This is my first blog post ever. My plan is to document the course of losing 100 lbs. over the course of the next year, or longer. In this blog, I plan to be brutally honest about my feelings, motivations and potential failings. I am starting to write now in early December 2012 because I am starting to lay strategies in place and working to get my mind right for the big day of beginning a total life style change. I welcome readers' encouragement and good ideas. Join with me if you like, but no whining allowed.
To introduce myself, I am a 55 year old woman of God. I am 5'9"tall and weigh approximately 320 lbs. I have been overweight since I had three children in my early twenties with the weight progressively increasing even until now. I have tried to lose weight intermittently, the most successful recent effort occurring in 2006 when I lost 60 lbs for my son's wedding by following a Weight Watcher's most restrictive diet plan, primarily chicken breast, veggies and brown rice, and riding my bike. After the wedding, the weight came right back.
In a future post, I will address some of the issues that contribute to my obesity, but today I would like to focus on positive reasons for goal setting at this time.
A. I successfully quit smoking on January 1, 2007 so I feel that January 1 is a success day for me.
B. I desperately want to look better. Honestly, that is more important to me than my health.
C. I want to run and play full tilt with my six exceptional granddaughters.
I anticipate the same issues with this program as the normal person would have. I am a busy person, working as a textile artist from my home (http://www.etsy.com/shop/lydiaproject). I like to eat, especially fats and starches and cheese. Not so much on the sweets. My eating schedule is very irratic. I do not exercise at all, unless you consider the one block I had to walk this morning from a parking place to a meeting which really irritated me.
That's enough for day. If you come from the outside world to read this and it strikes a chord, please leave a brief message so I know you are there and I can pray for you.