I stepped on the scale last week while I was getting blood work done for insurance purposes, and it was worse than I had feared. 216, the most I have ever weighed in my entire life. I knew I had gained. My clothes didn’t fit nearly as well as they had last summer, but I had no idea I had gained THAT much. We don’t own a scale so weighing in isn’t something I ever do. But I knew. Despite my husband reiterating how much he adores the way I look, I was starting to get down on myself about my weight. A co-worker and I talk regularly about starting a diet. But we never start.
Until now. I am ready. I will do this.
Weight has always been an issue for me. In high school, I was a three sport athlete. Despite that, I was still on the curvy side. I was never smaller than a size 8, and having friends that were super skinny always made it worse. I felt fat MOST of the time, even though now I find that totally idiotic. Once I graduated high school and was no longer playing ball, I gained the typical freshman fifteen. Then I had a baby and gained a little more. And it kept adding and adding until I’ve reached this terribly high number. Did I mention I’m only 5’4”? In addition to weighing too much, my cholesterol numbers are teetering on the high side. Woohoo!
So, it is time. It is time to fix my problem in the kitchen. It is time to get active again. It is time to get to where I NEED to be.
This journey will not be a highlight of this site, but I will post occational updates in order to be held accountable. If you would like to join me on this journey and need an accountability partner, please feel free to email me.
I already have a health program picked out. It is one I have had great success with in the past. It is called HealthPointe and if you would like more information on this program, I will be more than happy to set you up with my program provider.