Thursday, January 01, 2009

I Feel Like Oprah...

Well, without the TV show and the magazie and the money and the multiple houses. I feel like Oprah and her "how did THIS happen" issue of O Magazine. 

"How did what happen?" you ask. Uh, how did I go from a svelte 125 pounds 13 years ago to (approximately) 180 pounds today? HOLY FREAKING COW (no pun intended)!!!!

I'm either really brave, or really stupid, for this but . . . want to know what (almost) 180 pounds looks like on a 5'3" tall woman? It looks like this (and I'm only showing you the back, mostly because I can't bear the front): 
What am I? A really short linebacker? Look at the size of those shoulders! (Notice the placement of the fire... obviously a poor choice of location for a photo shoot, but funny nonetheless.) 

So, to do something about this I've joined a "Biggest Loser 2009" support group with some Facebook friends. There are 12 of us so far and we've chipped in $50 each. The person who loses the biggest % of weight between today and May 31st wins the pot 'o money (and a nice engraved silver cuff bracelet which is going to look awfully funny if one of the two guys happens to win).  

I'm hoping that the six of you (ha!) who actually read my blog will remind me of this picture and offer moral support along the way. Especially when I mention "work," "stress," "beer" or "cookie dough" in the same post.  Our first virtual weigh in is on January 11th. I'll post additional pics and report on the progress. And the next time you eat a Dairy Queen M&M Blizzard or chocolate chip cookies or a Mocha Frapp from Starbucks, think of me. I'll be over here in the corner (of the gym) munching on carrots and sipping something with protein in it. Let the fun begin!


Knit Witch said...

Good for you!!! I have been successful in loosing a few pounds lately. I am also 5'3" and I know I will probably never see 125 again!!! So, I'm aiming for 130. I have about 5# left to go (those are always the hardest!!). But, I have tried to change my view of food and see it for what it IS - nutrition for our body to function as opposed to something I just "do for fun". It helps me make better choices for meals and helps me avoid those empty snacky type things. Good luck and thanks for posting your personal struggle - you are a brave woman!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the dog! He/she's looking back like..."what is going on?"