Naked in Times Square and Eat. Live. Be.

Naked in Times Square. That is exactly how I am going to feel after sharing this number with you, but I’ve got to. I am horrible about keeping myself accountable so I am putting this big old number out there for all of you to see, and I am going to continue to do it each Monday until I am totally on track to where I want to be. So, here we go….

That, my friends, is what my lovely scale told me I weighed this morning. 180.9. Why am I sharing this with you? Because, at 5’9″, I don’t quite weigh enough to be on The Biggest Loser, but I think that putting this terrifying number out to the World Wide Web each week will give me the same kind of motivation and accountability as those brave folks who step on the scale each week on national television. I am that desperate… I need to make some progress and I need to get my rear in gear.

I’ve joined a group of bloggers who will be participating in a healthy living initiative called Eat. Live. Be. Each Monday, we will be sharing with our readers how we’ve come on our goals, plus discuss a different healthy living topic that has been assigned to us. Does this mean that Dine & Dish is turning into a healthy living, diet food blog? Heck no! I know myself well enough to know that diets, in the most traditional of terms, do not work for me. I will be following Weight Watchers, which I’ve been successful with in the past, and really focusing on making / eating the same food but not gorging on it. Portion Control is going to be key for me in order to see that number move down.

I also need to force myself to become more active on a daily basis. Walking, using our elliptical, Wii Just Dance 2 and Wii Zumba… those are all things that I enjoy doing. I just need to make it a priority to carve out the time.

So, in short… my long term goal is to lose 25 pounds, taking me down to 155 and to move for at least 30 minutes each day. I will do this by sharing my progress with you all weekly, keeping a food diary, and following the Weight Watchers Points system.

If you are interested in learning more about Eat. Live. Be and joining in on the initiative, head over to their Facebook page and check it out. You can also check out the other bloggers participating below.




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Comments

  1. says

    Go Kristen! There’s no way I’m announcing my weight – but then again, I’m gaining every day right now instead of losing! Maybe after I have this baby I will jump on the wagon!

  2. says

    Good luck! I look forward to following your progress. While my goal in 2011 is not to lose weight, I’ll be focusing on the fitness piece as a way to stay fit. Yoga is in my stars!
    I’d also love to send you a copy of my new cookbook (No Whine with Dinner). It’s not a diet book but rather, a book filled with nutritious (portion controlled) recipes that work for families every day of the week. I’ll be in touch about that.

  3. says

    Kristen – you are so brave. Hell, If I weighed in at 115 I’d still freak out about putting it online! Good for YOU! I know you’ll do great on this challenge – you seem like such a tough cookie. Okay, forget I said cookie.

    I’ll be following along, probably gaining every pound you lose. Keep up the Wii Dancing! And thanks so much for sharing!

  4. says

    I am so excited to have found you through Joanne’s blog! We have so much in common! I joined the Eat Live Be initiative as well and am a food blogger with a small child and I’m on weight watchers as well! I can’t wait to read more of your blog and I applaud you putting it all out there girl. We are all here to support eachother!

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