Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Beginning

I stepped on the scale a month ago and could not believe what I saw. Sure, I knew the number was high, but this was 5 pounds over my scary high weight. I couldn't afford 5 pounds. I couldn't afford 1. I was out of breath walking up my steps. I could go to the gym and do the elliptical for an hour or the treadmill for a mile but I wasn't really pushing myself.

I don't know what clicked that Sunday that had not clicked any other Sunday before that. Maybe it was seeing the 2-8-0 pop on that screen. Maybe it was the fear that at age 30 , I could be heading down a dangerous path, one which I might never come back from. So that Monday I stated using my favorite app to track calories, Lose It!

 Some one asked me what my favorite things to do are. I said, read healthy living blogs. Yes, I, the obese girl who can't run, who eats McDonald's three times a week, loves to read how others got or stay healthy. And I thought, why am I not doing this?! I spend hours a day reading about it but here I am, staying the same. So I started making changes.

 1: Using my calorie tracker every. single. day So far I have been successful:
17 pounds gone and it feels so good! I am proud of every one of those pounds, even if the outside world can't see they are gone. I still struggle with the "healthy" side of eating. I have cut back on the junk food but I still don't always make the best choices. Sometimes I would rather eat the junk food, just less. I am getting there though, one day at a time

2.Water, water water!! I was a diet soda drinker up until about 5 years ago. Then I become obessed Crystal Light Iced Tea. I was drinking up to a pitcher a day. Still, no plain water. That changed 4 weeks ago.I now drink close to 100 oz of water a day. I have a desk job and yes I get up every half hour on the dot but hey, it's worth it! ( and I still have a glass of my tea at night because I still love the stuff).

3. Exercise Ummm I walked a mile yesterday. This is something I need to work on. Sometimes it feels overwhelming and I just want to focus on food. But I know a healthy lifestyle for me includes diet AND exercise.

So that's my story. I love to read and following other blogs for healthy living and weight loss. I am also looking for friends on Lose It! To find me, search Add me!! :)

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