Lady Luck Loses!

If you can't get a gym membership, Tae bo is an effective fun at-home work out

Now. Ready for the gym!

I'm kinda looking a little creepy and I like it!
I'm kinda looking a little creepy and I like it!

Follow Lady Luck's weight loss journey

I have decided that I am ready to work towards my ULTIMATE weight loss goal of being a size 12.

I will be writing one article each week detailing the actions I've taken to meet my goal. I will also be sharing what I eat, how many days I worked out, if I gained or lost weight, and if you're lucky, some recipes and photos.

ABOUT MY BODY:

Before I go any further I will let you know right now, I am not going to tell you how much I weigh. I am 5'9, and I am built like my father ( broad shoulders, big rib cage, big hips, log legs), and I am not totally out of shape, so I carry my weight well and no one ever believes me when I tell them my real weight. I will tell you that I am now a Size 18 (down recently from a 20), and I am well over 200 pounds. I have never been anything smaller than a size 16 in my adult life.

I also come from a family that tends to carry a little extra baggage in the midsection. So my problem area is my stomach, which is always tricky to deal with. I can also tell you that my entire life, I've been the brunt of much family gossip due to my stature as most of the women in my family are petite, short, or average in height and weight.

So basically, I came out of the womb a pork chop, and I'll go into a grave a porkchop, and I am damn proud of it.

Lady Luck, why the weight loss effort?

I am fine being a size 18. I appreciate women who are thick and I am proud to be a curvy woman. I would never want to be skinny. However, I have recently been put on medication that is NOTORIOUS for a lot of weight gain, so figure now is the time.

I am not doing this for anyone other than myself. I do realize thin is in, and men in general do not like buxom women, but I've personally never had a problem having groupies and men following me everywhere.

I also want to quit smoking, which again, has potential to trigger weight gain so I'd like to lose some weight before I take that challenge on.

Lady Luck, how are you going to do it?

By eating right, using "everything in moderation" as my mantra, and lots of exercise.

Please note: I don't really care to hear about diets you think work well. When I was a teenager I was a size 24 and I went down to a 16 on Atkins but it really screwed my head up and made me feel physically sick.

So, I'm interested in doing this the right way.

More about my goals:

I set size goals instead of pound goals because I strength train four times a week, and muscle weighs much more than fat (which is why people are pretty shocked when I tell them my real weight).

IF the scale budges. which I expect it won't budge a lot, I will report it.

Tools I will use:

  1. www.thedailyplate.com
  2. a scale
  3. my gym membership to health works
  4. a yoga book
  5. Lots of fruit, veggies, lean meats, and some carbs

The plan of action:

(to start)

  • 35 minutes on the elliptical 3x a week
  • 30 minutes interval workout on treadmill 3x a week
  • strength training 35 mins 4 x a week
  • eating 1900 cals and dropping this number according to weight loss

Wish me luck, I'll check in next Sunday!

Me and my dad 2006- 2 peas in a pod

Im a size smaller than this now, but you get the idea
Im a size smaller than this now, but you get the idea

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John Chancellor 8 years ago from Tennessee

Lady,

I cetainly want to wish you well and say that if you stick with holding yourself accountable you will do very well.

I know it takes a lot of courage to "go public" as you have done - but it is probably a great way to make it happen.

I agree with the thoughts you have expressed here and in other hubs - that we place way too much emphasis on thin, when what we should be concerned with is our energy level. And unfortunately, the more excess weight we carry around, the more energy is consumed there.

So good luck with your plan. We will all be pulling for you.


Barbara 8 years ago

My friend,

I am with you all the way. First, that you are doing this for YOU and no one else. Second, that it's for health. Third because you are gorgeous just the way you are, inside and out. Fourth because I've been there and I know how hard it can be. I was always slender, then in my early thirties gained a tremendous amount of weight - you and I can compare numbers privately! Now I'm back to my original size, actually a little on the thin side. My most personal observation? Strangers did not treat me as well when I was overweight. It almost makes me mad when a guy opens the door for me because not many did before! My friends all valued me no matter what size I was. The upside is all my health problems went away along with the weight. So, I'm here for ya - your super fan, Barbara


Barbara 8 years ago

Btw, I bookmarked this at Stumbleupon as one of my favs!


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Doc Rich 8 years ago

Very well done Lady! Changing your focus to you being #1 is definitely the way to go. Going for health instead of weight loss will get you exactly where you need to be.

Take it one day at a time and don't place any level of importance on comments and actions...or lack of comments and actions from the turkeys. As you're showing by your solid resolve, you're in control here. Be Well.


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Mommy Fabulous 8 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

You can do it! I look forward to hearing about your progress. They say thin is in, but what do they really know. As long as you're happy with you, that's all that matters.

Good luck!


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RyanRE 8 years ago from Bellingham, WA

Lady Luck ~ Go for it. It seems that diets only work when someone is truly willing to make the life changing sacrifices. My business partner was 300lbs and lost 70lbs over the last year. There were no gimmicks for him. He just exercised and eat better. It was very hard for him at first, but he just knew that he had to do it for himself. If you want it bad enough you can do it. I look forward to hear your updates.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Good luck!! I am pulling for you and can't wait to hear the updates. Tell us about strength goals you meet too, and how you are feeling through the process.


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Cailin Gallagher 8 years ago from New England

Good luck LadyLuck. You are an inspiration.


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Astride Knighted 8 years ago

A lady with a plan! A good full body exercise program and good nutrition, thats a kill'r combination. Here's to your success!


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lady luck 8 years ago from Boston Author

Thank you for all of your support everyone! I will let you know how it goes! I didn't make it to the gym today because I lost my gym membership card ( WHAT A WAY TO START), so im going to have to work out tuesday- sunday! I guess mondays will be my day of rest!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

I wish you all the luck in the world to achieve your goals you have set yourself!,

We will all be watching your space and i know you will succeed!:)


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CherylAnne Nelson 8 years ago from New York

Lady,

I certainly wish you all the best. You can do anything you set your heart and mind on doing. I will pray for your success. If you are looking for a great workout cideo--TURBO JAM is fabulous. Pick it up on ebay cheap! Or go to BEACHBODY.COM which has lots of great things. They send you newsletters too. Best wishes. CherylAnne PS--You are already beautiful, but if losing weight will make you happier and healthier then go for yours!


mayur  8 years ago

i Wish all the bI certainly wish you all the best. You can do anything you set your heart and mind on doing. I will pray for your success. If you are looking for a great workout cideo--TURBO JAM is fabulous. Pick it up on ebay cheap! Or go to BEACHBODY.COM which has lots of great things. They send you newsletters too. Best wishes. CherylAnne PS--You are already beautiful, but if losing weight will make you happier and healthier then go for yoursest

I wish you all the luck in the world to achieve your goals you have set yourself!,


jay 8 years ago

You are hot enough now. Really hot. Damn. Well, I can tell you my friends use this free calc too if you get sick of the daily plate, but in my opinion, you don't need it

http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/Index.html


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Internet MLM Now 8 years ago from Oklahoma

You go Girl!! I'm 5'10" and I can hide weight like you can so that's a good thing :) But I'm on the same quest too. I started a FIT log on hubpages and lost 6 pounds so it pays to be public. However, I gained 3 back. Your honesty has inspired me to go back to my hub and confess. Thx to you though, I'm back to my goals and eating plan!


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billso 8 years ago from Honolulu

Congratulations and good luck! We are pulling for you.


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