Welcome to my FIRST BLOG and thank you for stopping to check it out! I’m starting this blog because I’m beginning a new weight loss journey and I was told that it would be good to journal throughout the process. I figure if I’m going to be writing about this process I should make it public so I can, hopefully, help someone else on their journey! I started my weight loss program on February 12th 2013. I have been thinking about losing weight for years but finally took the plunge when I went to a consultation at Midwest Weight Control (similar to Ideal Protein). This was the most terrifying thing that I have ever done and I’ve been through a lot of SHIT throughout my 25 years of life. However, for some reason walking in and admitting that I need someone to help me accomplish this goal was petrifying! I was so embarrassed and scared that I just wanted to cry and run out of the building but I stayed. I stayed because I know that if I don’t do something SOON, I’m going to die. I’m 25 and I weigh 305 pounds (my heaviest I’ve ever weighed). I know all the health problems associated with my weight and I’m really starting to feel the weight gain. I noticed it first when I had trouble walking a block and a half to get from my car to my class. It increasingly got more noticeable when I wasn’t fitting into my clothes anymore and I had a hard time walking when I first get up in the morning. So far I’m 4 days into my lifestyle change and I’m doing very well! I did cheat a little bit today and had a very small amount of corn (not supposed to eat corn because it’s starchy). However, this is the longest that I’ve ever lasted on a diet and I feel hopeful that I’ll reach my goal of weighing 185 pounds! I struggle everyday because I am changing a lifetime of SHITTY eating habits but I know that if I chose to do this I CAN and WILL!I’ll keep everyone posted on what my status is on my weight loss journey as well as wedding planning, school and my CRAZY family!