but I have to start somewhere. So, today I walked 2.5 miles and ran about 1/2 a mile of that. Tomorrow, I will do it again and my plan is to mix in some Yoga. My main goal is to get to a point where I’m actually excited to exercise, because Lord knows I’m not there yet. But, my eye is now on the prize. I want to feel better and look better.

I am also trying to discipline myself to blog each day…another exercise of sorts. And, I’m documenting my journey to try and hold myself accountable. So, each week or so, I will address progress. I couldn’t locate a recent picture of myself that includes the neck down as I prohibited most pictures, particularly those. As such, I had Al take this one:

Not going to list my starting weight. Suffice it to say it’s the heaviest I’ve ever been. But, I’m not looking backwards…all eyes in front.

 
5 Comments

Posted by on August 7, 2011 in weight loss

 

5 responses to “Day 1

  1. Jeanne

    August 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This is great!!! Good luck, Aunt Dawn, I’ll be rooting for you!!!

     
  2. 52 weeks, 52 pounds

    August 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    good luck

     
  3. kanniduba

    August 8, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Good vibes MM! I will be silently cheering you on the whole way.πŸ™‚ (…kicking my a** in Scrabble should help you burn a few pounds at least.).πŸ˜‰

     
  4. littledeb

    August 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Good luck from me too. I’m curious, what kind of diet will you be using?

     

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