Good Evening everyone! I'm new here (obviously). I wrote on the Bio post but just wanted to give a little more info more info about my goals and why I'm here. I need support. I tried Weight Watchers, but I didn't like going to meetings. I am much more an online person, but I need people to be accountable to who understand and relate to my struggles.
I have dieted so many times, only to give up and gain back more each time. This week I feel like its different. I started on Monday. I just want to feel better. I'm tired of being fat and running out of energy. I'm tired of my knees and back hurting, and I'm tired of being judged for my weight. I miss playing softball. I want to get on an airplane without the looks of disgust from people hoping that they aren't stuck sitting next to the fat lady.
I have a brand new nephew, just a few weeks old and I never want him to be embarrassed of me. I want to take him to do all the fun things that my aunts used to do with me. I also want to try snowboarding with my husband,and be able to fit in a snow suit that I don't have to special order. I want my ankles to fit in our wakeboard so I can try that too.
My husband is very supportive but he has the metabolism of my dreams and a sweet tooth that could only be satisfied in a place like Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. So while he says all the right things, getting him to skip dessert or keep the sweets out of the house isn't always the easiest. He is the ultimate enabler, and I have pretty bad will power. We are both working on those things though.
I'm an emotional eater, I eat when I'm mad, sad, happy, well yea, I pretty much just eat. I have decided that my focus is going to be on portion control and calorie counting. We have an elliptical in our house that up until now has been used more for a laundry drying rack than a piece of exercise equipment.
But here I am, ready to change. This week has gone surprisingly well. I am tracking my food on my fitness pal and I have done the elliptical every day so far, except today but I'm on it after this post! I've been doing 10-15 minutes a day this week, and plan on building up from there. I'm trying not to weigh in till Monday so that I won't be tempted to slack off this weekend. Weekends are hardest for me. With my work and school schedule during the week, I can keep myself pretty regimented.
Well now I guess I have rambled long enough! Hope to get to know some of you here soon.
Thanks for reading,
Starting Weight 313
Goal by Memorial Day Lake House Trip with Friends: 290
Goal by November trip to the Caribbean: 250