Starting again

Look Better Naked By Dec 28, 2010 6 Comments

The goal of this blog was to keep myself accountable with the weight loss goals I had set for myself. The PICTURE THAT STARTED IT ALL was such a horrible thing that I rashly vowed to get in shape, look better, be better, yadda, yadda, yadda.

So here I am again regrouping, rethinking and getting my butt in gear.
This post has been difficult to write. I want to be honest but I am afraid of the criticism, judging and responses that I am willfully opening myself up to.
Oh well.
Here goes.
As of Monday, December 27th the scale lives at 189 pounds.
According to my very extensive research (and by research I mean I googled a few sites) I am at risk for a helluva lot of diseases that would end up with me taking a daily regimen of medications.
My BMI puts me in the category of obese and I am a good fifty pounds over my ideal weight.
The rash ‘holy crap’ part of me wants to sew my mouth shut until I get to a more desirable weight.As a reasonable type of gal I understand that getting up and moving as well as adding a few veggies to my diet will be the key of taking off and keeping of the equivalent to a small child.

Realistically I am not hitting the track anytime soon.  It snowed, I don’t like being out there in the cold and my schedule is not allowing that. My gym membership is still valid but not for long. It’s only ten bucks a month but as I don’t use it much (at all) it’s such a waste. My library system has a plethora of videos and new Fit Kits that I’d like to check out (self serving as I’d like to review and blog about for work) so I have access to the kits but it’s a matter of actually doing them.

I was told not to make weight loss goals such as by summer I’d like to weight blah blah so I am going to make race goals. I ran participated in a marathon a year ago and have entertained the thought of doing at least a half marathon this year. My friend BeerGeekGirl was my partner in crime two years ago and kept it going. I stopped and have kicked myself ever since. She suggested I sign up for races each month and therefore keep myself motivated. The entry fee is an issue but I think a few times a year is doable. So my goal for the rest of the week:
Check out a Fit Kit from work.
Find a race for March

As far as other stuff…today getting real is my goal.
I am really almost 1/10 of a ton.
I could be a professional athlete.
I get winded walking around, up the stairs and was extra sore after shoveling.

That is all for now.


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. Marci says:

    I am so excited for you! You can do this, make this year yours! I am along this ride with you 🙂 Excited to watch you on this journey! How are you going to start? Calorie counting? Weight watchers? Let me know! I found you on the stumble upon blog hop!

  2. Kelly says:

    Visiting from “Stumble Tumble”

    I have “started over again” many many times! What is important is that you are willing to start again! Go you!!!! You will get there!!!!! I like SparkPeople for accountability, you can track what you eat and everyone can see it.

    I will be watching for your progress!

  3. Shopper Gal says:

    You can do it 🙂 We’ll cheer you on!!
    I stumbled you!!

    Shopper Gal

  4. Lillian says:

    I am glad that you are not giving up! Starting again is the theme of my weight loss road. You have given me motivation to start again for this upcoming year. The sad part is I am NOT a runner, never have been, so I have to find another type of goal. As you said the “by the summer” type of goal doesn’t seem to cut it for me so I really need to find something. Keep going Rachée!!!

  5. Carol says:

    I’m very happy and proud of you. Keep that goal. You can do it. One day at a time. Check out thefreshdiet facebook page, you’ll get a ton of support from some very positive friends of mine. I did it, one day at a time and have reached my goal. You can too! Check out my blog for lots of tips on exercise and healthy dieting that does not seem like dieting.
    Good luck to you.

    I stumbled you too!
    my post: Happy New Year 2011

  6. Thank you for the honesty. I too, am on the weight-loss road.

    I realized my eating habits were making me fat. So, I have decided to eat “healthy”. I have lost a clothing size, since September. No calorie counting, just healthy eating.

    I know how tough it can be. Right now I keep smelling Lo Mein. Why? I am no where near Lo Mein!

    Sending out positive vibes, you can do it.

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