Monday, November 30, 2009

It starts today...

Today I start it. The big "IT". The Diet.

In the last year I have had some pretty "weighty" issues.

In September of 2008 I had meningitis. While recover from this I put on about 10 pounds just from sheer laying around doing nothing exhaustion.

In September of 2008 I decided I no longer needed to smoke. So I quit. I was ready. It was great. It was wonderful. Then I looked at the scale and realized in the process of quitting I gained 27 pounds. Not as great anymore.

Then in February I found out I was pregnant! So exciting. I gained 54 pounds. Not so exciting. (Not the baby part but the extra poundage part).

I start today. Josh and I have decided that three is the perfect number for our family. There will be no more little ones for us. I haven't smoked in over a year. So that should no longer be an issue. I haven't been sick in quiet some time either so no more excuses there.

It starts today. My goal is 70 pounds. I would like to weigh 200 pounds. Which is what I weighed the day that I married my husband. (Actually it was 199 but hey I am giving myself a pound). I am giving myself until our seventh anniversary which is September 21st.

So the world now knows that I weight 270 pounds. You may be asking yourself WHY? Why is she putting such a personal thing out there? One word. Accountability. I want my friends to help hold me accountable. You see me eating a giant piece of Chocolate Cake... ask me about it. You see me wolfing down 3 pieces of pizza. Mention something to me. I want you to ask. It is okay and I won't be mad.

I need this. I need to feel better about myself. I need to look in the mirror and know that I am taking care of myself and setting a good example for my children. So ask me. Join me. Yell at me. Just a warning I may cry when you ask. I may act like it isn't a big deal. Please know that it is. I am working on it. But that is a lot of weight to lose. A lot of work. And this is a much bigger Shay trying to lose it AGAIN.

Weigh in #1
November 30th, 2009 = 262

(Apparently I have already lost a little from my doctor's appointment last week or this scale at work is a little off but it is the scale I am using so...)

*Shay B*


Anonymous said...

Hey Shay, I started a diet today, too. :) so far, so good...I will tell you my weigh-in # so you're not "out there" alone: 206. My goal weight is 150 and I hope to be down to that by my next birthday (july). I'm using, if you're not using it yet, you should! It's very helpful!


Anonymous said...

shay that is awesome girl i am so happy for you and will back you all the way and i will diet with you once i have the baby !

Sarah G said...

You can do it!!!! I'm cheering you on every pound of the way! Remember baby steps help. Sometimes cutting everything out at once is too much and can make you binge later and then feel guilty. Gradually take out stuff and cut down portions. Maybe knock out one soda a day. I've always found that one little step at a time is much easier and helps me keep the weight off much longer because I'm not just dieting I'm making life-style changes that will stay with me. I've found some great healthy awesome yummy recipes I'll have to pass a long to you for quick snack ideas. Also, my only other two sense would be allow yourself a splurge...maybe it's the creamer in the coffee or one non diet soda week. Ok, that's all I got. I'm proud of you and praying that everything will go smoothly.
Oh, have you heard of the daily Casey was using it for a little bit and it sounds fantastic. Ask her about it! Love you!!

Anonymous said...


Yes, is awesome! I lost a couple of lbs in a week with that. It's basically just a food journal, calculates everything for you right there. And you can add in your activities to show you progress. AND it adjusts how many calories you should have a day as you lose weight. Good stuff! I need to pick it back up, just forgot about it with all the busyness.

I'm so excited to see your progress! The Incredible Shrinking Shay has returned!