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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Work in Progress: Taking Inventory

It started with a long, hard look in the mirror in nothing but biker shorts and a sports bra.  Where did that tummy come from?  Where did my waist line go??  Oh.  My.  GOSH!  It is June 30th and I have yet to shed my "winter coat," as I like to call it.  But what it really is is about 15 pounds of unwanted... fluff?  

I was once in pretty good shape, but life got in the way.  Between work, school, and family obligations it becamedifficult to find time for working out.  My weight gain has been so gradual I'd hardly noticed until I tried to put on my once comfy jeans and found they had refused to button.  I cursed the dryer for shrinking my favorite jeans, but now it seems the dryer was innocent (sorry, dryer), and I am the guilty party. 

As I stood looking at myself in the mirror I made a committment to myself.  It's time to get my snacking under control and return to the gym!  So I took inventory and decided what I need to work on (the tummy, for starters) and set myself a realistic goal.  Do I want to look like a Barbie doll?  No.  I really just be the best me I can be (inside and out).  I am hoping to lose 13 pounds and get back into my size 10 jeans. 

So today is the first day of my journey to becoming a better me.  I hope you all will join me.  I welcome stories, suggestions and insights.  Thanks in advance for the support!  Oh and visit my SparkPage! :)



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