February 4, 2010

F.F.P. - #1

So here is the thing…I am going to get (F)it before I turn (F)orty and then I am going to (P)aris.


  • I am currently 15 pounds overweight and a bit out of shape. This condition of mine has crept up for the last 5 years….two pounds here, three pounds there, three pounds dropped, 6 pounds gained. There is no mystery to how this has happened. I eat man-sized portions. I like wine. I spend an unbalanced amount of my spare time on the computer as opposed to moving my buttocks.
  • My 40th birthday is exactly FOUR months from today. That’s June 3, if you want to add it to your calendar. I loved my 30’s but I am excited about 40+. My 40’s will be filled with adventure, new dreams, travel, and family. I want to feel good about myself physically, mentally, spiritually…and part of that is getting FIT.
  • For my 40th birthday, I am going to Paris with three girlfriends. What a gift (thank you sweet hubby) to spend a long weekend with friends meandering around the streets of PAREEE, taking in the sites, tastes, smells, and culture. I have been dreaming about my “Paris in June” wardrobe and it doesn’t involve baggy clothes that hide my mid-section….no sirry…….I plan to (F)eel good wearing the stack of beautiful clothes that are hanging in my closet that haven’t fit for three years.

    It’s time. No more excuses. I will share my progress (scary) for the next 4 months.

    February 3, 2010
    Height — 5 ft. 2 in
    Weight — 132 pounds
    Waist — WIDE
    Goal #1 — Weight — 115 pounds (This is reasonable folks…at my 6 week postpartum I weighed 117 after the birth of my second child….I am small boned)
    Goal #2 — Lose Inches

    My plan — Get off my buttocks and exercise at least an hour 5 days a week. Up my fiber intake to 35 grams a day (this means lots and lots of fruits and veges). Limit the white sugar, white flour. No wine….gulp…..(I mean not gulp…no wine remember) until PARIS.

    Putting it out to the world…well….I have just held myself accountable.

    (F)it by (F)orty in (P)aris!!!! WAHOO!!!!!


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Comments (1)

Jen@thecottagenest said:

Yay for you brave girl! It’s good to hold yourself accountable. I’m doing something similar. I’ve got about the same amount to lose and I’m aiming for April 15th. I wish us both luck.

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