Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's your "magic number"?

You know the one...where you tell yourself, "As long as I don't weigh XXX, then it's OK". That one...the one when you go over it, you tell yourself, "Well, I'm only over by X pounds, so it's not bad".

Do you have one? I do. I hit it the other day and rather than telling myself that it was OK because I wasn't over it yet, I said, "ENOUGH!" I don't want to be tired anymore. I don't want to feel winded just because I spent half an hour chasing a ball around with my kids. I don't want to wake up with sore hips because I couldn't sleep in a proper position due to my weight. I don't want to come up on another birthday and be unhealthy.

I don't have any delusional thoughts about getting down to my "wedding weight" because that is just unrealistic. I've had three kids, let's not kid ourselves.

I do want to lose the weight I've put on and I want to be a healthier, happier me. There is heart disease and diabetes in the family and I most certainly do not want to be affected by that.

Wishing you a healthy tomorrow!


  1. I think I will try along with you. I have been getting closer and closer to my 2nd magic number and I am done! I have actually started a walking clinic in hopes of eventually getting to a running clinic. Not cause I like running (or walking for that matter) but cause all my in laws do it, and then it is something that can be done as a family.

    Good on you for starting yourself out BEFORE any health risks come up.

  2. What a great blog!

    Have a nice time!