Why? Why do we do it to ourselves. More importantly, why do I do it to myself? I decide I need to start eating healthier (and exercise, and lose weight…), thus the internal bargaining starts; I’ll start on Monday, or I’ll start after Christmas, or I’ll start on January 1.
Why not start TODAY?
I mean, this is my LIFE I’m talking about. My health. My longevity. Is it worth it to put a few more pounds on so that I can have a set day to start?
The short answer to that question is NO! It’s not worth it.
I literally CAN NOT keep doing this to myself.
So - it starts today. Pretty or not.
A start is a start. And this start has an end in mind. And, one year from now, I’ll be glad that I started today!
I started trying to lose weight back in 2007. At that time I weighed around 235 pounds. My highest weight ever on record was in 2006, 262 pounds.
So, over the next two years, I lost weight. In September 2009, I had gotten down to 188! That’s the lowest adult weight I’ve ever seen.
Then, it started creeping back on. Life happened. I got married and got comfortable and lazy. That brings me to today, December 8, 2012. My weight right now at 12:01 PM is, well, I have no idea because our scales are broken. Fabulous. (note to self - buy a new bathroom scale). I do know that a couple of weeks ago I weighed myself and was around 216 pounds. Frightening!
I look at my old weight loss pictures; oh the work I did and the results I got. It makes me nauseous to see how I’ve just let it all go.
SO - I’m here for a clean slate.
I have 2 children (6 and 7 years old) and God knows that I don’t want them to pick up the habits that I have and live their life being obese.
My husband has had health issues this year and he guarantees that once he gets his issues over with then he’ll do whatever I want to do to help me with losing weight. I have a feeling that it may start fights because if I’m going to succeed, he’s going to have to make sacrifices too.
BUT, in the long run - I KNOW that we will BOTH feel so much better to get weight off and get energy!!!!
And so it begins….
I will buy a scale today and report tomorrow what the damage is.