I’m about to show you a picture that just about killed me to look at. I cringe, I feel such a tidal surge of frustration when I look at it that I want to turn away and deny, deny, deny. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case, a hundred pounds:
So, every once in a while I see a picture like this and usually I delete it immediately. This one I need. Because this one represents what I will never be again. Unhealthy.
Several years ago I weighed in at a hefty 278 pounds. I hadn’t weighed myself in years and the realization was shocking. As soon as I picked my chin up off the floor and got over myself, I joined weight watchers and lost 75 pounds. And then at 203 pounds, I quit weight watchers. And now here I am. But there is good news.
I managed to keep 28 of those pounds off. So now I am starting at 250.5 pounds. I started weight watchers this morning because they had free registration with a three month sign up. I actually started getting myself together January 1st so this is my fourth actual day of feeling better:)
I will blog my weight changes and pictures here once a week so that I can chart my progress. I might also keep a video blog as well. To me these are valuable tools to keep me honest and keep me going.
My goal is to lose 10% of my body weight by Spring which is 25 pounds. That is March 20. By weight watcher standards that is very doable. We shall see. 10% is a great goal because if you are overweight and lose that percentage, you start seeing valuable changes for the better healthwise. Plus, my clothes will fit better and that’s a big thing to me:)
So, this is the beginning, and beginnings are always exciting. The really cool thing is that as long as I do everything right, in any one day, I will never weigh more than I did the day before, even if it is in the tiniest of increments.
Onward and Upward and Good luck in your challenges this year!!!!! God Bless.