Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ashley: Weight Loss Plan

Of all the things on my list, #9 is probably going to be the most challenging. Not because it's such a super hard thing to do, which I guess it is, but because it's going to be a long and probably pretty slow process.

I'm not going to get all Fat Girl Pride on you, because let's face it, being "fat" is not healthy. I don't mean chunky, or curvy, or a little pudgy, or normal, I mean that I weight twice what is recommended for my body type and height. That's not good. I don't like that. So I'm going to change that.

It's not about looking good for other people, or trying to fit in, or feeling peer/media pressure (which is a load of bull crap. You don't do anything unless you want to.). it's about me being healthy. It's about wanting to wear vintage dresses. It's about me being tired of being fat and changing that. And that's that.

My plan is fairly simple; move more, eat less. Of course this also means a change in my diet, but I'm taking it slow. I tend to rush into things and then get burned out and frustrated, and give up. So I'm starting with walking every night, which will hopefully work into running every night (I can make it halfway around the block running before I feel like dying now!). I'm also making sure that I eat a really high protein breakfast. Beyond that I'm making sure I have (at least) two glasses of water with every meal. I'm having smaller portion sizes at meals as well. In the Fall of 2008 I dropped 65 pounds just by walking each night and eliminating sugar and second helpings, so this time I'm trying to build on that idea. I do want to eliminate sugar this time as well, but I'm slowly weeding that out.

In closing, I'm excited to begin this routine (and determined to keep it up! I hate routines) and get myself in shape! So here I am at my current weight and size (a horrible photo, but it was taken yesterday, so it's accurate). I'm going to try and do a monthly post about my progress so far. Wish me luck!


  1. tip: for every 100 calories of COMPLEX carbs [like fruit, veggies, brown rice/whole grains] your body consumes, it naturally burns 20-25 of the calories [depending on your metabolic rate] just by the way your body has to digest it. Just a fun fact...

  2. good luck! i remember last year how motivated you were, like with not eating after 7pm and eating healthier/smaller portions. i know you can do it!