Seeing this picture totally makes me sick! This is before I started my Weight Loss journey 6 years ago and I NEVER want to go back there. This picture was snapped very unexpectedly while on our boat and unaware the hubs was taking it until it was too late. I kept it as a reminder and hangs on my fridge. When i get the munchies I know that pic is there and it's not somewhere I want to revisit.
Weighing in at 250 lbs I felt disgusting and sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I re-started my journey for what is approximately maybe the 10th attempt at getting this weight off. I'm not where I want to be but I'm farther than where I came from. I've been working at this for 6 years now and falling off the wagon here and there but NEVER have totally given up.
High Blood pressure, High Cholesterol, achy joints, asthma and just feeling downright miserable, seeing my kids grow up before my eyes (as I started gaining the wt. gradually when I turned 40) and thinking if I didn't do something about this weight I'd never see them graduate High School or college. Or seeing them marry and have children terrified me even more.
Now at 58 I weigh 191.0 but it's a lot better than 250 lbs all those years ago.
What changed me and turned me around this time? My kids for one thing. Now finding out that I'm gonna be a first time Grandmother (that word makes me cringe, so we're gonna have to come up with something else! lol Want the grand kids, just not feeling the word GRANDMA!) Having a knee replacement 5 years ago sure didn't do it but finding out that in December 2015 I needed hip replacement and my blood pressure and cholesterol were getting higher with the weight and age, I thought to myself, "I've got to do something or I'm gonna die" and that scared the bageezies out of me.
When I saw my surgeon (pre-hip replacement) back in April I'd lost 37.4 lbs. and when he told me that I had taken approx. 200 lbs of pressure off my joints that was a real eye opener!!
I've since lost a few more pounds since surgery back on June 7th of this year which brought me under 200 pounds. Hadn't seen that number in a very long time! I'm now 191 and still a "Work in Progress" and don't ever plan on revisiting that "past life" or re-visiting Twoterville.
It's taken me a while to write a blog. Our old weight loss community was taken from us which threw me for a loop. So glad my friends informed me of this site. I've got a ways to go to figure things out here, but as I said, I'm a work in progress and I'm determined to stay on this journey, get to my goal and hoping to see many more grand kids, no more joint replacements and live a long, healthy life!!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!