I have been keeping up with my weight loss (or gain or stay the same) since 2006. In 2006 I weighed 238 - my highest ever!! I proceeded to lose 70 pounds with the help of diet pills. But I knew I could not keep taking them forever so I stopped them and my appetite returned like a vengeance!! I gained back about 30 pounds so I am currently at a 41 pound weight loss. I started running in 2009 thinking that would help me lose weight but at no time did I change my eating habits - at least not for very long. So - to make a long story short - I am been staying the same, give or take 10 pounds, for about 3 years. And I am sick of it.
I have run numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, and 4 half marathons and I am not fast but I do finish them. I have been killing myself trying to run faster and I have improved a little bit. On most days I am happy just to be out there and able to move. But I want MORE! I want to be faster, finish quicker, make new PRs and I know I can't do that without weight loss. So that is where I stand today. I have the exercise and running down pat. I can do that - no problem. It's the food I struggle with but I am about to change that. Don't get me wrong - I am sure it will still be a struggle but I feel I am worth it and I want it really bad. I am tired of being the "fat" woman. I am tired of my back hurting, although not too bad, but mainly I just want to be
So - my long story is turning out long instead of short. Sorry, I will finish it up. So TODAY is day 1 of my healthy lifestyle. I am going to lose around 50 pounds. And I need YOUR HELP. Please read my blog and if you feel lead to, please comment and encourage me. If you have any pointers you could give me that would be nice. After years of being in recovery one thing I do know - conquering any addiction or problem is a lot easier with others along side me! So I plan to post my weigh-ins each week, maybe some of what I am eating, and of course my exercise. So here goes -
Weight today - 197.3
Weight goal - 140
Pounds lost - 0
Today and yesterday I worked with my trainer Curtis and my friend Almedia in the park. It was a hard workout. He is helping me to run faster. And we are going to begin weight lifting tomorrow. I am super excited about that. I have always wanted to try weight lifting.
So, if you will notice my weight tracker above, I have started over. I am not counting the 41 pounds I have already lost. I am starting at 0 lost and will work from there. It's really humbling to do that. I want everyone to see that I have lost 41 pounds!! But as long as it says that, I get comfortable and prideful and don't do very well at weight loss. Yes, I have lost some weight and I am pound of that but I still have 50 pounds to go. So I am not the finished product yet.
I am sure I will have good days and bad days but please bear with me. I am not perfect and I am looking for progress not perfection.
It's time for a change...