I am writing this to all of you on a early crisp Thursday morning. It’s April 11th 2013 and I made the decision on this past Sunday to change my life. April 7th to be exact. A few people in my “Circle of Influence” are aware of what is going on but I wanted to share this with my readers and those who discover my blog. I want to share what I am struggling with and what I am doing about it.
For the past 3 to 4 years I have steadily gained all the weight I lost when I was 32 years old. At age 32, I weighed in at 125 pounds. I had the ability to dance, run and play. Little known side fact – I love to dance. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I had the ability to get out of my car without effort. Please add getting up off the floor, a chair and bed to that as well. My knees hurt. I now have Degenerative Disc Disease in two of my lowest vertebrae. I get tired or exhausted after sex. (Told you all I am honest). I hate how I look in a mirror from the neck down. Now to be fair – I still have an “Hourglass Figure” but I have a tummy and my stomach area is extended due to a hiatal Hernia due to poor eating in which I take Omeprazole every day. Oh, and please add Lupus and Fibromyalgia to the mix too. Wait, and a bum thyroid issue. My thighs and butt are way too big. My boobs have gone from a 36C to a 44DD.
So every week I will be sharing my measurements, weight, BMI and photos to be honest on what I am doing to get healthy, diet and exercise. Let’s start with that first:
April 7, 2013: Biceps: 14 inches. Bust: 41 inches. Waist: 46 inches. Thighs 29 inches. My Booty: 50 inches. Weight: 225. BMI 36.3 Please see photos of me below (UGH! ACCOUNTABILITY IS DIFFICULT PEOPLE!!!!) :
I am doing the Atkins Diet. I will discuss how that diet is fairing since Sunday in a post later this evening. I’ve stuck to it. It’s hard. Different phases that your body needs to get used to. If you haven’t heard of it….here is a hint for tonight: No Sugar, Grains, Potatoes (Miss these TERRIBLY) Pasta etc. I will be posting my food tracking via My Fitness Pal for those to see what I am eating, the size of portions and what is the Atkins Diet all about throughout this journey. Photographs included. Tonight I will share my first shopping list on how I got started. P.S. I hate working out…but I am doing it. Sweating? Yuck. That will be shared in a later post.
I hope that you continue to read this blog to see my struggles, results, discussion about exercise and health in general. I am convinced that if I can lose this weight….anyone can!