Hi, my name is Jennie. My bff is Aubrey/Bob and I am so happy to be writing this blog with Bob. She is my hero and inspiration. Who wouldn't love her? For example, her last inspiration post was awesome and one good reason I love her.
So where did the nickname "joe" come from? After high school I had a friend that knew way too many Jen's, Jennifers, Jenny's, and Jennie's so she decided to call me Joey because I liked Joey from N'Sync AND Joey from NKOTB (why? Because I'm awesome.) Moving on, when I started my job at the music store where I met Bob there was already a Jen that worked there and they asked me if I had any nicknames. I told them Joey and then for about 5 years (minus 18 months where I was called Sister Argyle) EVERYONE I knew called me Joey. I miss it.
So that was fun. Now onto Food and Fitness!
I thought this would be a semi cheesy blog where we would just post updates on weight and crap and then Bob had to get all deep on me :) I really needed that. That really is why we are doing this. Her posts have really made me think the last couple of weeks. What are my weaknesses? Why do I never succeed in dieting? But I am getting ahead of myself.
She mentioned I have been pregnant the last nine months so I have an excuse for my weight loss desires. Well to be perfectly honest when I am pregnant the Gods smile upon me and I shed pounds. That's right. So after I had my first bebe I was 20 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant. With my second, it was 30. It has been the only time in my WHOLE life where I have gotten to buy cute clothes. With my second it was the first time in 10+ years I got to buy a size large instead of xl, or xxl (or worse.) Sure it was a maternity large, but still a size large and I loved it. But as soon as baby comes the weight just piles back on. My boy is 6 weeks and I've already gained 10 pounds back. It is devastating. I am terrified of all of it coming back on.
So I will start working. I will commit. I haven't posted anything yet because I knew if I did I couldn't take it back. I'm terrified to start dieting again. My biggest weakness? Myself. Already in my head I tell myself I will fail at this. Why? Because I have never been successful in reaching ANY of my dieting goals. Dumb right? But I tell myself that none the less. I will try not too. AND I will not be mad or defeated when I do have set backs, because I will.
Why do I never succeed in dieting? I am still not entirely sure. Probably a slew of tiny excuses that add up. For example, I now have 2 kids! How on earth am I supposed to get out the door with both of them and walk? I don't even shower everyday! I couldn't even find the time to BLOG about how I am going to start walking let alone actually leave my house and do it. Or it's getting to cold to take my 6 week old anywhere, or there is no way my 2 year old will stay in the stroller and I couldn't possibly ask my neighbors/friends/family for help. Actually typing these excuses make me feel silly. They sound so dumb. But like I said, I am my biggest weakness. Self sabotage is what I do best.
I really want to do this. Here is my goal time, I am going to put it all out there. I currently weigh 210. My short term goal is by November 13th to have lost 6 pounds.
There it is in black and white. So if you see me ask me about it. Make me accountable.
My long term goal would be to lose 80 pounds.
To accomplish this I will make several changes. In my mind, even I don't reach my goal, but stick to these changes I will consider myself successful. I will drink at least 4 glasses of water tomorrow. (I never drink water, ever.) I will eat only recommended portions and have NO halloween candy. I will eat a vegetable everyday. Even as I type that I want to take it back because my mouth just started watering. And I will get my butt out of the house and go for a walk.
If you want to join in the fun and contribute to our bloggy blog please let Bob or I know and we will hook you up!
(I am giving you the peace sign right now and I just said that like a 90's rapper.)