I get awkward when I have to introduce myself, so please bear with me when this sounds like I had a few margaritas before I started typing. I swear I’m sober.
I’m Apple and I’m overweight, according to my BMI, which fails to take into an account my enormous, hulking muscles that make my deeply tanned and oiled skin look like beautiful hills and valleys of good health. Or… I’m fluffy. As of right now, I weigh 157.2 (it was a lot more when I just weighed myself with my clothes on, nearly causing me to pass out and eat a bag of Cheetos to console myself.) and I’m working towards a goal weight of 145. This may not seem like enough of a weight loss to participate in a blog over it, but I have another challenge on top of that. I’m trying to lose these 12ish pounds before my husband comes home from a two month business trip the first week of June. No pressure, right? I have five weeks left, which would have been totally do-able if I wasn’t stressed out of my mind. I’m a stress eater. I tend to reach for things that are completely unhealthy to snack on which is very bad because I have a family history of heart disease at an early age. My health is my number one concern, but my weight is a part of that also and comes at a close #2. Adding to my challenge, we have two children who make working out very hard. I don’t have access to a gym that would be okay with them sitting in the corner quietly (ha! I make jokes!) and I can’t very well go for a jog because, well, they’re short and can’t keep up. I can’t even walk briskly. So, here I am, trying to lose weight through diet (not ON a diet, but by watching what I eat) and what little exercise I can scrape up online and on my circa 1775 Windsor Pilates VHS tape that the sound is pretty much gone on. I’ve got some challenges, but what I lack in opportunity, I make up for in determination. Once my hubs gets back, I’ll have a lot more gym/running/look, my heart actually DOES still work stories. Until then, I could sure use some support to help me get as close to my goal of 145 before June as possible.