In the beginning of 2004, I broke my leg and gained all of the weight back, plus some extra. Sometime after that, I started Weight Watchers Online and lost a good amount of weight and started to feel great both physically and mentally.
Then, I started to get lazy and the weight came back again and brought some new friends.
Add baby weight to that. Okay, by now, it's probably not baby weight anymore. It's all me. Grace is 14 months old now and I haven't done much to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, let alone the weight I was at the time of our wedding 7 years ago.
For me, depression is a trigger for over eating. Depending on what is making me upset will determine if I over eat or not. Really upsetting things like a lost loved one, will cause me to lose my appetite. But if I'm feeling sorry for myself for one reason or another, I'll eat.
Boredom is another thing that causes me to over eat. I'm bored a lot.
I need to be healthy. I'm turning 40 this year. My baby is just 14 months old and I would like to have another child. There's no way I could physically handle any more added weight from another pregnancy if I don't do something to lose some weight now. And fast. Let's face it, I don't have many years left for having babies!
Also, I want to be a good example for my daughter. I'm so careful with what I feed her and try to keep junk food to a minimum for her. But really how much longer can I stuff my face with unhealthy food while trying to get her to eat healthy. Sooner or later, she's gonna want what I'm eating!
While "getting lost" on the internet tonight, I saw that some other bloggers are getting together to support each other in reaching their weight loss goals. Since I can't afford to join Weight Watchers Online right now, I think joining these other ladies will help me keep on track. Being accountable to others will
I have a lot to lose. But I think if my goal seems too overwhelming, I'll chicken out. So, for me, I'll be doing a series of smaller goals. Excuse me for a moment while I go
Okay, I'm back.
It's looking like I have about 60 lbs. to lose to be where I want to be. That's a lot. Really, a lot. I'm tiny. As in short. Really. Short. So, an extra 60 lbs. is a lot to be carrying around. No wonder my knees and ankles are hurting. Well, they're hurting because of past injuries, but that added weight isn't helping at all.
Okay, that's it!
I'm going to lose it!
I'm setting my first small goal: 20 lbs.
This week, I plan on focusing on my commitment to be healthy and make healthy choices, I'll focus on being accountable to the others that are trying to lose weight this week as well, and I'll focus on drinking enough water every day. I don't drink enough water at all.
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