Coming Out of the Closet

Well, after a lot of thought, I’ve decided to come out.   Okay, before you have a coronary, not in THAT way.  Let me explain:
I got into a weight loss program at our local YMCA, and I’ve been hesitant to admit it or talk about it, because it’s the one area in my life I’m embarrassed about.  –Me?  Embarrassed?..Yeah, I know.  Hard to picture. 
I’ve decided to “come out” because I am who I am, flaws and all.  That, and MAYBE this can help someone else.  (Hopefully.)
Also, with my following description of everything, I may add commentary that sounds like complaining.  This is partly true, but also with my sense of humor I need to put things in a light where I can laugh at them so it’s easier to deal with them.  It’s the way I roll.  Please feel free to laugh with me; that’s what it’s intended for. 🙂

So, this means the following schedule which started this past week and will continue for the next 11 weeks:
Monday: 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m. Boot-camp / Work / Nutrition Class 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m. Workout with my Trainer and small group
Wednesday: 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m. Boot-camp
Thursday: 8:30-10:00a.m. workout on my own
Friday: Work

With this new schedule (also referred to as physical torture with my sense of humor) includes a menu change.  A HUGE menu change.  We have gone from Pizza, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Fast Food, Burgers, Fried Food to the following:
Protein Bars, Vitamin Water, Bulgur Wheat, Quinoa, Spinach, Balsamic Vinegar, Fresh Veggies, Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, Fish, 100 Calorie Packs, Fruit, Ezekiel Bread, Real Oatmeal.

Lessons Learned this week:
I have muscles hurt that I didn’t even know I had.
Protein Bars are now something I look forward to.
Food Cravings are EVIL!
What’s more Evil?– Prime Time Food Advertisements as I restlessly sit with my Diet Hot Cocoa.  It’s like Food Porn!!!!
Diet Hot Cocoa should have NEVER been created for how bad it tastes and I have no idea how the people that make it sleep at night!
100 Calorie Packs make me feel like I am cheating, and Yes, I’m only having 1 pack per time…not 1 box.
I’m disappointed that there’s not more screaming from my trainer.  I wonder what went wrong in my childhood.  LOL
Vitamin Water + Coffee = Peeing A LOT
Goat Cheese is Good
Hot Green Tea tastes BAD

At least this hasn’t been ALL in vain.  I have noticed changes in my body shape and I’m down 3 lbs, which isn’t bad for the 1st week.  I hope it continues!
Anyway, that’s all I got right now.  I’ll keep you updated!



  1. monrae said,

    January 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I am so proud of you!

  2. Cory said,

    January 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I really need to do that too, but of course Bill won’t budge, so I feel I have to do it alone. Not anymore!!! I too have talked to a “trainer” to get me back on track with my weight. A long time ago I use to compete in powerlifting, so I know the commitment. I just don’t have the time right now, and that is a bad excuse!!! Thank You for inspiring me more that yes, I do have time, and yes I can do this!!! See you at the Y!!!!

  3. pipps said,

    January 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    That is so cool that you doing it! if its okay with the nutrition, try sugar free hot cocoa instead. It really does taste like hot cocoa. Best wishes.

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