Before you read this, and ultimately look at the pictures, I want you to know this was VERY difficult for me to do. I read this blog post and was inspired to join the challenge. It's simple, straight forward, and exactly what I need. I wish he'd done it 60 days ago as we'd have seen a big difference! What is the challenge? Well, I hope you click on the link and read it yourself, and also read a bit more of Tony's blog, but it boils down to this. Take a before picture. Be as good as you can be for 60 days and take an after picture. Easy I thought. Um, not so much.
What should I wear? I'm not into whale porn (Oh my goodness does that guy make me laugh. Be warned if you go there, his language, attitude, ideas, aren't from Catholic school!). I used to have a sports bra. I looked for it for half an hour. Couldn't find it. I think I threw it away in a fit of rage last year. You see, there are no hooks on it. I'd exercise, then try to get out of it when I was all sweaty and out of breath. I looked like freakin Houdini trying to escape from a straight jacket! I think it pissed off my last nerve and I tossed it. All my tee shirts are 2X or 3X as I'm too cheap to buy more and for this challenge, covering up wasn't what I needed to do. So, I found the old spandex exercise pants that I used to wear under my shorts when walking to keep things from jiggling, and a 3X tee shirt tied in a knot.
OK, so I geared up, set the self timer and took the pictures. Easy enough. Not too much pain. Until it came time to load the pictures on this site. Should I or shouldn't I? I don't mind being photographed in clothes. As I've said a thousand times before, clothes hide a multitude of sins. These clothes aren't hiding anything.
I decided that yes I should. I want to see the difference. I want others to see the difference. I want myself to know I can do it, and I want others to know they can do it too. I so wish I had pictures like this when I was 368 to compare. That would be so awesome!!!! I think, maybe, there are some somewhere...I'll be looking for sure. If you're starting out, please, please, please take a picture. C'mon, you know you should! Look how much fun we'd have looking at the difference in November!!! None of you have to post them, do it for yourself. I sure wish I had.
Anyway, without further ado, here I am in all my glory. I hope you see less of me in 60 days!
I lost 2.2 pounds last night at my WI. A day early as I usually go Wednesday night. I'm below 190 now. I've got 40-50 pounds left to goal. Holy shit that is so cool to say! I'm excited. I'm charged up. This 60 day challenge is just what I needed.
Queen of the freakin universe waves adieu