Thursday, March 24, 2011

No More Excuses

I got on the scale last night and almost fainted.  I have put on 22lbs since the end of October. 
I hate that I do this! 
I work so hard to take off the weight and then I put it right back on! 

I asked myself why? 
I didn't have an answer... But I know I don't want to feel like this any more!
I woke up this morning and got ready to take my first walk in a very long time...
Then it hit me.  I give myself excuses.

10 excuses I give myself every morning

10.  It's way to cold! (I do own a jackets and gloves)
9.    It's raining!  (That only works when it is raining and I'm told it Never rains in CA)
8.    My hair will frizz!  (My hair is always frizzy by the end of the day)
7.    I'll walk tonight!   (But I never do)
6.    I don't have time today   (Ya right... maybe if I cut out TV I would have more time)
5.    I left my shoes at Ashley's again.      (NOT, I own 6 pairs)
4.    I don't feel good, the cold might get me sicker. (This is a really good one)
3.    I already showered & can't mess up my make up.  (Walk first stupid!)
2.    Still recovering from surgery. (HA! That happened in October. completely healed)
and now the #1 reason I give myself is 
1.     I'm not so fat...right?  You should have seen him try and hide it.  Then he said I like you curvy, and your boobs are so big now....  Double UGGGGGGGH!

So today I told myself each and everyone of these excuses while I took my walk and before I knew it I had completed 4 miles.  I feel great!  NO MORE EXCUSES! 

The funny thing is... every time I finish walking I feel sooooo good!  I'm always so happy I walked!  Why do i do this? 

These pants fell to the floor the last time I put them on October 15th 2010! That was 22lbs ago. 
I am so embarrassed! 
So I put them on and had him take these embarrassing pictures. They are so tight!

 I am going to give myself 30 days to lose the 22lbs. (hopefully more)
I'm gonna walk again and I'm also going to try this 30 day program of healthy eating.
Click the logo for details.

I started today!
Wanna join me?
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Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

My oh my, you are one BRAVE momma for posting this! I admire your courage {and I think you look beautiful}. I have often considered posting similar pictures, because it will certainly FORCE me to exercise if I post my cottage cheese tummy for the world to see. Love you and proud of you.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Kudos to you for showing off your pictures! =)

Lindsay said...

I think you are one hot MOMMA! :) Way to go for doing this challenge.

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

Oh my! You are awesome!!! HEART YOU!

AshleyMarie said...

You are SO BEAUTIFUL whether you think you need to loose weight or not! 4 that is incredible! I will be here cheering you on and maybe I should go walking myself!

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

I wish I was as brave as you! I have 8 lbs to go before I'm at pre-pregnancy weight, and am trying to work those bad boys off! Good luck to you!

Aubrey said...

oh Maybe I will join you;)
I have a Tracy Anderson DVD that I wake up every morning and make excuses about too!

Betsy said...

Someone said to me once "no one ever regrets working out. They only regret NOT working out" I try to tell myself that when I start to make excuses. Good luck!!

Josie said...

I love the Whole 9 site. At my Crossfit gym, it's the #1 diet we recommend to our athletes-Paleo diet. You will def lose that 22 pounds no problem :) My family and I have done paleo for a year and a half and it's the best! No bloating, no acne, no headaches...Lots of energy! Can't wait to see your results in 30 days!

Melissa said...

I tried the whole 9 in January. It was so hard at the beginning, and I didn't feel any different while I was doing it. So I gave up on day 21. After I quit and went back to some of my bad eating habits, I felt TERRIBLE. Tired, sick, etc. There is definitely something to it!! Don't quit! I did lose 10 pounds and I have kept them off so far. :)
I think you should give yourself at least as much time to take the weight off as it took you to put it on. 4 months from Oct. to March? It's a much healthier rate of weight loss to keep it off long term too. :)
Good luck getting out there and getting the body you want back!

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

Thanks for posting this...I need ot lose 22 lbs also...let's do it together.. you can join in my fat Friday post! Our journey through losing pounds!

I can assure you this week will be bad for me again.
Love you pretty momma

Bec @ eleventhirtyish said...

you are an inspiration! Keep us updated with your progress - there's motivation for you right there!
Thanks for the comment on my blog!
xx Bec

Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

Thanks everyone. I'm putting my shoes on now and getting ready to walk in the cold, overcast, almost ready to rain.... But I'm doin it! Feel really good today. I appreciate your support! :) <3

Marissa said...

I don't blame you...I don't wanna walk in the cold rain either! I'm one of those people everyone "hates" because I eat what I want and never gain a pound. BUT, that shouldn't be an excuse to not leave the house and be lazy. Good for you for getting motivated! And I love the picture of the kitty :)

Fabulously Flawed said...

22 pounds in 30 days? Babe...don't be too hard on yourself, ok? If it takes 40 or even 50 days just know that you're awesome and gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

You can do it!
I think you look great though!! I love to walk and I think its great exercise. I am wishing it would warm up here so I could do more of it.

devonaz said...

I found your blog thru your daughters Ashley's blog..and we have alot in common,,I also lost alot of weight and gained it back since Oct..I have 4 grandkids,,3 boys and 1 them to death..I am from Southern California but living in Florida I have my beach/ocean back..Well good luck on your weight loss,,I am visiting family right now in California and as soon as I get back I am going to get back on the ball..look forward to reading your blog...

Anonymous said...

Ahh...not so bad. Just a few more walks. I'm a new follower from Relax & Surf Sunday.

Glynis said...

I make excuses all the time. In fact I should get out of this chair and move my butt right now but ,I have so many wonderful blogs to discover.
New follower from Relax and Surf Sundays
Come visit me at and have a few laughs.

Katie said...


First of all, THANK YOU for your advice on buying a house. You were so helpful and thank you also for saying I could come to you with more questions--so helpful!!! :) I read your "About Me" post and now this one and yep, I'm your newest follower! You had me laughing and relating with you and the fact that your husband is from NJ made me smile! I am from Morris County in Northern NJ. Ring any bells? My parents grew up in Bergen County. Well, I am so happy to follow you and will be checking out this 30 day diet/health link you have..I've been married almost 2 years and have gained 20lbs since my wedding day..sad day! I need and want it to be gone..I look forward to checking back in with you :)

Thank you for finding me!


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