Monday, January 5, 2015

my (cliche) Wedding Weight Loss Goal


I have officially found my newest "before" picture.

Yes, unfortunately I have given into the temptation to set a wedding weight loss goal.  It's pretty lofty, but I'm not going to do anything extreme.  Wherever my body is on November 1 (about a month before my wedding, when I plan to get my dress fit) is where it will be.  But I really don't want it to be like the above picture.

But in all fairness, that was taken from a very bad angle.  Two days before that was taken, this was taken:


I think that in the first picture, I actually look 100 pounds overweight, but in the second one, maybe 50 or 70 pounds overweight.  It's all about the angles.  Unfortunately, I actually am 101 pounds overweight.

Of course, that's going by the BMI standards, which I disagree with.  I am 91 pounds overweight by my personal standards, because my happy weight is 165.

Anyway, I'm going to do nothing crazy or too diet-y to lose this weight, but I am going to be actively working towards a weight loss goal again, which I have mixed feelings about.

Is it possible to both improve my relationship with food and my body while actively trying to change both things?  I am going to try.

Healthy eating, reasonable portions, honoring my hunger, listening to my body and mind, getting in some regular activity in fun ways, stopping overeating and binge eating, and regular blogging will all help to get me there.

So what are my specific wedding weight loss goals?  I'm not really sure of any specific numbers.  My main two goals are to lose as much weight as possible while sticking to the following goals and techniques. :

Goals- 
  1. Improve relationship with food
  2. Improve relationship with body
  3. Lose weight
Techniques-
  1. Healthy eating
  2. Reasonable portions
  3. Honor my hunger
  4. Listen to my body and mind
  5. Get regular activity that I enjoy
  6. No more overeating/binge-eating
  7. Regular blogging
No crazy goals.  No crazy techniques.  Just hopeful that by doing these things, I will get closer to my happy weight, and that no matter what my weight does, I will be a lot healthier inside and out by the time I'm married.

Start weight: 255
Goal weight: ???


2 comments:

Country Wife said...

Wishing you all the luck in the world and supporting you along the way.

NewGirl24 said...

@country wife- Awwww, thanks so much! xoxo