Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Stepping it up and laying it on the line....

Wow. Why do I do these things to myself, other than I need to be held accountable and what better way to be accountable than to lay it on the line for the entire world to see. Okay, maybe not the entire world, but for my 80+ some odd visitors that I usually have every day. Plus, maybe this will be incentive for some of you lurkers to come out and say hi! I'd love to get to know you! I promise, I'm not THAT scary. A little O-D-D maybe, but not scary.

So here's the deal. I need to step it up. My scale is creeping up and that doesn't make me happy. Granted I have kicked up the exercise and I usually do gain weight when I do that, so maybe that's the deal. Who knows. All I know is I'm getting farther away from what my goal weight is, and now I'm 10 pounds away rather than 7. DOH!

Now here's where I need your help. I need your support to behave. Let's just say that I like going out to eat wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much and I find myself drinking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many Diet Cokes.

Here are my goals for the month of October:

#1 - Exercise no less than 4 hours a week. (That should be easy, but we'll see....)
#2 - Go out to lunch with my hot hubby only ONCE during the work week. (Now this will be nothing short of a miracle to stick with).
#3 - Make dinner AT HOME every Monday - Thursday night. (Again...another miracle if that happens).
#4 - Cut back, wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back on the ol' sodies.

Here are YOUR incentives for supporting me:

For you scrapbooker supporters out there:

Every time I mess up, I'll throw something scrappy related into a box. At the end of the month, if the random winner that I draw is a scrapper, then you'll get the entire box of loot. So for each week that I don't complete 4 hours of exercise, something goes into the box. For each time that I go out to lunch with Tracey beyond my one shot during the work week, something else goes into the box. For each night (M - Th.) that we somehow get sucked into going out to dinner rather than making dinner another something goes into the box. And last but not least, for every time I go out to get a sodie during the work week, yet another goodie goes into the stash.

For you non-scrapbooker supporters out there:

Every time I mess up on the aforementioned goals, $1 goes into the pot of a gift card to your place of choosing. Now I'll tell you right now, that I'm putting a limit of $25 on this. Here's hoping it wont even be that much, but I know my weaknesses and also know my checkbook! HA!

So I think I'll post a couple of updates every week and feel free to jump in and post your encouragement! Like I said...I like to be accountable. :0) At the end of the month I'll pick a random number from all of the support posts throughout the month and then you can choose which you'd prefer to receive....scrappy goods or a gift card!

Easy enough? Well, maybe for you.

So now is where I lay it all out on the line. Hopefully all of my neighbors are sick of reading by this point, cause for some reason I'm intimidated by sharing the low down with them...yeah...Josh...you just forget about reading any further...okay?!?!? I guess my idea behind sharing the measurements is that I'm hoping that by the end of the month I'll have some happy updates to report.

BTW - I'm locking my scale away for the month of October so this will be a surprise for you as well as it is for me!

So here it is. Now be nice. I've had 5 kids ya know. ;0)

Weight: 170 (Did I mention that I'm 5'8"? - Just easing my pain there.....)
Waist Measurement: 36 1/4"
Hip Measurement 40 1/4" (Did I mention that those hips have spread 5x for kids? Hee hee)
Thigh or is it thy....(I'm never sure) Measurement: 24" (Yeah..doubt that will budge an inch. I've always been cursed with that measurement of thigh / thys - even when I was a fitness freak in Germany).
Arm Measurement: 12" (Will this go up or down as I hopefully carve out my sexay arms?)

So there you have it. Giggle all you want cause I'M GONNA DO IT! You betcha baby...I'M GONNA DO IT.

(I hope!)

PS - I'm telling you right now that weekends are freebies for me. Not that I'll go crazy, but a girl has to have a little freedom....right?


Mer said...

I'm cheering you on from the sidelines. :D

'Course, Sweet Tomatoes has to be legal, right? I mean there's all that lettuce and stuff... :D

Anonymous said...

OK!!! I will support you if you support me! After all if I put my weight and measures up you'd feel pretty amazing about yourself! I have gained back 5 lbs too! Waaaayyyyy to much soda and stress eating this week, nachos and ice cream for lunch today...that's balanced right?! ugh! love ya girl.

