Getting a little more JOLLY, a little more GREEN, and a little less GIANT.

09 May 2011

And so it begins...

I blog.

Therefore I don't do anything else.

Not entirely true.

But you see blogging is so much more fun than exercising.

But I got to thinking...

What if I could bring the two together,
hopefully inspiring me to exercise and be healthy if I knew I had the reward of blogging about it later?

Eh? Eh?

It could work. Let's see shall we?.

It is Monday, May 9, 2011.

I am 30 years old. I am a mother. I have four kids. Those four children are my life. I need to be healthy so I can be around for my life.

Because I hear when you're dead...You can't be alive. Huh. Go figure.

I also hear if you drink pop, eat sugar and fat, and don't exercise that you're a lot more likely to be dead.


I kind of like pop and sugar and delicious food fat and not getting overly sweaty.

Probably why I now weigh more than I ever have before.

Yikes. I'm going to do it. I'm going to put THE NUMBER out there.


As of this morning, I weighted 281.5 pounds.

{hangs head in shame}

That is humiliating. That is shameful. That makes me angry and sad and embarrassed and overwhelmed.

It really just feels way too big and way too impossible to change.

But I have to. I just have to.

So today, I am going to start.

Nothing like a Monday to start fresh, right?

This morning found the Couch to 5K program online. I ate oatmeal (WITHOUT the sugar), strawberries, and skim milk for breakfast. I have been drinking water--4 glasses in already and it's not even 10 am.

Go me.

Oh and my phone timer just went off signalling that Bountiful Baskets is opening for ordering in 15 minutes. I'm there. Because I'm going to surround myself by all that is green and healthy and good for me.

This Jolly Green Giant is going to eat her veggies
and get a little more green,
a little more jolly,
and a little less giant.

{big deep breath}


Sami said...

GO EVELYN!!! I am so proud of you! I will be here with you every step of the way. Are you ever going to host any kind of linky thiing for people's progress??? I'm just curious, because I'm all over this!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...


You are a rock star! You can totally do this. And I love that you're doing it with brains instead of magic quick fixes.

I was talking to a lady from church, and she said that if people would just chew their food, we would be able to eat less and drink less and be very healthy. So chew, chew, chew! I'm doing it!

And my doc said that as soon as my legs feel ok again I'm ok to exercise. Which kind of scares the crap out of me because I can't stop thinking about that device in my heart slipping out of place. Anyway, I'm going to start that jump rope thing sometime this week, (I hope), and maybe some running. I'm in it with ya, sister!

Amy said...

Yay! Good for you. I am putting off the exercise, healthy eating, etc until I move. I probably shouldn't but I am going to anyway. But THEN! I will be here with you. You can do it! I am so excited for you. Bountiful Baskets rock, and you will be so much happier by eating healthfully.

MiMi said...

You GO girl! You have girl balls. I could never post my weight. I would die. I'm TOO fat. TOOO TOOO fat. I'll be excited to be on this journey with you. As you know, I'm on it too. UGH.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Good luck! Go go girl! Even though that phrase has already been used. :D

Crystal/Scott/Charlie said...

Yay Evelyn! I'm excited to hear about your journey!

K Lind said...

You go girl! I'm excited for you!

Impulsive Addict said...

You can do this girl!! I'm doing Couch 25K right now and if I can do it, anybody can!

So, tell me about this Bountifl Baskets. You've peaked my interest.

Myya said...

Go you!!! I printed that same thing off the internet back in january, never did anything with it though. Finally a week ago I got a treadmill. I am trying, I have now been on the treadmill almost every night since I got it. Man, I hope I stick with it I need to lose so that i can play with my kids without being winded.

Jodi said...

Ditto all the above comments!

Lisa said...

Hey beautiful! I hippie you get this comment. I'm re reading your blog. I've hit rock bottom and need to know there's someone out there who can do the impossible, and today YOU are that someone. Reading this first blog?? I swear you're telling my story. I'm 30, mom of 4, and my weight is almost exactly the same. So, here I go again... Just wanted to let you know you're still inspiring me.