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Thursday, April 5, 2012


With three weddings coming up, the fact that no doctors can figure out what the hell is wrong with me and my weight, and the fact that I don't eat much anyways, I have decided to take the bull by the horns and do this weight loss thing MY way. Is it the best way? Probably not. But you know what? I've tried a lot of things everyone elses way and it's gotten me nowhere but bigger. And frankly, I'm tired of working my ass off for nothing. So I'm going drastic and I don't want to hear about how awful it is. Maybe it is for most people, but I'm at the end of my rope. I'm at that point where I'll try anything once.

With that said, I went out on April 1 and bought myself slim fast shakes to last me two weeks. I bought myself a scale to keep tabs. And I grabbed a body cleanser from GNC to help clear my system. Because if John Wayne died with 30 pounds of waste in his system, the least I can do when I'm trying to lose weight is to make sure I don't have the same issue. And if I do, I can do something about it.

My goal is to keep my calorie intake to roughly 1000 a day. Doing calculations, if I have one Carnation Instant breakfast with a scoop of protein in the morning, four shakes throughout the day, and tea with a dash of skim milk, I'll hit that. I figure I don't eat much during the day anyways, so this should not be overly hard. The only issue I know I'll have a hard time with is during dinner while I'm sipping my shake while the boys chow down on solid food.

While I write this blog (April 2) I have four weeks until the first wedding we have to attend. Instead of having a huge long term goal which I know I'd fail, I'm going to take this week by week. So by next Sunday I'll post how I did. Now, I expect comments from you guys and you can go ahead and tell me how awful this is. That's ok. Just know that while I understand where you are coming from, I'm still going to do this. Because if I don't, I'm going to lose more hope and I can't do that. If this doesn't work than I can concede, and think of something else. While you grumble, at least wish me luck =)


Big Fat Gini said...

Well. Obviously, I don't go by Big Fat Gini for no reason. Hell. I just made out with a Cadbury Egg in an effort to cope with my awful morning. Emotional eating anyone?

I can't say that I've tried it all. But, I CAN say that I've tried plenty of things that worked, and none of them were easy. And I will leave it at that because I don't want to lecture you.

Good luck. I hope that you'll find a way to lose weight and feel good about yourself!

Jenny said...

Do you know your average calorie intake? I don't eat much myself and weight gain without eating lots might mean dead metabolism. I killed my metabolism so I know all about that first hand.

What you plan to do is extreme but you are an adult. Just as long as you don't make it our a long term habit, you won't be shortening your life for too long.