Thursday, January 3, 2008

One Slice of Pie Please

...humble pie, that is.

Last week, I was feeling pretty good and decided to weigh myself. Why, oh, why did I do it? I knew it was not good, but I just couldn't resist. As I posted, the scale was kind and I felt great...for the moment. But, no matter what, I was doomed.

So, the scale was kind. That made me happy. That also made me feel like I could eat anything I wanted -- for a week. Ugh. Still, if the scale would have been more than I expected, I probably would have given up and eaten everything anyway. I lose control when I'm happy, I lose control when I'm sad. I really need to work out this whole self-control thing.

Either way, weighing myself was not good. So, why did I do it? Why should I do it for that matter? Really, what is the big deal about weight anyway? Why can't we judge ourselves by how we feel and not by a number that fluctuates like a roller coaster? Should I face the scale every day? Once a week? Never?

While I'd really like it to be never, I still have my goal of 130 for this year (I just can't let myself off the hook that easy). And, yes, I am still going to document my progress with pictures. If the sight of my pasty white skin blinds you, you may have to avoid the blog every Monday starting next week. While the thought of posting a half-naked picture of myself has not been motivation enough to keep me away from treats this holiday season, I am hoping that your laughter at my fat will be.

This kind of accountability is just what I need to keep me on track. Anyone interested in losing weight with me, post here on Monday! Better yet, post your weight goals and pictures here, too. We can do this together! Oh, it will be great...a bunch of half-naked "losers" blogging together...what more could you need!

I know it will be difficult, but, then again, my most treasured accomplishments have been my most difficult challenges. And, in the end, we'll be a bunch of half-naked HOTTIES!

Forget the slice, I may need the whole pie.


julie said...

Let me be the first to say, "You go, girl!" As far as posting half-naked pictures of my pudgy self, I'll be skipping that part. I'm embarrassed enough about my body when I'm fully clothed! I will, however, be watching on Monday to see your pics. I just don't think I'll think it's as bad as you feel!

Erin said...

Good for you! I'm with Julie, I don't think it will be as bad as you think either, I'm sure you're already a "hottie". Problem is for me, I'm not sure even embarrassing myself w/ pics would keep me on track and plus I hate to bear my thighs to myself let alone the world. I don't think I will ever like mine. How come I'm the only girl in my family who got cellulite and even when I weigh less I still have it?

awcoburn said...

Heya Kari. Now is a good a time as any to start giving you my updates. Well, I guess this is more the starting point.
Weight: 229
Goal: 200 by March 31
Also, here's a link to what I want to get back to eventually. I may be able to get the weight back down by the end of March, but it'll be a while before I get the muscle back: Pic

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Can't wait to see your pasty fat! I'm looking forward to it!

KariAnn said...

Adam - You look so cute! Has it really been that long since I have seen you in person that I don't even remember how cute you are?

You're even one day ahead of the game and posting a day early! You are clearly a motivated man!

Now listen, you can totally do this thing -- just stay away from those blasted office treats. Bringing an apple to work obviously didn't help, so anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid tempting treats you can't escape?