I have been reading these forums for a long time (through countless failed "Phase One"'s and a million "I'll start next week."'s) and this weekend was a weekend that made me step back and realize that my weight is getting out of control. This weekend I actually ate so much I got sick and then today when I was feeling a little better I ate more and made myself sick again. Since I have gained these 50 pounds ( the past 3 or so years) I have been letting my eating habbits run wild. It made me realize that I am letting food decide my moods and feelings and it scared me. I don't know if South Beach is the diet for me but I am ready to give it a serious try and not quit after 3 days or 4 days or 6 or 10.
It scares me how much I let food control me and how I live and I need to stop before I make myself unhealthy or damage myself beyond repair. Right now, diet and excercise can help me and I need to make a serious effort before my bloodpresure and cholesterol shoot through the roof (moreso than it is now..
So, tomorrow I will start Phase I and I will try my damndest and I will do it for me. I work with children (6 weeks to 7 years) and I need to keep up with them and keep up with my friends and family. I am 24 and I don't want to be the one who always starts walking first or always has to push the bike up the hill or the first one to get pelted with every color of the rainbow in paintball. I want to be a better me and I would really love to get to know you ladies and gents and maybe even share success (I hope!).
I hope I haven't bored anyone to tears and I really hope to make some friends here and lose weight and be a better me.