For as long as I can remember, I've been trying to lose weight.
Throughout my childhood I've been on diet after diet, gimmick after gimmick.
I'm a pro at starting over.
I have countless "before" photos.
|My heaviest weight pre-pregnancy circa 2011|
I have zero (0) "after" photos.
Zip. Zilch. Nada.
I never made it far enough to document any "real" progress.
Back in December I started trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I told myself that I was getting a head start on my New Year's Resolutions (which we ended up putting aside after a few weeks).
At the time, I was 3 pounds heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight.
Almost 40 pounds heavier than when I graduated from college- 5.5 years before.
And my highest weight ever.
I gained, on average, a little more than 1/2 a pound every month.
It crept on so slooooowly that I didn't even notice.
Well, I'm noticing now!
My pants re a little tighter. Simple every day activities take a little more effort. My face is rounder.
All gradual changes.
|At my lightest weight circa 2007|
I wonder to myself- "How did I end up here?"
"How did I let it get this far?"
I've been in denial.
I thought I was leading a healthy lifestyle but in reality I was doing the bare minimum.
A fruit here and there, a salad once in awhile, parking my car further and walking a bit more.
But these little things don't really count.
I wasn't paying attention to portion sizes, exercising enough, or sticking to my meal plan.
I let stressful days at work justify poor eating habits because "I deserved it."
When in reality what I truly deserve is a healthy life.
So here's to starting over.
I'm going to start tracking my food again and getting some kind of exercise in every day.
I've lost the weight before. I know I can do it again.
I hope to be able to document my progress here. Hopefully this will give me some type of accountability.
Along with my progress and personal insight with my weight loss journey, I hope to share information about healthy eating and exercising that I found interesting and/or useful.
Here goes nothing!