Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pre-Battle, Getting Ready for War

Hi. My name is Beth Mello, and I'm about to embark on a mission to lose weight, get fit, and slow down the aging process a little bit. Anybody care to join me?

I'm 44 years old, and I'm tired of looking at a closet full of clothes that I can no longer wear! I'm tired of alternating between 2 outfits every Sunday for church because I can't fit into anything else (or else looking like a sausage in it if I can get it on) and feeling fat in them anyway! I'm tired of feeling tired all of the time, and depressed every time I look in the mirror!

Can anyone relate?!?

How about this? I'm disgusted with the fact that I've tried so many weight-loss programs, spent hundreds of dollars on books and every pill, liquid or whatever that promised to melt the pounds away, stop me from eating too much, give me energy, yattah, yattah, yattah. News flash! I'm still about 50lbs overweight!

Look, I don't need to lose 100's of pounds, but if I keep going the way I'm going, I will all too soon. And I know that there are too many of you that are already there right now. It sucks! Plain and simple.

I have lots of reasons for starting this blog, but two major ones. First, I'm doing this like a journal to help me keep myself accountable. Second, I'm hoping that some of you reading this will share your successes, failures, thoughts and ideas with me and anyone else reading this, and maybe together we can do this.

PLEASE DO NOT use this blog as a place JUST to advertise your affiliate links. By all means, if you've found something that's working for you, feel free to share it, and your link too. But make sure you're a true success story for that product, and not just trying to make a buck. Believe me, I've tried most of the free trials out there (and wound up paying for too many by missing the deadline too!), and I'm still 50lbs overweight! So don't go getting people all worked up about your wonder-supplement unless you're a living success story for it! It's too hard to go through that disappoinment again and again.

Well, I gues that's it for the opener. I haven't even weighed myself to record my starting weight or taken my "before" picture or even developed any kind of a game plan yet. I usually avoid scales like the plague, and wear clothes that make me feel like I'm hiding my fat, even though in reality they probably make me look even dumpier. I'll save those things for my next post.

I'm really hoping that I'll get lots of input from lots of people (particularly women, because I believe it's a lot harder for us than it is for men to lose weight). And I hope this helps a bunch of us do this not only for right now, but for life! Here's to getting fit and feeling good about ourselves again!!! Yeehaaa!

1 comment:

  1. Beth - thank you for your kind words on my blog. I truly started it for my own accountability but it is definitely nice when we can inspire others or find support from them when we are not at our strongest.

    My biggest piece of advice for you at this stage in your journey is to definitely take pictures! I was horrified by mine when I took them in clothes that were incredibly tight yet in 20, 30 or more pounds it really shows where you have come. Especially if you start strength training and the scale isnt moving you will see the visible changes in your body.

    Best of luck. I will be here cheering you on!


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