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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Target Area

So... today has been a pretty good day so far. I had my Special K for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and only one 5 calorie sugar-free jello for a snack. Tomorrow is my son's 6th birthday and my 5th wedding anniversary so I'm trying to "save" some calories for this weekend's celebrations. We're headed to 6 Flags Great Adventure and I'm hoping my fat butt can fit in more rides than I was able to at Sesame Place last month. (Yall should have seen me trying to squeeze in the flying swings, LOL).

Here's a pic of my two favorite guys that I'll be celebrating tomorrow. This pic is from last year but its always been my favorite. My guys really enjoy fishing.

I'm really going to have to do something special with my daughter soon before she feels left out of the 7/15 club. LOL since I'm in a picture posting kinda mood right now, I'll post a pic of her too. I still haven't managed to get her to agree to workout with me but I'm working on her. She doesn't need it but it would be nice to have company every now and again. Correction: we all need exercise but yall know what I mean.

Have you noticed that I haven't posted a full body pic of me yet? You wanna know why? Because I HATE how short and round I look in pictures - especially pictures with others. There is a pic of me on my sister's blog and I hate it. I look huge. My sister is tiny but that just makes it even worse. I guess. Here's that pic.

But the picture that really set me off is one I had a co-worker take today. I've been seeing a lot of blogs with pictures on the side showing progress and I wanted to do something similar or maybe a slideshow. I haven't decided yet but the first step was to just take a pic. Until I really looked at it, I thought my problem was my gutt and my butt. But now I know that my wasitline (or lack thereof) is an even bigger problem. 

See for yourself:

I've heard it time and time again that you can not "target" specific pockets of fat on your body and you just have to do lots of cardio to get the weight down. I SO hope thats another weight loss misconception and there really is something I can do to not make me appear so darn round. I hate it. I took a picture to show yall what I'm talking about.

See what I mean? Granted, the dress could probably stand to be a size smaller but I buy lots of clothes off the web and don't bother sending them back unless their too small. It makes me feel good when something is too big. It doesn't happen very often. LOL

The longer I look at this picture, the more I feel compelled to start singing "I love you. You love me we're a happy family..." That's it. I'm staying focused. I'm in this to win this. I don't want to look like "Barney" anymore. 

So contrary to everything I've read and watched regarding target areas and not being able to isolate and defeat them, I'm going to do every oblique exercise known to man to reduce my waist line and if some of the bootie gets lost in the process, that wouldn't be such a bad thing.

Have you guys ever tried to loose weight in one particular area? Did it work? What did you do?



    On a side not I COMPLETELY understand where your coming from on the roundness, I wish my weight would go everywhere evenly!

    Have fun tomorrow!

  2. Thanks Teresa! My favorite line to tell people is: "I am in shape I'm round". I laugh on the outside but inside the skinny girl that still lives deep down within me cries. LOL


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