Monday, August 11, 2008

Accountability

Well, I guess the best way to ensure accountability is to go public…and since I am in dire need of accountability in this particular area in my life, here is the public announcement…though it is a little embarrassing.

I need to, no, have to, lose weight…again. Many of you remember that a little over 2 years ago, I lost a lot of weight, 38 lbs to be exact. It was a long process, and I was only able to accomplish it by working out about 3 x’s more than the average person. Well, during the process of comps, a little depression, mucho family drama, etc., I’ve gained all but 4 of those lbs back (hey, I’m a comfort eater, what can I say?). It is time to stop playing games with my health (and with my knees), so starting today, I am back in my HARD CORE mode!

I am being so public about it because:
1) I would not mind at all if you to ask me how it is going, if you ask about the progress – I will be honest with my answers, and that will help to keep me on task.

2) I know I am not alone in this situation, of yo-yo weight loss/gain, diets that don’t work, exercise programs that don’t work, etc…., so if my situation, and hopefully, my progress, can be of any help to you, I am willing to be transparent.

So, my end goal is to lose 50 lbs, to go down 6-8 sizes, to run a half-mara (with a respectful time this time), and to complete an olympic distance triathlon.

I’ll keep you updated.
~Jess~

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am VERY proud of you.
Hollie

Jess and Brent said...

You are so sweet - thank you. Are you doing any running lately? Maybe we should plan an event - a 5K in Marietta or Gwinnett or something, meet up, chat and run...Love - Jess

Anonymous said...

I will walk any 5k or more.
WALK!

:) Hollie

CButzon said...

We can hold each other accountable on this. I slacked for TOO long with my running this summer. I'm getting back into it, though. Are we still on for St. Jude? We need to register and get on it! I love you, my dear!