Let’s try this again…again

I’m skipping the explanation for now. I’m not ready to give it, but I’m back. Back-back. Really. Obviously, I understand any hesitation in believing me — I’ve said something like this before.

But, I’m giving a flip this time. The last few months have been painful. Physically, my knee is usually swollen, everything hurts. Wah Wah. Call the wahmbulance.

I went hiking today for the first time in months. I was huffing and puffing the whole time, but I finished and it felt awful, my calves were cramping, my hamstrings were tight, the knee was shaky. Then, I renewed my membership to the Rec Center at UTSA, $30 a month is a bargain for all the machines and classes available. I’ll get back to the Rec in a second.

I’ve recruited my wonderful sunshiny friend Fidelity to help. We both want to lose weight, I have a helluva lot more to lose than she does. The plan is we’re both going to try losing 7 percent of our total body weight in six weeks by eating right and exercising. For me the amount I’m trying to lose is 20. And that’s when Fidelity comes in handy — it’s nice having someone cheer you on. Specially when you hop on a gym scale and see the largest number you’ve ever reached.

I’ve already wallowed in it for too long. Obviously, I’ve let myself down, miserably, and its being weighing down on me for the last few months. I’m cranky and horrible all the time. And that’s not who I am, or who I want to be.

So, yes. Six weeks to start off. Six weeks. I can do this. Si se puede. I really hope I didn’t lose all readers. I need just about all the help I can get.


6 thoughts on “Let’s try this again…again

  1. Meredith says:

    I’m back with you and excited to read! The blog has and always will be awesome. Keep up the great work, you are inspiring this foodie who forgets (intentionally) to move it move it 🙂

  2. Meagan says:

    Good luck! I’m here for support if you need it. 🙂

  3. 20 pounds in 6 weeks isn’t a realistic goal if you want to keep the weight off. Shoot for 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week. If you do it slowly like that, you’re much more likely to see a permanent loss instead of yo-yoing. Don’t beat yourself up over a setback! Just use it as a reason to buckle down and get back on the right track. You can do this!

    • I completely understand your concern. We’re aiming for 7 percent, whoever gets closest will get to pick her prize (probably a facial or massage or something of that sort). Thanks for your comment!

  4. Mansee Muzumdar says:

    Obviously I’m here when you need it 🙂 Yay Jessica!

  5. Julia says:

    Welcome back! I’ve missed you!

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