Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hungry Girl

I have a really great website to share: Hungry Girl

Hungry Girl is an awesome, amazing, motivating and enabling (in a good way, I promise!) site, run by a cool chick named Lisa. She offers a daily newsletter that brings you the latest in new healthy food products, ways to survive the fast food experience without busting the scale and wonderful, yummy alternatives to your favourite not-so-healthy foods. She even has a recipe book available that's on my wish list. AND, she gives Weight Watchers points for all of her recipes! Sweet bonus! Check out her site, subscribe to her newsletter (it's so worth it, and a million times better than all that spam you usually see in your inbox!) and buy her book!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's Time

It's time. Time to lose the weight. Time to take back control of my body. Time to stop hating the way I look and the way my clothes fit. Time to stop worrying about my health. Time to get fit so that I can enjoy activities with my family. Time to get over my addiction to unhealthy foods. It's just time.

I'm starting this blog to give myself accountability, and so that when I reach my goals (and I will!) I can look back and see just how far I've come. Hopefully it will show me what I'm doing right, and what I'm doing wrong. What works and what doesn't.

I've decided to name my blog "Making Skinny", but don't take that the wrong way. Not only do I want to get skinny, I want to get healthy and I want to get fit. But "Making Skinny" makes me smile, so "Making Skinny" it is! Trust me, I'm the last person to buy into all the Hollywood be-skinny-or-be-square type hype.

So here goes. This is the perfect time for me to start this weight loss journey. I left my job to be a stay at home mom. Our family is complete, so no more trying to deal with losing or maintaining weight around pregnancy. I've joined a gym and paid up the first 6 months. I've dusted off my Weight Watchers books and recipes. I've filled my cupboards with healthy food and I've enlisted my husband's help in controlling the amount of junk that comes into the house. There are no excuses... this is the time!