I guess I should go and throw that away. Hopefully one of the ravenous wolves we call teenagers in this house will have devoured it by the time I get downstairs and I wont have to deal with it. Pretty good odds on that.
Anyway, on to dieting. I am going to start today. I need to lose around 40 pounds (I think) and will be following the weight watchers plan. I will go to my first meeting this morning (this will be around my 5th first meeting). I generally have good luck with weight watchers when I am paying attention and making weight loss and getting healthy a priority. I will come back and update this post when I get home with the exact amount I need to lose.
The women in my family generally do not have any weight problems until they are in there 40's. All except me. My sisters inherited the fast metabolism, can eat what ever I want though I do have small breasts side of the families genes. However, I inherited from my fathers side. The I have to work at it but can keep it off though it is much harder now that I am 40 large bust side of the family. I hope that wasn't to much information. lol.
When I was married at the tender age of 20 I was a size 7 and weighed around 118 pounds. I am 5' 4". Within the first year of marriage I had gained 10 pounds. People commented on how nice I looked with a little extra weight on me. I think I gained around 20 pounds in the first 6 years of our marriage. I wasn't really fat, just not as slim and in shape as I had been on our wedding day.
Then something big happened. I began having children. Life got really busy. I didn't pay attention and take care of myself. I gained a lot of weight. I saw a picture of myself and wondered who that person was? Where had I gone???
Recently I decided to stop wondering and do something. Then I came across the Tales from the Scales weight loss challenge and decided to join in.
I know what I will need to do to be successful. I must make myself a priority. I must do some sort of exercise every day. I need to plan my menus and make sure the cupboards and fridge have good food in them for me to eat. I have to do these things or I will fail. Again.
I also must realize that I will have good days and bad. Good weeks and bad weeks. I must stick with it and not get to down on myself.
I need to pray. I need to partner with God in this journey. I know he wants me to succeed and he will help me if I let him. I can't do this alone. I have tried before.
The Bible tells us that our bodies are God's temple. We are to care for them, nurture them, and keep them healthy. I intend to start doing this to this best of my ability today.
I think this will be fun, challenging, exciting and I am sure discouraging and exasperating at times. I look forward to taking this journey with all of you.
To the Scales!!!
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