30 Off!

As mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I started the Paleo/Slow-Carb diet last week and we were pretty good about it. However, my sister got married this week and for 3 days we ate like pigs. I stepped on a weighing scale last night (at Julio’s insistence) and was shocked to see that I now weigh 130 lbs. Holy moly. This is the heaviest I’ve ever been, and I actually teared up when I got off that cursed thing. For my height, I should weigh 100 lbs. Now I haven’t been that light since I was in high school some 15 years ago. But this is just insane! And I suppose, being married to a strength and conditioning coach, I should be more physically fit than I am. I was looking at photos of me taken at the wedding and I must say, I could definitely stand to lose weight.


I was joking around and saying my necklace was so tight that it would snap if I flexed. After seeing pictures, I realize just how true that was!

We talked about it, and I said I’d like to lose 30 lbs. I was going to say 10 lbs., to make it easier, but Julio said that I’ll have to work just as hard as I would trying to lose more weight. Then he asked me what my goal was, time-wise. I was going to say 3 months but that might be too ambitious so I said 6 months.

My goal is to look like this again (a picture of me 10 years ago)


So today, I’m going to start a new weekly blog series called 30 Off! This will document my success (or failure) at weight-loss. I figure, if I write about it for everyone to see then that should be additional motivation for me to work at it. We’re going to do a combination of the Paleo and Slow-Carb diets,  which I suppose just means no carbs, no sweets, and no salt. To understand it fully, my husband is going to do more reading up on it and will just give me the dummy version – what’s allowed and what isn’t. Julio has also made a program for me to start on Monday, and wants me to make a daily food log. Hopefully I can do this!

Current Weight: 130 lbs.