coming clean… in need of a major life overhaul. – The Shrinking Jeans of Melissa


January 1, 2012 By Lissa

Hello, dear weight loss blog. How I’ve missed you. I have been avoiding you, in case you couldn’t tell!

It’s January 1st, 2012. A new year, a new chance. A lot of people think resolutions are ridiculous, but I view them as hope and change. I love resolutions and this year, I plan to do a great deal of work on myself.

First, read about my year in this post. I’m guessing you can probably imagine that my weight and fitness have not been one of my top priorities.

I stepped on the scale this today and pretty much cried.

Last year, this time, I was at my lowest weight in years. 201 pounds.

Today? My weight was 229.8 pounds. Holy hell, people. What have I done to myself? I am absolutely disgusted that it has come to this and I am trying not to be overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of it all. I know if I look at the big picture and how much weight I want to lose, I will get discouraged and quit. Instead, I am going to break it down into smaller goals.

Shrink Yo’Self Challenge

I am totally excited for our new challenge at the Sisterhood. I NEED A CHALLENGE! I plan on participating as a shrinker, as well as in the fitness challenge that is being unveiled tomorrow!

Weight loss goal: 209 by February 29th. That’s a 20 pound loss and is perfectly attainable if I stay focused. I plan to follow the South Beach diet again because it seems to be what really works for me. I need sugar-detoxing in a major way. I NEED to get through the first two weeks of complete strictness, then I know I can stick with it for the duration of the challenge and on.

Along with the fitness challenge, I plan on doing the following exercises each day. YES, EACH DAY WHEN I WAKE UP. Want to join me?

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 5 pushups
  • 20 sit-ups
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 30-second plank
  • 7 burpees

I have huge hopes for myself in 2012. This year is mine.

What are your hopes for this year?