Saturday, May 2, 2015

Why start this blog?

Well.  Where do I start?

I've struggled with my weight for so many years.  Yes, I've managed to lose the excess weight several times as an adult.  Looking back now, I always seemed to think that those "diets" were temporary.  Just get to my goal weight, then slowly I would return to my old eating habits.  Of course, the weight slowly came back.

I didn't like the way I looked , nor the way clothes looked on me.  Of course, shopping for clothing was NOT fun.  You in the "Plus" sizes.  I would look around and see such cute clothing in the misses departments.

Then, there was the way I felt.  Looking around a room to see if I was the heaviest one there.  Wondering what people thought when they met me.  The weight also restricted me from doing the things I wanted to do.  Not to mention my health.  I was on a prescription for hypertension and another for an under-active thyroid.

And here's something I've shared only with my husband (who has loved me, no matter what size I was!).  So many mornings I would wake up and think "what if I could just wake up one morning and all those extra pounds would be gone".  No...they were not gone.

After several years of trying to talk myself into "dieting" again, I decided to really do my research and learn how to change my lifestyle.  No dieting.  I wanted and had to make really big changes to the way I think about eating, what I eat and I had to get moving.  Eat and move like my life depended on it...because it does.  I now know that these changes are for the rest of my life.

It's not a diet.  It's my life.  And it feels so GOOD to have taken charge of my life, finally!

On this blog I'll be sharing how I started making changes in my life to get to where I am now and I'll share some of what I've learned (so far) and of course, I'm still learning.  I'll also share some of my favorite recipes.

A lot of friends and family have asked why I made these changes and how I've done it.  So, I'll be answering those questions.  After all, that's the reason I started this blog.  Just last week, one of my co-workers told me that I should write about what I've learned and how I've gotten healthy.  That was when I began to consider starting this blog.

And so it begins.  Oh, isn't that a dramatic ending to a blog post?


  1. Reading the first part of your post I could add my name and say it was me. lol However, I have not taken control of my life. I am anxious to learn your secrets and hopefully they will help me too. So happy for you!

  2. Proud of you for sharing your journey with us. I am sure we can all learn something from you! Thank you! I will be following you!

  3. This is such a wonderful idea Susie!! Can't wait to continue reading...and best of luck!!