Monday, October 26, 2009

Hi, my name is Tricia. I'm a....

Hi, my name is Tricia. I'm a recovering chocaholic who promises not to steal any candy from my children this Halloween.

I'm almost kidding, but not really.

I have two children, 7 & 9, one husband, and a dog...a very bad dog. Although I know that I need to loose weight (mainly because I'm wearing my 'fat' clothes everyday), I'm not excited about doing it. I know it takes work and willpower, but most of all I think I'll need prayer.

I could make many excuses for why I gained weight over the past several months, but they would all be excuses. The real reason I've gained weight is because I've developed some bad eating habits. Last night I was at a birthday party at my church when I realized that I had just eaten a slice of large sub sandwich and a piece of cake without even knowing it. I felt sick on the way home because I ate when I wasn't even hungry. I just went and got food because someone said it was time to eat. It was quite a shocking realization to understand that I'd just consumed an entire meal with desert and I wasn't even hungry, nor did I particularly enjoy the food. That kind of eating stops today!

I wasn't going to be so honest here, but after reading Nina's post, I'm convicted. I'm 34 and my goal is to loose 26 pounds. To me 26 pounds seems like a hundred. Because of my body type and the way I gain weight, I can often hide the fact that I've packed on the pounds, but I weigh 171 pounds and I'm ashamed. I'm too short for that much weight and God won't grant my request to grow five more inches. I think my only saving grace is that I walk a lot. It keeps my fat from being too jiggly. :-)

So I've started my Christmas crunch today. Oh, I know it doesn't officially start until Wednesday, but I need a practice run. I've measure my breakfast and lunch and took a walk to the library the long way. I am praying that God not only helps me loose weight, but also gives me a desire to be as healthy as I can be.

The top photo is a picture of me now. I guess I'll have to wait for my after picture. Thank you Dani Joy for giving me the push that I need!


FringeGirl said...

Sorry Dani Joy, somehow my post published on before the Welcome post. I have NO IDEA how to fix it. I don't normally use Blogger. Hope you can fix it!

Sarah K said...

Thanks for your honesty! I relate to it!

Nina in Portugal said...

Welcome Fringegirl!!

Great to see ya on here!!
(I'll fix your post...don't worry about it. We're trying to figure out how to make sure the welcome post stays up top...but having some technical difficulties....

I hate excuses too...but it seems to be all I have lately....(I ate what amounted to a slice of german choc cake today. I enjoyed every bit of it...but I CANNOT do that every day...and lately it's been a struggle. Pluse we're having company the next few days and I always feel pressured to cook up a storm...including baking. And I always have to make sure my cake isn't gonna kill anyone.....

again....I HATE excuses!

Love ya girl! I'm for ya and I'm praying for you.

Former Fat Lady Nina (That's about to be minus the "former"word!! If I don't watch it!)

Dani Joy said...

Girl, what a great post to motivate. really! the honesty just touches me right through! It´s the first step to getting it all off. Be honest with yourself. Remember the reason you are starting this and push for the mark!

I am so excited for you, even if you are not yet. :)

Well, off to get my workout in. I just taugh English to new student today and had to walk and extra 20 min today just to do it. I was thinking of the Crunch!

So glad you started already! Crunchin with ya, girl!

momstheword said...

I know what you mean. I keep losing the same 20 pounds over and over, so it might as well have been 100!

Hopefully, this time I will lose and maintain!

Mary said...

Hi Trician...yep, I'm a chocoholic too, but I'm not in recovery yet...hope to be by Wednesday though! I can sure relate to eating and not knowing I did about brain fade. Well, I'm in great hope that we will all succeed in changing our bad habits during this journey, and that we all find a new inner and outer beauty as well.

God bless you,