I just wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce myself.
I am a 26 year old mother of 2 girls who are 5 and 6 years old. I'm happily married and a stay at home mom.
I've always been "chubby" since a child. My weight never bothered me much as I was just chubby and everyone thought it was cute.
But now, as I am getting older the weight has slowly snuck up on me and I am getting heavier and heavier. I was actually (may still be) in some sort of denial that I am FAT. Part of me tries to ignore the last 70-80 pounds I put on. I still think of myself as weighing 160 instead of 240. And then I see the photos of myself and it hits home.
I've never really attempted to diet or exercise seriously in my life. So, this will be a new one for me. The reason why I decided it has to be now or never is because of my recent doctor visits. I've developed high blood pressure due to the obesity. Also I have a load of other complaints I won't bore you with but, almost all due to being overweight.
So, mostly I have to lose weight for my health and of course because I want to. From my current weight to my goal weight it is exactly 100 pounds.
I'm taking it in little steps though. Like 10 pound steps probably.
I already know the main things I have to work on that will more than likely get me started on losing weight.
One is exercise. I am a major computer addicted person and will easily spend my whole day on the internet, inbetween taking care of the kids.
I have a social phobia (taking meds for it) that prevents me from getting out and walking as much as I would like to. So, I guess I will buy myself a treadmill and walk inside.
Another huge hang-up of mine is not eating junk food but, drinking gallons of sugary drinks like iced tea. I'm not exaggerating here..I think I consume easily 2 gallons of it a day. It is my weakness. I will have to force myself to switch to water or something. It will be really hard for me.
I also don't own a scale. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing? I have access to one every 2 weeks but, I am wondering if I should buy one of my own?
I hope this site will give me some inspiration to get my butt up and start doing something. Because I really need to.
Thanks for letting me say Hi and introducing myself. I hope I will make a lot of nice friends here!