Sheryl said...

Kristy, Kristy. Now you have written it all down, you are not going to stray at all! (Apart from maybe lunch with the hubby, and surely you can have salad?) There's going to be nothing in that box!

Peggy Severins said...

I am cheering on you girl, I know you can do it. Good luck!!!

Alison said...

K girlie,
let me lay it on the line too, well maybe a little less detail than you but it is YOUR blog :-). I was 147.5lbs in August. Between finding out I was preggers (10.5 weeks) and having the miscarriage and then going to Sicily for a week, I am now up to 153lbs. Even with walking about 8 miles-ish 5 days a week, I still can't get it down and it's getting ME DOWN. SO, this morning I joined Curves. Just to up the anti. I'm putting all my faith into this that hopefully I will get to my ultimate target of at the very least 140lbs. If I could go under maybe I would but I don't think I am gonna be that lucky!. I will give you my measurements in an IM chat. Maybe we can work on this together and beat it together. I don't eat out any night of the week and rarely go out for lunch with the girls. But it's the sucky sweets when I am making a card or two that really get me. That and the fact that I don't like veggies or fruit that much.

I really want this to go before the winter, WINTER sets in.

I'll be cheering you on Sistah, I know you can do it. (((hugs)))

Beth said...

Well, I have to say that your weight looks better on your 5'8" frame than it would on my 5'2"! And girl, I NEED to be right there with ya, but we don't eat out during the week & usually only once on the weekend. My problem is the sweet munchies & not enough exercise. I think you have a lot of will power if you can get yourself fit enough to run marathons! That box or the gift card will be minimum!

Scrappin Char said...

Have you seen the gadget, calorie counter. That might help you stay on track, if you see your calorie intake during every meal.

Big Hugs! You will do it!
Charlene (cgriffith318 @ cx)

Chris said...

Go Kristy! Add some interval workouts to your runs, you will see an increas in your speed and your weight loss! Go for it Kristy!

joybear said...

You can do it...and enjoy the weekends!!

Michelle said...


Nothing like a great giveaway to get all of us lurkers out! I gave you a little shout out from my blog as well.

I'm cheering you on with the weight loss! You can do it!

Except I vote you still eat out with Tracey! Jason & I love going on lunch dates!

Thanks for inspiring me to finally create a blog! You're the BEST!

And wish me luck with the weight loss, too!

Love, your favorite "muffin top" friend, Michelle

Amy said...

WoW! I am amazed at your coolness! I am new to your site, but anyone that has the guts to put her weight, and measurements is someone I want to keep tabs on. I don't even tell myself my REAL weight, let alone the blogosphere. YOu are AMAZING. I am rooting for you!

Kristen said...

Wow!!! You go girl...by the way there is nothing cottage cheesey about your legs ( you mentioned it in your race post) they are nothing but sexy...I know I saw them in short shorts. I am excited for you to see how this turns out. I am thinking I need to be a scrappy friend so I can partake of your goodie....oh wait, you'll do so good there won't be a goodie bag.

some kind of wonderful said...

you go girl! you really have been an inspiration for me. after dh leaves in another couple weeks, i am starting over... so to speak! lol! i can't decide if i want to try ww again, or just try and bust it out in the gym. either way, i can only hope to work out right along side you (from across the country:)

so just know you won't be alone!!

Becky T said...

Oh, Kristy, girl. You are really laying it on the line..I'm proud of you! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who likes to go out to eat waaaaaaay too much and drinks waaaaaaay too much soda. :) But you inspire me continually and I want to be in some skinny butt jeans just like you, my friend!!

Jen Gallacher said...

You CAN do it!! (I need to do it too.)

Jenn said...

I guess I should not ask if you want to go to lunch soon because I never see you and would like to see you more. I totally support you and think you are amazing and beautiful and talented. You don't need to change anything about you. But if you feel you must I am here for you. I will be checking in to check on you. Legacy cneter crop is the 11th can you make it?