Thursday, January 8, 2015

A New Healthier Me

I have always been a bit heavier then I should be. Always making excuses as to why I can't lose weight. I don't have enough time or I can start tomorrow. I'm tired of making excuses for myself. So I am taking the step to try to lose weight and better myself! I am writing this blog so that I can keep track of my progress and maybe encourage others to do the same!

I had a wake up call about a month ago when I was applying for life insurance. They came out and did a physical and blood work. The normal stuff that everyone has to go through when getting insurance for the first time. When I got the results I was pretty shocked. I thought for sure I was in pretty good shape at 38 years old. I was completely blown away. My levels were way off and they stated that I was on my way to a heart attack or stroke. I'm 38, this doesn't happen to people until they get old....well let me tell you, that is NOT the truth. I was approved for the policy but my rates were jacked up almost to the point I didn't take the policy at all. That, my friends will get anyone motivated.

I also have three children and a grand daughter that I would like to stick around for...well my husband too! :P

So what have I done so far to get my butt in gear? Well I joined the Biggest Loser at work. What more motivation does someone need then to win money right? I also downloaded a few apps to keep track of my eating habits and track the progress I make with workouts. Some great ones are My Fitness Pal, Noom Coach, Noom walk, and Map My Walk! You can find these apps for your iphone or android on google play.

So i'm sure a lot of you are wondering, well just how fat is she? lol My start weight is 176. I have been slowly working in a routine of walking. So far this week i've walked 7.5 miles more then what I would normally walk in a week. Now I know that doesn't sound like a lot but for me it felt like a mountain. But I did it and I pushed myself to go further every time I walked!

So now comes the brave part of my blog. I am scared as all get out to do this but it has to be done.... I am going to post my before pictures....Now I am only in my bra and pants so if you do not want to see these, then you can kindly leave now. Honestly, this is more for me then it is for you but encouragement is ALWAYS welcome!! I will need plenty of that!!! So...here we go!

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I'm sure that there will be some rude or nasty comments but that's ok! I'm overweight and it's my fault. But I am in the process of doing something about it! That is the first step. I will update and add more pictures as my process continues and I hope by the years end I have lost at least 25 pounds!

I have already takes some steps in eating healthier and pushing myself to do more! I hope that this will encourage others to do the same!

6 comments:

  1. I feel sad that anyone would pick on you. You're just trying to do your best. I was not thinking "well how fat is she" when I was reading what you wrote. You gotta cut the negative self talk , it won't benefit you, think optimistic and uplifting thoughts. You are motivated but you need to be better to yourself, sweetheart. I'm a lot heavier than you and probably shorter. It is what it is. You are more than your body size. We all try. Love , Misty

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  2. Realizing it is the first step. Before I had children, I lost 120 lbs after a doctor I went to see for infertility said some ugly things. Well, at the time I thought it was but It really was the jolt I needed. My cousin, Dana and I had one of our many falling outs at that time and we weren't talking and she saw me at Walmart after I had lost and I remember she told me after the fact that she couldn't get over how skinny I was. That made me feel good. You can do it, just remember it was slow to come on so it'll be slow to come off.

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  3. That is awesome that you lost that much! My ideal weight is around 120-130 but i'm wanting to only lose 25 pounds for now. I think that is realistic for me! Then when I hit that goal I can push to lose a bit more! This comment is very encouraging in knowing that it can be done if I keep it up! Thank you very much for this!

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  4. There are those out there that would pick on people just to see them fail. I wrote what I did because I expect at least one person lol But it's ok I am ready for anything anyone has to say and i'm not going to let it get to me! I am determined to be here for a long time for my children and for my husband! We will be those old folks you see sitting on the porch talking to all the great grands! As for my body size, yes I am more then that but to know that I am on the track to a heart attack. I need to do something! Thank you for your words!!

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