Friday, October 24, 2008

More on Getting Serious

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this when I blogged about our weight loss plan… duh, hello brain?? So in addition to weighing, we took our measurements the other night… that was a depressing site but at least we’re doing something about it… we’re not just going to rely on the scale to monitor our progress since hopefully we’ll be building muscle in addition to losing fat so we’re measuring inches lost too… and I read somewhere, I think on some “confessions” website about someone using star stickers to help motivate them… so I printed out monthly calendars for October, November, and December and bought some star stickers. For every day that we work out we get a star on the calendar. I like stickers (I know, 5 year old mentality) and seeing those stars on the calendar do motivate me. The more stars the better!!! I know it probably sounds lame saying that but it works for me and I’ll take anything that helps!! When I first contemplated the idea and bringing it up to dc I was like, he is going to make so much fun of me, but surprisingly he didn’t. I said, you’ll probably think this is stupid but… His reply was anything that helps motivate and keep you motivated is not stupid. If you quit exercising or don’t do anything, that’s stupid.
So, now that he knows my measurements and what I weigh I do have to do something to make this better. lol I fought tooth and nail to not have to tell him what I weigh but I gave in. He said, it’s not like me knowing exactly what you weigh is going to change anything between us. He’s such a sweetie and he’s so good to me. It’s so nice to have someone support you in your decisions and not have to go at it alone.


kilax said...

You're much better than me - I still refuse to tell Steven what I weigh, because he weighs almost 20 lbs. less than me. Someday! Once I weigh less than him!

The stars are a great idea. I still have my "6 weeks to a 5K" calendar that I used years ago hanging in front of the treadmill. It reminds me of the motivation I get to run. And seeing all those scheduled workouts (even though they are old) crossed out really inspires me!

So how many stars do the two of you have?!

Mannyed said...

LOL! I am cracking up because I absolutely REFUSE to tell Stephen my weight. He probably could torture me to death (not that he would) and I still would refuse to tell him.

So I started the weight watchers points on Friday. It's a three mth membership so I hope to be in much better shape at the end of three mths.

courtneym said...

isn't it funny what inspires us sometimes??
i don't know how many stars we have, i need to count them!!
YAY for you and WW Mannyed!!! you can do it, i know you can!!!

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