Friday, November 14, 2008

Hypocrites Annonymous

My name is Roxy Wishum and I am a hypocrite. I never meant to become a hypocrite, it just happened. It hurts to admit it, even now. You see, I like to portray myself as a sort of athlete. I even believed it myself for years. I want to believe it now. At times, I can look in the mirror and see a lean, athletic man full of energy and looking for the next adventure. The truth is I am fat. Sure, the rest of you already knew it. But I have denied it for years. Oh, I might give in to terms like "a little overweight" but "fat" seems such an ugly word. A fighting word--like short. Great day! It just hit me, I am short AND fat!

That is why I am here at Hypocrites Anonymous (HA). I don't want to be a hypocrite anymore. I don't want to be fat. I am tired of the "rollover" and the big shirts. I hope HA can help me become the athlete I was meant to be.

So, this is the first check-in of HA and there will be one each month until the goal is attained. That will probably be boring reading, but it is necessary for me to make myself accountable. At times I will post details of the HA regimen but for now here is the goal; 175 by March 8! That is my birthday and is about 4 months away meaning 32 pounds in 4 months or and average of 8 per month. Yes, it is a tough challenge and may be too much. But the toying with it and yo-yo loss and gain process has gone on too long. Check back on or around December 8 to see if I survived Thanksgiving and got on track. If I don't meet the goal the first month, the rest of them will REALLY be uphill.


Kat said...

Wow. That is very ambitious. I'm sure you can do it, and I look forward to your updates!
Good luck!

lawanna said...

As I have told myself many, many times: the problem with denial is that you're in denial! I've been-there-done-that! I KNOW you can do this!!! I'm excited for you and am soooo very proud of you!!!
1-4-3, wanna

KW said...

You can do this. In fact, you're so stubborn that if you set your mind to it, there's no way for you to not make it. If it's any motivation, I dropped 28 pounds in about that same time frame - no sugar,no flour, and 3 miles a day.
Since I'm still not where I want to be, you've inspired me. I'll join your quest and shoot for losing 20 pounds by your birthday. Not as ambitious as your plan, but it would put me at my desired weight. Let's go grab a bite of yogurt!

Hilary said...

Worthy goal! You can do it!!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

haha! I just laughed out loud at the fat and short comment. That was a bit harsh, if I do say so myself. My entire fam is short, and its okay! ;) and I would not refer to you as fat, but congrats on your striving for a healthier lifestyle.

Lerra said...

Easy way to lose some quick poundage: switch to diet sodas & tea sweetened with Splenda. I lost 5 or 6 pounds just by doing that alone, and that was without exercise. Of course you'll have to change a lot more to reach your goal, but that's an easy way to get quick results.

Good luck! You can do it!!

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