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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Going Out On A Limb !!!



I am going where no woman has gone before!!! I am 5'7', 36 years old and 139 lbs and I am a junk food junkie. I have moments of greatness when it is a high fiber cereal for breakfast, sandwich, low fat chips and a diet coke for lunch, and then a salad with chicken for dinner, but it is like I tell myself that eating good one day is a milestone so I should treat myself to 3 days of junk ... I am suffering from low energy and yes, it is swimsuit season... There is a lot of vainness to my sharing all this with you, but I truly would love to have more energy!! I will have 3 kids home all day starting Monday and the swimming, trampoline jumping, basketball games, hide and seek can really tap me out. So I am going to use my post occasionally as an accountability partner. I can so see Elijah and Emily falling into my bad eating habits (Not Jeremiah - here is a kid that will ask, "Does that make me stronger?" or "Is that good for me?") ... So pardon me for the occasional "Healthy Eating Challenge" (not Diet) that I am placing myself on... Stay Tuned !!!

15 kind words.:

Steffie B. said...

5'7 and 139 doesn't sound bad to me girl! I need to drop 10 really bad! I've been walking/running but it's hard with all the food in the house. I hear ya!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i think perhaps i am so excited that summer is here and treating myself a little to much ... hee hee (had 3 krispy kreme donuts yesterday)!!!

Leigh Ann said...

I am struggling...every time I get to where I want to be, by thryoid freaks out! I am wanting to lose about 20, night before last I just cried and cried...it's so depressing. Oh yea, other day, I had just went over two miles on my treadmill and the $%&* thing broke!

Verna said...

You look great to me and that height and weight sound good too. I'd love to see 139 again. Guess I better get out from behind this computer and do something!

Jeanne said...

That totally cracks me up about Jeremiah! I can so see him saying that, though.

Everybody's right...you do look great. But there's always room for healthy eating habits even when your BMI is in range....and eating right really should help your energy level. So GO GIRL!!! From one junk-food-junkie to another, I wish you the BEST OF LUCK! I may even take the challenge with you for the summer so we can help hold each other up when one of us falls down. :)

Carrie said...

You are definitely in better shape than I am. I wish I could join you on the healthy eating diet but I a married to a man that likes junk food and once I get my hands on it.........no telling!

Jamie said...

oh m y gosh - i hear your struggle. i have ran a total of about FIVE miles since my half marathon - i'm a complete slacker!

Jamie said...

oh m y gosh - i hear your struggle. i have ran a total of about FIVE miles since my half marathon - i'm a complete slacker!

lnipper said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with treating yourself with something sweet after a stressful day. Our kids bring out the best in us don't they. :)

nikki said...

You look fabulous, Gwen! But, I do understand wanting to change some bad eating habits (I am sooo in the same boat).
So we can cheer each other on!

Beckyb said...

Ok girl - I need accountability too - I HATE exercise!!! BUT I need it - the winter was a little too good to me!!! Keep us posted!

Ruth said...

Ok so I have gained 15 pounds since starting at the church. So I need to go to the Y and eat better this summer also. BUT Scott thinks your smoken Hot so that is what matters, your beautiful but good luck on staying healthy. I am going to work on seeing 115-120 this summer. I am going to blame this weigh on all my staff brothers. HAHA

KKamholz said...

I know we're not that close, both in relation and distance, but could u PLEASE help me????? 139 sounds incredible to me. I don't think I've weighed that in about 15 years or so. Because of my weight, my orthopedic issues are becoming more pronounced. I just haven't had anyone to lose weight with, so not that motivated in doing so.

The Johnson Family said...

well chocolate does cure most anyhting!!! good luck!!

The Shocks said...

Ok, I'm 5'2", soon to be 35 years old and weigh 167 pounds. I really try to eat healthy and exercise. I just cannot get the weight to come off. I really need to lose about 37 pounds before China or the reunion. No swimsuit for me!!

And you look great. I look at you and think about looking that slim.