Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I was the skinny girl growing up. I ate anything and everything without consequence. My teenage years were spent at 5'9" tall, and 120 pounds. I got pregnant at 20 and went from 120 to 220 in the last 3 months! I assumed after the baby was born the weight would just fall off as my mother's had. Two years later, I was still 190 pounds. That "baby weight" was here to stay. I starved myself and lost most of it, sticking around 150 for ten years. In my thirties the weight was creeping up slowly. I went to weight watchers meetings and managed to get down to 155. I stayed there until about three years ago when I decided at 40 that I needed to eat healthier. I started paying attention to sugars, sodium, and fiber mainly. Doing this, without dieting, I noticed I was losing 5 to 10 pounds per year . I'm so close to where I want to be right now. I'm around 143 and hope to get to 135 by May 1st, 2010. I want to go into menopause at my ideal weight. Without health insurance (25 years) I think it's extra important to monitor things like blood sugar, blood pressure, etc... Lay off the white flour, salt, and sugar.Exercise at this time is almost impossible because my knee is out. So here I go again, trying to lose the "hard lard" for the last time. Today is the first day of the rest of my thin, healthy, life.