Good evening everyone,
I just joined this site last night and am trying to get my feet wet here. My name is Sam and I have about 170 lbs to lose. I know it is not going to happen over night and I feel like I have finally come to grips with taking the slow and steady race so that I can make subtle changes and change my life for the better and keep the weight off.
I have been overweight/obese since I was a little girl. I have tried every diet known out there and though some of them I did have some success with, the results never lasted. I am now nearing my 30s, have high blood pressure, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and I know if I don't try to do anything now, it is just going to get harder for me to lose the weight. I don't want to be on medication for HBP and I want to get control of my hormones and hopefully one day in the future have children. It kills me that I may not be able to conceive because a baby is what I want more than anything. My doctor has told me losing weight will help with the PCOS so I know I HAVE to do this. Not only to have these opportunities but to also feel better in my own skin.
I am slowly moving into a whole foods diet ad making small changes one at a time so that I don't feel like I am deprived and that I will keep the changes and feel better about what I'm doing. I know it may take more time to lose the weight I need, but I feel the changes will be more permanent if I do it this way.
My husband is also over weight and is in far worse health than myself. I really worry about him and I'm hoping that if I start making little changes maybe it will inspire him to do the same. He is almost 33 years old and heart attacks run in his family. I don't want to lose him so i have to do this to save the both of us.
I'm really excited to meet new people and friends to help motivate me. I look forward to hearing from you all <3