WOW! Didn't think I would ever do this............today is my first post on the new blog. I have thought about doing this for quite some time, but have been somewhat scared to put it out there.
First, let me say this. I have struggled with my weight my ENTIRE adult life. Lose 10 lbs., gain 15 lbs., lose 20 lbs., and then gain 25 lbs. I come from a family where we cook, and we like to eat. We're from the South - duh! :-) Food has always been a reward - not a means of gaining nutrition and full for your body! They say you can't blame who you are on your background, but I believe it certainly helps shape your life. Before you think, oh well she probably gained weight when she had children.........um NO I don't even have that excuse. No children around here.
Well I woke up on my 39th birthday this year. I had to face it - I was a size 16. Just about everything I owned didn't fit me. I could barely stand to look at my body when I got out of the shower and lotioned up every day. I had no IDEA how much I actually weighed, and was scared to look. I decided THIS would be the year. I would NOT turn 40 overweight!!! I didn't want to be winded going up 16 stairs! I was sick of having all those gorgeous clothes and not being able to wear them! So I went to dinner with my family, had a great meal. Woke up the next morning and started trying to change my life.
I'm not going to lie - it's HARD. Some days are good, it's pretty easy to exercise and eat right. Some days are awful hard, and I fall off the wagon and feel discouraged. But next August is right around the corner, and I want to be a size 6 when it gets here. I could care less about the number on the scale. I really don't weigh myself very often. I did weigh yesterday and so far I've lost 20 lbs. Join me as I try to lose the next 20!