Friday, November 30, 2007

Mission Impossible

Go ahead take a second and hum the theme song in your head...

(dum, dum, dum-dum, dum, dum...)

You can't help it, can you? Funny, but not the point of this post. The actual point? I have decided to do the impossible! Well, to try to do the impossible. In the season of sweets, treats, and gluttony in the name of Christmas cheer I, Amie Sexton, being of feeble mind and somewhat disproportionate body, do hereby and not withstanding solemnly make known my intentions by means of declaration to be administered on this 30th day of November 2007; thus and such and so forth, yadda, lose 6 pounds by Christmas Day.

Yeah, yeah, I see you rolling your eyes and scoffing my efforts but I will not be deterred. Here are my reasons for insanity.

1. The mirror. 'Nuf said.

2. The Biggest Loser -I LOVE this show! Tim and I watch it every week and it inspires me. It inspires Tim, too, in his own special way. He can't seem to watch it without suddenly craving a bedtime snack. Bizarre, I know. He's watched an entire episode while downing Hershey kisses that are lovingly tucked inside marshmallows. Gives new meaning to the show title. =)

So why 6 pounds? Hmmmm. Because five seemed blase and 10 seemed unrealistic. But six feels just right. The Biggest Loser people are dropping 6 lbs in a week -never mind the 24 hour gym access and personal trainers. I won't be discouraged by reality. Speaking of reality, a big shout out to Michelle Woolverton. I wasn't expecting to bump into my conscience in the WalMart aisle but there it was, embodied by Miss "state the obvious". I had just reached up and grabbed two (yes two) 1/2 pound bars of Hershey's milk chocolate. I tried to explain: "I know myself well enough to know that I need an out, of sorts. Just a little treat to keep me from over indulging." With eyebrow raised, Michelle said "and that's why you need two of them?"

Just between us, I never really liked those Woolverton's. ;-)

I give you all permission to hold me accountable for the next four weeks. You can ask me the hard questions (i.e. Did you exercise today? Have you already eaten the entire Hershey bar? etc.). And I will try to keep you posted on my progress.

My starting weight is ... 125 lbs! You didn't really expect me to give you my REAL weight, did you? Heck no! But this pretend weight will do for our purposes. Wish me luck and supernatural self-control. Say it with me: sweet potato pie is of the devil...pumpkin pie is bad...cheesecake'm gonna have to pray about that one.


tara said...

ou kapab fe sa!!!!!

did you excercise today?

The Sexton Crew said...

Encouragement in Kreyol -thank you! And uh, well, no. Unless standing in the cold waiting for my kids to walk by in the Christmas parade counts. I may have shivered off a few calories. Tomorrow will likely be a wash, too. Whoohoo. I'm off to a great start. grrrr.

Anonymous said...


This time of year is way too hard to lose weight!! I am trying myself but I seem to be gaining instead of losing!!!

I hope to start working out and really dieting the first of the year......want to join me then???


The Millenders said...

Funny, just a week ago you chided me for the same goal (except mine was technically 9 pounds). I was hoping this stomach thing I've got going would help out. If it does, maybe I'll share!

Why is today a wash? Is the Sunday nap going to pre-empt the exercise?

The Sexton Crew said...

Ron -keep your stomach flu please, I'm not that desparate...yet. Sunday nap takes precedent over EVERYTHING! =)

Karla -tell you what, I'll keep at it and STILL join you at the first of the year. Trust me the six pounds is just the start not the end goal. There's plenty more to lose for the New Year.

dmcan said...

Yea, yea....I get the point. I can be encouraging too....ummm, take one small bite of that chocolate at a time, wouldn't want you to gag on it. blog mentions you too, although maybe a little more lovingly!

You go girl - lose that weight!

The Sexton Crew said...

Ha -sorry Michelle! I guess the sarcasm kicks into overdrive when I'm defending my addiction to chocolate. :) Nothin' but love for you guys. And yes, I will try to pace myself on the Hershey's.

Heather said...

Obviously I'm not an expert (see Pastor Ryan for more suggestions who will probably suggest the usual lots of water, exercise and to stop eating after 7pm) but since I've been aware of the 12 pounds I gained teaching special ed. high schoolers last fall, here are my suggestions having lost 9 of those pounds (granted it's taken a year... and Amie, stop rolling your eyes at the thought of me losing weight!) 1. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning, and only first thing in the morning (that should take off at least 2 pounds). 2. When you weigh yourself first thing in the morning, do it naked (another 1 pound). 3. If you're still not satisfied, breathe out the air in your lungs and hold your lack of breathe while you're on the scale (minus pounds depend upon how much you breathe out). 4. Never weigh yourself wet unless it counts as your starting weight. 5. Sometimes I close my eyes for a moment on the scale to prevent the short-lived ectasy of thinking I lost weight while the scale continues to add up the pounds...

There you have it. Heather's tried and true methods. I probably should copyright them or something, but for your benefit I'll throw my ideas out there on the world wide web.

dmcan said...

Like you said on my blog tho...wouldn't it be great if we could just live on chocolate alone? Wish that was completely healthy....esp. while I'm sitting here eating homemade tortillas and hummus...not bad, but the chocolate sitting in my freezer would be tastier right now I think ;)

nancy said...

Just take the money out of your savings account, go get lipo and you can continue eating. Why suffer through dieting and exercise? Quick, easy and mostly pain free. (so I'm assuming, never tried it myself, though if I win the lottery, which I don't actually play, that's the first thing on my list. That and a tummy tuck.) If I win I'll treat you if you don't want to spend all your money