As she said, there's nothing like sharing your weight with the world to make you kick it into overdrive to make real, lasting changes!
For me, it's not just a number on the scale. I have been obsessed with my weight all my adult life. As a teenager, I never really had a weight problem. I didn't have to worry about what I ate. I could basically eat anything, anytime and I stayed pretty much the same weight.
Once I had children all that changed. I had to start that endless diet and exercise cycle. Finally in the late 1990's I started getting up early in the morning and running and the weight just started falling off! I kept it off for several years too, but then in March 2001 I had a hysterectomy. In April 2001 I had a stroke and in June 2001 the company I was working for went bankrupt and I lost my job. A lot of major things to happen in a short period of time. With the combination of the hysterectomy and stroke I was put on a lot of medication. Slowly the weight started coming back on.
When I was finally given the go ahead I started running again, but this time the weight wasn't falling off. I tried diet after diet. Nothing seemed to work like before. Then I just gave up and the weight just kept creeping on.
I am going to post a picture of my weight. The last time I weighed this much I had a 10 pound baby in my belly!!! I don't have that excuse now. Here it is:
I am going to give myself small goals to accomplish each week. I'm starting out small so I won't feel overwhelmed and give up!
My first goal is to bring my lunch every day to work and actually eat it. I will allow myself to go out once a week only.
I hope you come back next Sunday and find out how I'm doing.