Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hawaii, here I come!

I was feeling hopeless about the prospect of ever losing weight yesterday. It is so much harder than most people realize. Especially for people who've never really had to. I was not raised to be athletic or to have habits of exercise. For the last twenty years, it's been on again, off again with trying to get in shape.

So, yesterday, I made a deal with my husband. If I got down to 150 lbs, then I wanted him to take me to Hawaii. (He has no desire to go there, by the way) He gazed at me, his lips pursed and said, "145."

Deal! I know He said 145 because he knew it would be that much harder, and since it's better to have someone to account to, I will tell you that I weighed myself this morning to start of the process. I'm at 167.8. Ugg. I will use the South Beach Diet as it's the only one that ever works for me. It's just hard to stick to. I had restricting myself. HATE IT!!!

And just to let you know, I was 125 when I got married. I'm 5'8," so 145 isn't inconceivable. I can do it. I know I can.

So, I'm on my way. My guess it that I can do it in about a year, so next year at this time, I will be on my way! I will update you all weekly to my progress. Wish me luck!


Jeri said...

what a great incentive. Tell - you what - tell your hubby that he really doesn't want to go - I'll lose weight with you, and he can send the two of us...

(to add more pictures than 5, just post the 5 it allows, then go back and repeat the process as many times as you want... Make sense?)

Amy said...

How fun. South Beach is pretty good. Good luck and I can't wait to see pictures from Hawaii.

Yolanda said...

You can do it!!!! What a great reward for such hard work!!!

Anonymous said...

If he won't go with you, I will!! In fact I am going to se Steven, Wendy, David and Eli at the end of the month! Daniel is going with me and we will be there the 30th - June 7th. You will love it when you go. Love ya.