Monday, July 25, 2011

First post - why am I here?

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
The reason I decided to start this blog is because I'm eating too much, and I need to find something to do other than eat!

When I was 26, I was 320lbs.  It shouldn't have been surprised to get that big, I ate terribly. 
When I was diagnosed with bursitis in my hips, arthritis in my knees, and told my feet had gone flat because of the excess weight, I decided to do something about it before I completely ruined by body.
So I started following a low carb diet. 


I dropped 75lbs in four months!  And in the next six months I lost another 35.
I hovered at 207lbs and was a secure size 16 for 13 years!!

But now....
I turned 40 this year.  And have gained back 20lbs.  TWENTY POUNDS! 
Now I'm hovering around 227, and my clothes look terrible (those I can actually put on), I have a huge muffin top, and I'm missing the summer because I'm hiding inside my house.This sucks.

I sat down last night and decided I would make a list of things to do instead of eating.  Starting a blog was not on my list last night, but it sure seemed right this morning!  So, here I am. 

Other things on my list so far:
  • Read a book
  • Weed the garden
  • Call a friend
  • Repaper the kitchen shelves
  • Vacuum the stairs
  • Re-caulk the bathtub
  • Go to the gym
  • Leave the kitchen
So, today is the start.  It's time to start finding things to do other than eating.  Wish me luck!!

7/25/11 - todays weight 229

1 comment:

  1. Add to your list : Read a health blog!
    There are so many great ones, and it can be so inspirational to read other's success stories or even struggles. We're all in this together, so get all the help you can from other people in this online community!