Losing It

Friday, August 21, 2009

Keep in mind I'm 3dpo today. Back on Wednesday, when Mr. A was home for lunch, he turns from the kitchen table towards me as I made us some sandwiches, and asks expectantly (get it?) "Are you pregnant yet?" Ha! Isn't that the funniest joke you have heard in a while?! I cannot wait to announce to him that we're having a baby.

As I was surfing the net yesterday, I came across this website that allows you to make a virtual model of yourself...you can even try clothes on your virtual model! It is alot of fun!! You should try it, especially since it's Friday, and you know you're not concetrating on working... Here is my virtual model (you can even change the hairstyle- "mine" here is a ponytail..):
Pretty normal looking, right? WELL. About the same time, I came across one of those BMI calculators...guess what? I am technically 15 lbs overweight!!!!! I am fairly devastated. I mean, I know I am not a supermodel, but being in the "overweight" category just about kills me. (My number is 26.6, and anything above 25 is overweight...above 30 is obese...) So I go back to change my virtual model to the un-"overweight" weight...
I, for the life of me, can't see any difference.... but nevertheless, Mr. A and I are (supposedly) both about 15 lbs. overweight.

I know that 15 lbs isn't a huge amount (especially since I'm 5'8", so I guess the difference probably won't look as drastic as if I were shorter), but in an effort to be as healthy as possible, we're going to try to eat healthier and get some more exercise. I looked up losing 15 lbs on Dr. Goo.gle, and supposedly if I increase my exercise time by 20 minutes per day (and don't increase eating ice cream- the linchpin!!!), I should be able to trim 15 lbs in about 2 months? That seems a little fast for such little effort, so I am definitely not counting on it, but I'll try it. We're also starting to get our second round of "crops" from our garden (zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers, corn), so we'll be eating lots of fresh food coming up!! (Not to mention, I have already spent all our grocery budget for the month, so we'll have to make do with what I have in the freezer!! Luckily it's pretty well-stocked.)

If this losing all goes as planned, I could be 15 lbs slimmer by November...just in time to gain it back at Thanksgiving!!!

(PS. Mr. A, the awesome husband he is, passionately emphasizes that I am just fine as I am. Gotta love that!!)

(PPS. We don't have a bathroom scale, so figuring out the actual progress might be a little tricky...)


Praying for Hope said...

There's no difference between either virtual model. Hm. Good luck with losing weight. I'm skeptical about those BMI calculator. According to them, I'm underweight, but I have a long, thin frame. I don't believe I'm underweight for the way I'm built. The BMI calulators don't take into account possible muscle vs. fat weight or frame size. You could be the perfect weight for the way you're built.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I wonder about those BMI calculations. If I look and feel healthy, and my doctor says I am healthy, heck, that is good enough for me. I know, though, that I definitely fail the BMI test! Sometimes head in sand approach works, doesn't it?

prayerfuljourney said...

Hmmm...I know what you mean about ice cream...I love it...and I know it's my downfall too. Ugh! I'm working on eating healthier also...and walking more. Good luck this cycle!