I’ve been debating writing about this or not on my blog. This is a place where I mainly write about my profession, but I believe it’s okay to remind people that I’m human too. My life is full of ups and downs just like every person out there, and why not not share a few of those with you.
I have always struggled with my weight. There were a few years in college where I was looking pretty good, sadly because I was too busy to eat. My overweight problem all boils down to my love of food. I.love.food. Especially good tasting, fattening, caloric food. I also love Coke. It’s safe to say I’m addicted. McDonald’s has the best tasting Coke out there and those golden arches call my name everyday.
Over the years I’ve been up and down, but mainly up. I’ve tried programs like Weight Watchers (more times than I care to admit), Atkins, and My Fitness Pal. All really great ways to get healthy but most I have ever lost on any of them is 20 pounds. Well, I’ve let my weight creep up over the years to the point where I need to lose 60 pounds. That number sounds intimidating. But I know it’s possible. How do you eat an elephant? One bite (pound) at a time.
My motivation? Where do I start….I am sick of being a size 16. I am sick of dealing with Asthma. I’m sick of waking up tired. I’m sick of being a bad example to my girls. I am sick of being uncomfortable in my clothes. I am sick of my back hurting. I am sick of feeling unhealthy. I am sick of not wearing my wedding ring. I’m sick of food controlling me. But most importantly, I am sick of not loving myself, which is the basis for everything! To truly begin loving ourselves, we need to be healthy inside and out. There are a lot of skinny unhealthy people out there. I wrote down a list of why I need to lose weight and this is what I came up with in 10 minutes.
Recently I took a trip with my two sisters. We went to Disneyworld and had a great time. As pictures of us were being taken I looked at them and in my mind all I could say was, “Oh, crap. That is what I look like?” I knew I had to do something.
So, my journey begins, but this time I want it to be different. I want it to be permanent. I want it to last forever. I’m so ready.
My Aunt Sallie, who I love and adore, has had major success with a program. When I heard about it, I was intrigued. My parents have also been on it for a few weeks and already having success. After giving it some thought, I decided to give it a go. It’s called Take Shape for Life. I eat 5 mini meals a day and one lean and green. Once I reach my goal weight, there is a transition and maintenance program. I’m on day 5 right now and loving it. I’m also reading the book by Dr. A and understanding that this is not only a body makeover, but a mental makeover. Just what I need. I’m learning so much. My Aunt is my Coach and I feel like I’m getting so much support through her and online. I will be posting updates to help me with accountability and because don’t we all love a good journey?! Especially a weightloss journey.
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