This post has been a long time coming.
Why do brides obsess so much about their weight? I………. am……………..obsessed.
So obsessed, that I am having a “dry august” as Abby calls it- I’m not drinking this month. I figure with all the wine I pound down nightly, it’s got to be worth at least 5lbs, right? I get 3 breaks this month- B’s birthday, my bachlorette party/shower, and a concert.
I work out a lot. So why, when I am working out so much, can’t I lose weight? Cindy suggested Weight Watchers, and it worked for my friend Amy, she looks AMAZING. But I don’t think it’s for me. Right now, I log my food, I log my workouts, and that seems to help. Normally, I work out 3-5 days a week, for an hour each. I wear a heart rate monitor, and I don’t leave unless I burn 500 calories. This is normal for me. I can run 2 miles. I am proud of my fitness level. But 2 weeks ago, I pulled a muscle and I was told I can’t work out at the level I am accustomed to. And I can’t run for 4-6 weeks. I was devastated. I feel better now.
It’s easier for me to keep my diet in check when I am not working out, because my appetite isn’t out of control. I’m using this time (with twice weekly physical therapy) to really watch what I am putting into my mouth. Reading Bikini by 30 and That Wife for motivation.
See, I told the woman at the alterations shop I promised I would not lose more than 5lbs, but I really want to prove myself wrong. And get my money’s worth for those alterations! Wish me luck.