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 know...shopping 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?