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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Time to get serious - Week 1

Ok so I've been on this self improvement kick so I might as well keep it going right?  
If anyone else wants to join in, I'd be happy to have a buddy in this!

I need to lose some weight.  

This is not new but I've been slacking in my efforts given it is summer and I can fit into my shorts and such (granted barely fit but you get the idea).  But the other day I was thinking about the upcoming school year and how fall is fast approaching.  I cannot fit into a single pair of my dress pants for work!  

This will not do. 

I have bounced up and down the weight scale most of my adult life.  After I had E, I lost all the weight and was able to hold a good weight for about a year.  Then I started on a slow and steady creep up the scale again.  So I've been thinking about the reasons why I've been having such a struggle getting my eating and exercising under control.  I really do like to be physically active.  I enjoy pushing my body and seeing what it can do.  But for some reason I just can't seem to get into it this year.  I normally at least run on a regular basis in the summer since the weather is nice.  Granted July has been a little rough for me with my foot injury and then stomach issues but really I was slacking long before July. 

But I REFUSE to go out and buy new clothes when I have perfectly good ones at home that just don't fit because I haven't been taking care of myself.  

That said, I figured "hey, why not use the blog as a way to be held accountable for my goals?"  It may just give me the motivation I need if I broadcast my progress for the world to see.

That said starting today I will be posting a quick update on my progress every Tuesday for about the next 8 weeks.

The goals:
*Exercise a minimum of 4 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes
*Lose 16 pounds in 8 weeks
*Fit into my current dress pants by the beginning of October
*Quite binge eating
(tend to go a smidge overboard on sweets and potato chips)

I've included an actual # for weight loss but for me its really about how I feel and not the # on the scale so I'm not going to be too hard on myself about the #.

Starting weight:  160 pounds
Next update:  Tuesday 8/9/11

Stay tuned...can Krista do it?
I think yes.

Have a HEALTHY Tuesday!


  1. Can she do it? Yes, she can! (In the Bob the Builder voice). I know you can do it! And I'm not a big # on the scale person, I'm a how things fit me person... so go with the fit of your pants, not the number on your scale.

  2. You can do it! You can do it!! I wish I could do it with you - I definitely had some lbs to lose before - but now I'll have to wait until Feb! :) Good luck girlie!! You can do it!!

  3. You can do it! :)
    As soon as I'm over this little bout of being sick, I'd be glad to join you on your journey! After all, I'm a potato chip/sweets junkie, too!

  4. You can do it, I know you can! :) I would go on and on about how and why you can, but I'll just leave it at this: I look forward to your post next week about ALLLLL the progress you have made. :)

  5. It's so easy for me to say, "Yes--you can do it!" Not so confident about myself but you to challenge me.

  6. OMG......I'm right there with you! Totally same page!
    You CAN do it! And so CAN I!

    YAY........Go Us! haha
    I would love 15-20 lbs to lose.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments, great to hear from you!

  7. Wow you are motivating me:) I am on a lazy summer heat kick.
    Go Krista Go!

  8. OF COURSE you can do it! You go girl! :)


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