Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bring it on - Weight Watchers

Yes, the ugly truth is my weight has gotten out of hand.....actually I let it go crazy! I'm not sure why. Yes, I have a couple of hormone issues that make it a little harder to keep weight off, but really, so what? That's just an excuse. My hormones are stablized periodically so why don't I lose weight then. What happened to my motivation? Do you know that I have run in various races, a half-marathon and a full marathon in 2005 (and I finished)? What went wrong? I could name excuse after excuse - kids, family, work, lack of energy, other commitments, yada, yada, yada and the excuses go on and on. But ultimately, it's my responsiblity. And I just simply let it go. My health was not a priority and I let every other thing in my life take priority. Now I'm living with Diabetes and High blood pressure - that's my life. Really? Me? The one who said that I would not become an overweight mom/wife like so many do? Yep, it's me. I'm tired of it; embarrassed to go anywhere, uncomfortable in my skin and F.O.R.G.E.T. clothes shopping!

So, I'm taking charge again, becoming responsible for my health again. I joined Weight Watchers last night to help me gain some control again. My weight loss goal is very intimidating. I can't even really think of it. They do a 5% goal and a 10% goal. Those intimidate me as well. So I am focusing on the 5 lbs. they talk about. That seems obtainable to me at this point. The thing with WW is that it is slow going. My mind wants FAST results - 50 lbs by next week please! and then of course I would gain 60 back, anyone know what I mean? So, if you're a reader of my blog you get to join my journey-hopefully you won't get too bored.

I wish I was confident enough to put a picture of myself up to show the "before" but you will just have to look at our family picture to get an idea-sorry. I think I will put one up at the end to show before and after. I will do a weekly weigh-in and post that-no matter what-even if I gain that week (Please NO!) - oh, and to clarify-it will be pounds lost or gained, not my actual weight-HA - no way!!

This is another form of accountability for me. Several of my friends joined with me and they will be my other "accountability" partners. Anybody want to join with me and report their weight-loss journey to better health and living longer for our children? My exercise goal right now is to do something 3 x per week. I know it's not much but it's a goal for now. I will increase it and certainly if I do more now, well, that's just icing on the cake (which I will not be eating right now!)

So, wish me luck and a strong will!


Liz said...

You can do it Lauree!!!

(and maybe one day I'll do it, too!)

Kelly Joy said...

You can do it!.. My mother and I started dieting last week and it has been a struggle but after the first few days it started to get easier! One quote I HAVE to keep in mind is "if it's not from the ground or doesn't have a mother don't eat it.." (I am a big snack food junkie so it is difficult.) Good Luck to you!

Raegan said...

Good for you! I think you are well on your way having such a healthy perspective on why you're do this for yourself, your health and your family!