SP Premium
4,000-5,499 SparkPoints 4,432

A brief introduction

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I am 43, married, a mother of 2 adult boys and soon to be a grandmother. I married my wonderful husband 14 years ago this coming September 11.

When we met, I was a small size 2, now, not so much, or should I say now, so much more than a 2. I do not want nor do I need to get back to that size 2, I was really too skinny then, but a nice 6 or 8 would be great.

I finally decided that I could no longer be this "fat" person that I am now. I am only 5 foot tall so weight is definitely not my friend. I am very unhappy with the way I look so much so, that I find that I dress sloppy, I don't do anything with my hair besides wash it and throw it in a pony tail and I hardly ever put makeup on, I don't even have much of a sex drive because I don't like how I look. That really is not who I am, I have always taken pride in myself and I really feel that it's not fair to myself or my husband to have let myself go like I have.

6 years ago I made the decision to quit smoking after years of thinking about it and I did it...COLD TURKEY. It was a struggle, I became depressed and withdrawn for about 3 months, the nicotene would leech out of my skin and would itch. It was horrible, but I had made up my mind to quit for myself. That is how I am feeling now about my weight. I have made up my mind now and I will succeed.

I am working on the healthy eating and have lost a total of 8 pounds since I started my journey less than 10 days ago. I needed to start that first and get into better habits or at least be able to figure things out on my own. I still need some assistance on calorie counting and the healthier eating habits, but I think I am ready to start working on a fitness plan now too.

Join me in my journey back to myself and someday I hope to be that inspiration to that person that feels the same way I do now, that person that has been "thinking" about getting healthy.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks everyone! I do expect a slow down on the weight loss, but I am also to start hitting the gym too. I am really watching the inces too, I know that as I lose fat, the weight can stay the same or increase as I gain muscle mass.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I think I am really going to like it here.
    2382 days ago
    Keep focused for success.
    2383 days ago
    Good luck! I'm also short so I know how just a few pounds can make a big difference. Congrats on huge weight loss so far! Don't be surprised if things slow down soon though as your body gets used to the changes that you've made.
    2383 days ago
    emoticon emoticon
    2383 days ago
    2383 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.