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I’ve Got the Body Shape Blues

High Hopes For A Healthy Lifestyle

Body shape, just thinking about these two words is enough to make me want to break out in hives. My body shape is not perfect and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with is not being able to fit into my clothes.

Oh sure, I could go down to the gym (which happens to be in my building) but why would I want to do such a thing? There are actually 5 reasons that immediately spring to mind:

  1. I would save money by not having to buy a new wardrobe to fit my increasing frame
  2. I would be able to wear my existing wardrobe
  3. Losing the extra pounds would be beneficial to my asthma
  4. Overall I would feel better and hopefully be healthier
  5. Lastly, increasing muscle mass to burn calories will enable me to take on my smug little brother

The reason for my dismay in sharing this with you is I will now have to be accountable. It’s one thing to make a promise to, myself, but when making a public proclamation, it forces me to knock off the nonsense and get down to business.

So on today, January 29, 2014, I Stephanae McCoy do hereby state that I’m committing myself to a healthy lifestyle. Following are the 6 steps to attaining this goal.

  1. Joining an online community like weight watchers to help me in creating healthy eating habits
  2. Allowing my brother to develop an exercise and weight program,
  3. Buying a talking scale
  4. Opening then using the Wii Zumba Fitness that I bought about 4 months ago. (This next part really hurts.)
  5. Cooking at least once a week
  6. Updating this blog with my efforts.

As I’m typing this my brain is saying “Nooooooooooooooooo” don’t do it!!! But this is the sacrifice I have to make to achieve the good health and being able to feel good.

I really do believe that when you feel good you look good and for me, this will begin with a healthy lifestyle. It’s not going to be easy because I’ve developed many bad habits over the years like eating too much candy, salty snacks, sugary drinks and I hate exercise.

Unfortunately, I am not able to divulge my weight at the moment because in a fit of disgust I gave the scale away about 2 months ago. However, as soon as I get the new one I will update you weekly on my weight loss. By April I estimate that I will be able to post pictures of myself with a more reasonable body shape that’s suitable for my frame.

Thank you for listening to my tale of woe, this is will be an interesting journey.

6 thoughts on “I’ve Got the Body Shape Blues

  1. Years ago I became very over weight while pregnant and on bed rest. After birth, a nurse told me about Pilates. I am hooked! I love the movements. I love exercise and view it as therapeutic rather than work. I begin my day with my exercise and it clears my mind.

  2. Hey! What happened to the treadmill you were doing so well? Well, right now I’m doing 15 min after breakfast and when I get home for after lunch. Then after supper, I do 15 min. This is a total of 45 min a day. I know i owne my own treadmill; however, you just said, “I have a gym downstairs from my apartment.” Well, what’s the problem? Mentioning the temp for this A.M. didn’t help either. Baby, I know it cold.

    1. Since my asthma’s been acting up non-stop this was my excuse to not use the treadmill. But it’s gotten to the point that I can’t fit any of my clothes and I’ve got to get myself under control.

      1. OOPs! I forgot the running affects your asthma. What happened to the fresh produce you were buying? I know how expensive they can ; but they do help. If you join Weight Watchers; no more candy, chips ,etc However, when it’s cold please wear you scarf around your nose and mouth.

  3. Alicia, I am so with you on this one. Yeah, most of my weight is actually tied between my middle and my bottom, lol. And don’t even get me started on the change between the private summers and weight gain due to hormonal shifts I feel llike I’m descending into madness.

    Losing and then gaining inches has also been a battle. Oh well, we aren’t alone and I think if we can agree to hole each other accountable it makes the journey more interesting and doable.

  4. How about we hold each other accountable?
    I struggle with trying to lose weight because it’s difficult for me to exercise. However, I am back on Atkins and am working out inside when it’s too cold to walk outside (like it has been this week!). My biggest problem is I carry my weight around the middle. I’m also going through the change so, even though I’ve lost seven pounds I gained an inch around my waist 🙁


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