Invitation to a New Me

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.

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