Operation Skinny Jeans: What I'm Hoping To Get Out Of Weight Loss/An Experiment

Monday, December 3, 2012

What I'm Hoping To Get Out Of Weight Loss/An Experiment

I know, I know.  I already have an about me page, so why do I need to do this?

Well, because there's more to it than just the things I listed there.

So, in addition to a hot bod and getting my period back, here are some things I'm hoping to gain during this process:

  • Better posture.  My posture is kind of terrible, and I'm sure if I could just stand up straight, my neck and back wouldn't hurt nearly as much. The problem is that when I try, it hurts.   It's a vicious cycle, and it's one I hope to break.  I also look forward to seeing a chiropractor.
  • Boldness.  I'm always hesitant to attempt exercising/running outside/in public because I don't want people to see me.  I want to get to the point where I JUST DON'T CARE.  I want to be bold enough to do what I want, when I want, where I want, without worrying about what anybody else is thinking about me.
  • Confidence.  It's kind of in the same vein as the whole boldness thing, but I just want to feel good about myself and what I can do.  I want to be my biggest cheerleader (I know that sounds kind of weird, but it's true).
  • An active lifestyle.  I feel SO FREAKING LAZY.  I want to be someone who loves being active.  If someone asks, "Hey, Alex, want to go for a run?" I want to be like "Heck yes, I do!".  I want to wake up in the morning wanting to MOVE, not wanting to go back to sleep.
  • A better wardrobe, natch.  Being "normal sized" opens up a whole new land of fashion possibilities. One that I am rather eager to explore :)
So yeah, those are some things I'm really looking forward to.  I can't wait to make them a reality :)

On another note, I'm doing a bit of an experiment over the next couple of weeks.  If you're a Good Girl Gone Wife reader, you may know that I have always loved milk.  When I was a kid, it was always my first choice beverage.  Unfortunately (and it seriously pains me to admit this, though I've been suspecting for awhile) I think I might be lactose intolerant.  So for two weeks or so, I'm not going to drink cow's milk (I haven't completely given up dairy, like cheese and my beloved plain Fage...I tend to digest milk products better than I do straight-up milk).  I've always liked almond and rice milk, and I'm interested in trying coconut milk, so we'll see how that goes (I like soy, but soy can be bad for babymaking, so I'm avoiding it).

I'm hoping it's just all GERD-related (I don't really digest anything well), and not just a lactose thing.  I love me some milk.

If you're trying to lose weight, what are some non-loss things you're looking forward to? If you've been losing/lost, what was your favorite non-loss thing you accomplished?



  1. Coconut milk is the best for things where you need the fat content of milk--almond and rice milk aren't fatty enough. Coconut milk ice cream is amazing, and easy to make!

    Regarding posture/neck+back pain --- yoga yoga yoga! Seriously, I store all my stressed-out-energy in tightly wound neck muscles until they get so mad at me they start randomly spasming. Was in physical therapy for awhile, which helped, but what helped MORE was a good beginners yoga class.

    1. Good to know. I'll have to stop by the store tomorrow and pick up some coconut milk then. I got rice milk because it was on sale and I already knew I liked it; I LOVE coconuts though, so I don't see why I wouldn't like coconut milk.

      And I'm glad to hear that yoga helps...looks like I'll be busting out my DVD tomorrow!

  2. I wasn't big on coconut milk when I tried it, but if it exists were you are, get your hands on some hazelnut milk . . . omg, amazing.

    I'm looking forward to getting back into my skinny jeans . . . maintaining is kinda hard!

    (this is Jess's big sis by the way! Good luck girlies!!!)

  3. the biggest benefit to my lifestyle change is a huge improvement to my sleep. prior to that, i was getting *maybe* 4hrs of broken sleep. since i've cut out all that crap, my sleep has done a 180! when it used to take me over 1hr to fall asleep, i'm now falling asleep within 5mins; sometimes immediately. i do wake up at night but i'm not up all night like i used to; i just stagger to the washroom and then stagger back to bed and pass out.

    i think all that crap in junk food is what was wreaking havoc on my sleep!


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