Saturday, April 3, 2010

Operation Get Healthy (OGH)

So today began Operation Get Healthy!

I have no goal weight in mind...really I don't want to focus on it too much...but my starting weight is 193.0. Yep that's right...I just typed out my weight for the world to see. I weigh more than my husband...about 40 lbs more! That is sad. And depressing. But that is going to change.

Last night we went to Sake, a sushi restaurant in Jacksonville. I had a glass of Japanese plum wine and BJ and I shared two rolls and an order of sashimi. And we tried eel for the first time. (For the record...I will not be eating that again!) Oh and I cannot forget the sake and green tea ice cream. It was all so delish...well except for the eel. During dinner we were talking about our next steps and how we wanted to proceed. That lead to the discussion of how I wanted to be able to get in shape. I wanted to start running...with a goal of running a 5K at some point. If we cycle in June, that gives me about 2 months to get healthy...August gives me 4 months. We made the decision to cycle in August...I want to be healthy and have a healthy pregnancy.

So we went to a sporting goods store after dinner and I got fitted for my first pair of running shoes! And today we went for our first run...2 miles. I did not run the whole time but I can say now (about 1 1/2 hours later!) that I feel good. I am also going to get my big ol' butt to the gym on base...might as well take advantage of those perks of being in the Navy! They offer some classes during the week and I thought it might be fun to try some out and help build my stamina. Hopefully I will find some fun classes and some of my new girlfriends here will want to join me...hint, hint. ;)

So the plan for the weekend (yay a long one for BJ!) is to get some flowers for the planters and beds. Do some grocery shopping for healthy foods. Go get a second chaise lounger for the backyard and a small table for in between. (We have one lounger that we just got for me but the hubs likes it so we need one for him!) I hope everyone has a great weekend and a wonderful Easter....I understand that my family is thinking of having an adult Easter hunt. No bottles of alcohol instead! God, I miss being home!


LilPeach said...

Sounds like you've got a really good plan! For the record, I weighed this morning also...219...I was 236 when I was out there visiting you in February. I did it from just walking and doing my PT exercises for my shoulders and, of course,eating healthy. So your chances of success will be awesome! You go, girl!

Jen said...

I just started a home DVD - "30 day shred." Funny thing - it came highly recommended by men! It is a 20 min. workout that is really awesome - only I had these great plans to do it for 30 consecutive days but I am not holding myself accountable. I made it 4 days in a row and have made excuses - school work, company, house work, eating... :) But I figure as long as I don't quit trying I will not fail and eventually I too can drop the necessary pounds. I have to lose 25 for the Navy - so that lets you know what I weigh!

Good luck - this will be a good focus for you!

C and M said...

Just catching up and I'm so, so sorry about your bfn. I hope you enjoy the break, your new healthy plan, and have absolute success with your next cycle. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Aly said...

I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say...
I applaud you on announcing your weight to the world. I am not nearly that brave yet. However, I do weigh more than my husband though, so I know all about how that feels. I agree with the previous commenter about the 30 day shred. I have been doing it recently and it is a real smoker, but totally manageable.

I am very sorry to hear about your BFN. Best of luck with your next cycle.

Scottie Mom said...

Good luck with OGH!

I have been stalking your blog and was wondering if you were in JAX...we are stationed there as well and doing the fertility thing.

The Wife said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

Jen and Aly - I have been thinking about getting the 30 Day Shred. A friend here has it and she likes it.

Christina - Thanks for checking in on me...I really do miss all of my Central PA girls.

Scottie Mom - I would love to get together if you want...we are in Jacksonville, NC. IF has been an interesting journey for us and being military makes it even more of a challenge. You can email me at susanne12073 @