My journey is like many of yours'. I have failed. I have cried. I have considered quitting. I have laughed. I have celebrated. I have screamed for joy.
This journey is not one I wanted to take, but one I needed to take. It is a journey I am going to begin to share about more often here at Bluegrass Moms and I hope it is one that will inspire others to join me along the way.
Since January I have been on a journey toward weight loss. I have been in an obese weight category for several years. I have attempted weight loss several times in my life, but have never reached my goal. I had all intentions too, but life got in the way. I failed. However, this time has been my most successful journey.
I can't explain why this time my journey has had a more positive outlook. Nor can I explain where my motivation came from. I have known for years that I needed to lose weight, but I just ignored that. I got married, had a baby and lived my life. All while eating Big Macs, pizza, cookies, chips, and loving life.
Except I didn't love life. I was miserable. My stomach ached. I was tired. And I was depressed. I didn't like who I had become and most importantly, I didn't like that I couldn't be the mom I want to be.
After all, I could not ride on a roller coaster. I wouldn't fit. I would never have been able to climb up the huge slide at the bounce house when my child froze at the top (which I did twice a couple weeks ago). I couldn't go horseback riding. Nor could I canoe, my weight alone would cause it to sink.
I needed to change and when I saw our family picture in December 2008 I knew it was time. I made a commitment to myself and to my family. I am a goal oriented person and if I don't have a goal, I don't have a reason to keep going. So, I set my long-term goal, to lose 150 pounds by July 9, 2010, my 30th birthday. I discussed this here at Bluegrass Moms back in January and I am here today to let you all know that I am still plugging along toward being "perty by thirty."Weight Watchers my personal blog