Thursday, February 2, 2012

And This Time I Mean It!!

Have you all see the episode of Futurama where Bender runs away and he leaves the note with the check boxes, and at the bottom there is the space to check "AND THIS TIME I MEAN IT"??  It looked sorta (exactly) like this:

I have wanted a list like this for my blog for a little while now. I Feel like I seem to mention the same few self improvement plans again and again (and again). "But THIS TIME!!" I want to shout. "THIS TIME I MEAN IT!" So I went ahead and used my graphic designing skills to make my own check list:
No need to compliment me on said graphic skills. It has already been covered last week. Although if you are interested in hiring me for some important design job, I gladly accept Paypal payments. 

starts to type out some half ass excuse for worthless Photoshopping skills.. "I am busy... no time...could... do... better...if..." *trails off because realizes there is no good way to end this sentence

ANYWAY.  You guys, I am really serious about losing weight.  After putting it on my New Year's resolution list I sorta floundered around for the entire month of January.  Commonly thinking about it, but never actually DOING anything to aid in my final goal of fifteen (I wouldn't complain if it were more like twenty) pounds of weight loss.  As January drew to a close I got on the scale and realized I had only dropped a depressing three pounds.  "BUT..."  I said to nobody in particular.  "I THOUGHT about it so much... seems like that should have at least burned a pound a week...."

So now I am committing.  I know how to lose weight.  Calorie counting is what works best for me.  I didn't want to pay for Weight Watchers (which has been my go to diet in the past... and to it's credit it always works) so I sent out a cry for help to Twitter.  They told me about My Fitness Pal.  It tracks your calories, has a huge database of foods, and has a bar code scanner on their app.  Oh, and it's totally free!  It gives me graphs (I LOVE GRAPHS!) sets goals, tells me each day "If every day were like today, in five weeks you would weight ____!!"  which I read as "KEEP IT UP!!  YOU ARE DOING IT!!"

 So here I go.  I signed up and put in all my information, and the site told me in order to lose the weight I want, I need to eat 1200 calories a day.  Which... okay, sorta feels like starving myself.  Not sorta, it TOTALLY feels like starving myself.  But still... STILL.  I am serious.  My friend Whitney told me that eating raw bell peppers helps in getting a flat stomach (I have no idea if this is true...) so bring it on! Guess who is eating a raw yellow pepper with lunch today??  Screw you crunches, I am going to bell pepper my way to a lovely flat stomach by summer time!

  I am on board.  I am gung-ho.  I am going to lose this weight, and I am going to keep it off.



  1. Well in my defense, in case that bell pepper statement is false, I only read that on Pinterest. But I like yellow bell peppers so I am going to go ahead and believe it with you.

  2. You can do it!

    I love My Fitness Pal...I just need to start using it again. LOL.

  3. I did not know about the bell peppers. Huh. That's what I've been missing all along there. Can I hold you and Whitney accountable now? I mean, I read it on the internet, therefore it MUST be true.

    You can totally do it. I am assuming, though, that you can add calories to your total when you exercise? Like if you burn 500 calories, you can eat 1700?

    Just wondering. I killed my Weight Watchers account today and could use a good app for my weight/calorie tracking....

    1. Oh yes! I forgot to talk about the work out side of the app (because I am a sack of lazy bones) But it TOTALLY takes into account exercise and the amount of calories it adds to your diet.

      The exercise diary is actually one of the coolest parts because it is extremely specific. Not so specific that it had "Michael Jackson Experience on Wii- Black or White" but still... pretty specific :)

  4. Add Michael Jackson Experience in as aerobics

    1. I actually put it under "Dance, general" :)

  5. I know the feeling ... and this time I mean it!!

  6. I've been using my fitness pal off and in for over a year. I love it! I started getting serious on new years and have lost 5 pounds! Good luck!

  7. I just started using my fitness pal (again). I did great logging my food for a few weeks, but I fell off the wagon (again). You've inspired me to start again tomorrow... And this time I mean it!