I am joining a weekly link up to help me finally reach my goal of a BMI of 20 (128 pounds). I have worked very hard over the last year and a half and lost of total of 54 pounds, but these last 9 have been the hardest to shed. I know exactly why they are sticking around. I have a huge problem of snacking after dinner. It seems like I can eat perfectly on schedule all day long, but for some reason at 7pm, I want to eat everything in the fridge. Granted, I binge on almonds, raisins and almond butter covered rice cakes, but healthy binging is still binging. I get bored at night or I am studying and I don’t have anything else to think about.
So here it is, I weigh 137 pounds (BMI of 21.5) as of this morning and I want to get rid of the last 9 by the end of this little challenge.
Why do I want to lose 9 more pounds? Three reasons. First, Over the past year I have gotten pretty serious about running. Every pound you carry slows you down. I am not the fastest runner in the world, but if I can shave a few seconds off of each mile, why not? I want to be the best runner I can be. Second, I want Evan and John David to know that their Mother works hard and doesn’t give up or settle. Folks say that boys marry women like their mother and I want them to look for a woman that values determination and strength. Third, I am vain. I’m not going to lie, I want to look like a sexy fox. I don’t want to look like a 31 year old, mother of two; I want to look like a 25 year old NFL cheerleader (minus the fake boobs, huge hair, and excessive makeup).
Hopefully by getting this in public with people watching, I will ditch the remaining jiggle once and for all. If you have any questions about how I lost the first 54, feel free to email me or tweet me.