I’m Sarah. I’m fat. I don’t see the sense in trying to pretty that statement up. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t the truth. I don’t particularly suffer from low self-esteem. I think that’s part of my problem. If I were less confident about my appearance I might be more inclined to do something about it. I’m comfortable and complacent at the weight I’m at. I’ve grown accustomed to it.
So why am I dieting now? Because I was at work a week ago and walked down one set of stairs, out the building, across a parking lot, into another building, up another set of stairs, to my desk and THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE OF A HEART ATTACK! I couldn’t catch my breath. As I sat at my desk wheezing and sweating, I decided it might be time to do something about this extra 75 pounds I’m carrying around.
As if by magic, a Groupon appeared in my inbox for a weight loss program. I’m not sure I’m ready to say which one, but I will say that it doesn’t involve shots or pills or anything artificial. I’m not into that. It’s a regular diet type of thing. I decided it was a sign and clicked on the “buy” icon.
I started on Monday, May 13th. My butt naked weight that day was 242.6 pounds (I’m 5 feet 7.5 inches). This diet starts you out on a fruit only detox for three days before you start the normal diet. It is day two and I’m eating my fruit. I also took a bike ride for good measure last night. 4.6 miles according to MapMyRide. I don’t weigh in until day four.
It’s a good start. Now I just have to keep it up for the next year or so. Sigh… it’s hard not to be discouraged by that.