Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Over the hill but not 1/2 way there!
Since January 1, 2006 I have lost 31 pounds. To many, it seems like it's not such a big deal. To me, it is HUGE. To get to my goal weight, I need to loose a total of 72.5 pounds so actually I'm not even 1/2 way there. Calculating my average loss, I should reach my goal weight in November.
I am a big girl. Only 5'5" on a good day. My BMI was described as "morbidly obese", enough to scare me for the final time. Oh, like you, I've tried a few diets before. I did Weight Watchers and lost 30 (got pregnant, lol). I tried South Beach twice and each time lost 40, but never learned how to eat a healthy way that could last the rest of my days. Fad diets can be successful, but if you don't learn anything, then why bother!
My success this time is accredited to Food Journaling and being totally honest with myself. My DH and I keep a food journal thru CalorieKing . There is a free 14-day trial if you're interested. I am a firm believer that if you can finally get to the point of admission that you are "morbidly obese", and understand that your quality of life may be diminished by your own eating habits, then you are ready to be totally honest and take charge of yourself. No one drove me to Burger King or McDonalds but ME.
I am eating and eating, and very rarely are hungry. I finally am capable of understanding and applying nutritionial label information to our journalling, it was all Greek to me before! DH and I try to limit our restaurants to once during the week, and once during the weekend, and try to pick places where we will have the greatest opportunity to make good choices.
I guess my point today is for YOU to take a good look at yourself. Do you like what you see? No time like the present to take charge of yourself. I can't describe how I felt this morning, getting into a new pair of pants and not being cut off at the waist by the button..or not having to leave the shirt untucked because the pant's pleats are stretched to the max.
I am happy that I am taking care of ME. Very happy.