Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's finally going to happen...


Not wanting to give away my face, here is a picture of me in Mexico, parasailing and praying that the parachute will hold me up. Not because I'm afraid of heights (although I am), but also because I'm afraid my weight will pull me down into the ocean, or a building and I will die. In all my glorious fatness.

The preface leads me into my announcement. I HAVE JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS!

Of course, I was an idiot and joined the day before our crazy weekend trip to SIL's wedding celebration. However, and although ALL my flex points for the week are now used up, I am NOT giving up. I've had this extra 40 pounds for a while now, and I want to do something about it. I'm ready for my beautiful body back, I want to be able to ride bikes, hike, wrestle, and run with my kids, and I want to feel like I can accomplish something I'm ashamed to admit I have a problem with --A.K.A. Eating bad foods and eating too many bad foods.

I've been exercising every morning. My friend and I go walking at 6AM for an hour. Good walking, too. We add weights occasionally. So, she and I, in support of each other, went and joined WW together.

YAY! I'm excited. And I'll try to update you with photos, maybe, and also with my experiences and struggles to teach my soul what my body already knows --I WANT TO BE HEALTHY!!!

5 comments:

Jan said...

Way to go, Cheryl! I did WW without joining it last summer when I was living with Ryan's parents. Ryan, his mom, and I all did it together because it was just time, and Ryan's mom already had all the cookbooks and points calculators and everything. As long as I followed the points, the weight came off nicely--about 15 pounds before I quit being so good. So good luck and stick with it--you'll be so proud of yourself!

becca said...

Congrats on doing it the right way, Cheryl! And I'm so jealous about the parasailing- even in fat glory it must have been sooo awesome! Ok, plus it sounds like you have a beautiful home and I'm definately going to have to come down and see you sometime this summer...or soon at least!

Cheryl said...

yes, parasailing was incredible! We were in Mazatlan and the view was astouding --it was also very, very, very quiet that high in the air. It was awesome!

Sarah said...

This is the first step Cheryl, even if you do not get all of the weight off, just working towards a healthier lifestyle is key. Trust me I know. Pregnancies are no fun for me, ie: all of the weight gain, and I don't mean 12 -18 pounds like some people I know, I mean like adding a 3rd graders weight onto my body. Once the weight is off and the body is toned, you just feel so much better! You're comfortable in your own skin. You don't dred trying on new clothes. But most importantly and best of all you can be active with your children, and teach them by example how to live a healthy lifestyle. I have never quite understood how many LDS women will live the WOW to the 't'. Never imagining drinking, smoking, putting drugs into their body. But yet we're not exercising, and we are putting wasteful things into our bodies. This is all a part of the WOW also. So congrats on the desire to live a heathier life for you and your children! Here are a few of my tips. Cardio, Cardio, Cardio mixed with strenghth training, ie:weights. The fastest way to lose the fat and not the muscle is to do cardio along with weights. You also need to continue to incress your workout routine. Your body will become very comfortable very fast so you need to add 5 minutes here and 3 lbs there. Just listen to your body, and when your routine becomes easy, or the inches are not coming off, time to pump it up. And also have lots and lots of fun, if your workout routine is not fun, what is going to keep you from stopping? So have fun, whether it's walking with a friend, or beating the crap out of a kick boxing bag! Love ya

Cheryl said...

Thanks! I definitely know that you are right about something since you look so fabulous --I'm still amazed at how quickly you lost all the weight! You're my hero and I will admit part of my motivation. Your sister wasn't really motivation because she has never had weight to lose...and that's not to say you were fat or anything! :) It's just nice to see success somewhere with someone that has to try a little bit harder ---like me! :) Love you, too.