This year I am getting serious. If you read my Well Hello There 36! post then you know I am putting my health on the front burner! That means telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth even if it is ugly! So here it is. I am overweight. Like seriously overweight. It is crazy because I have shared so many weight loss tools and journeys with you and yet here I am. I am heavier than I was when I was pregnant either time! So it is time to get serious! Time to get healthy! And I want to share the experience with you.
I feel like if I am going through something, then surely someone else is too. And if I can help even one person while going on a journey then I want to! So that means being completely open and honest. And this blog allows me to do just that.
Why a 100 pound journey? Well, I a considered morbidly obese right now with a BMI of 43.9. And according to the “charts” I need to be 105 pounds lighter in order to be considered “NORMAL”. That would put me at 120. So that is why I am doing a 100 pound journey. I don’t necessarily feel that I must lose 105 pounds to be happy… but normal and healthy should be my goal. I would actually be thrilled to be in the 140s again! But that would still be considered overweight. But I want to lay that out there to let you know when I reach the 140s I will be celebrating!
This week’s diet included low carb foods like chicken, veggies, sausage, cheese, and eggs. I am stopping soda and started drinking tea sweetened with artificial sweeteners, water, Spark, and coffee. Thanks to the plan I am NOT counting calories or counting carbs. But I am only eating good carbs, like carbs from veggies.
This week’s fitness included working out! Y’ALL I got a gym membership! Joel and I got a membership at SNAP Fitness. It is about 3 mins from our house so that it is easy to get in a workout before work. I hate to work out so this is a HUGE change for me. But I know I must get fit along with having a healthy diet. And it needs to be a lifestyle change. Not just a diet or one week fad workout.
I think having him going on this journey with me will help so much!
Then the kids and I are doing daily walks in the neighborhood and on trails. It is so much fun and they love it!
So week 1 was a success. I am excited to see where there rest of the weeks lead. It will be small steps toward a HUGE goal! Stay tuned as I work on changing my health and my life!