The time is now.
Another journey I would like to take while starting this blog is to finally take the step to get healthy. I am in desperate need to go on a diet weight loss journey. It’s not just a matter of how I look, but more so how I feel. Although the vanity in me is also really looking forward to the transformation in my size and shape.
I think one of the scariest things for a woman to do is admit to what her weight is. Well, it’s time to face that fear….. ugh …… ok. So as of this morning, my weight is 199.2 lbs. That number is my tipping point. I’ve always said to myself that if I ever hit 200, I would have no choice but to make changes in my lifestyle.
So changes are starting today.
Diet in our house is a four letter word. But then again, my daughter has been raised knowing that the word fat is a swear word. If I don’t do one, then I will be the other, so here goes.
Weight Loss Goals
You would think that I would just round it up to an even number, but there is no way that I will ever admit to being 200lbs. There are plenty of women who are comfortable at that weight and can really pull it off. I am not one of those women. I wish I was, but I’m not.
So my starting point is 199lbs. My goal weight, in an ideal world would be around 140lbs. But I think that is just a pipe dream. So realistically, my goal will be 165lbs. That still feels like I big number to me but I am a broad built 5’7″ tall. And when I’m in good health, I like to think I’m somewhat athletic.
I will have to find a fitness tracker that I am going to use to keep myself accountable. It’s going to be a lot of work, but I feel more motivated now than I ever have been before.
I have never, ever been a healthy eater. I’m actually quite picky when it comes to food. Picky means that I have an aversion to vegetables. As I have gotten older, my tastes have changed and I can manage to eat many more vegetables than when I was a kid. I don’t always like them, but I can eat them.
My main problem in my diet is probably my sugar intake. I have an addiction to Coca-Cola and drink anywhere from 1-3 cans per day. It doesn’t sound like much but once you consider the amount of sugar in one can, it is excessive. Not only do I have to consider what it does to my waistline but also that it could contribute to developing diabetes.
My starting goals in regards to diet will be to limit myself to just one can per day, no matter what. Quitting cold turkey may be too much for me to handle. I will also be watching my portion sizes and try my best to eat at regular intervals. Include a breakfast and lunch instead of eating my entire day for dinner. And dinner will now be no later than 8pm. We will try that and see how that goes.
The Journey Begins
If you follow me on this diet and weight loss journey, you will absolutely see some ups and downs. Dieting and weight control have always been difficult for me. As a teenager I went from a high of 175lbs at 14 to a low of 125lbs at 19. The idea that I have allowed myself to get back to this weight is disappointing to me.
I am determined to do this. I’m going to do this. I’m doing it.
The time is now.