So, after many years of hating getting dressed, shopping, and even going out with friends or to family functions, I have decided that I CAN lose the weight and I WANT to lose the weight. I thought you'd all like to join in and encourage me.
I am super social, love fashion, enjoy eating, I have a great family both my own family and extended. All of my closest friends are skinny, beautiful and fabulous. They tell me I am beautiful as I am. Some of them have known me when I weighed in at a whopping 110 lbs when I graduated high school and others have known me as the (satisfied) 160 pounder and some have only known me as the 200+ pounder that I am today. All of my fabulous friends love me as I am. Recently, one of my best friends told me, I am beautiful the way I am, but she will support me through this. That is what I need! Another one of my best friends earlier this year, said something to the tune of, I remember you when you were a rail (too thin, in her book) and to see me now, was different, but once I started talking and making her laugh during a terrible time in her life, she said, I forgot your weight and you are the same person.
I think it is these amazing people that are going to get me through this.
My mom and I were talking about our weight, she is a beautiful and happy women, I was saying how I wanted to lose this weight and she said, you must not want it enough, because if you did...you would. Thanks Mom! You are right. So here I go.
I woke up, not waiting until tomorrow or New Years (note today is SUNDAY) to start my new life. I ate great for breakfast, refused the tempting and tasty Panera at church and although I probably ate too much lunch, it was all healthy! I am using the Weight Watchers' Core Plan, focusing on avoiding sweets, sodium, starches and fried anything. I know I can do this! I have started 3 businesses, made it to the rank of Captain in the Army. Had amazing jobs, raising two awesome pre-schoolers, got my Masters and graduated with a 3.98, and more. (This list of accomplishments is for me, not to gloat or whatever...) Remember my past accomplishments shows me that I CAN do this and I WILL do this. The fact that my health and fitness is much more important than many of those things on my list (except family). I have to look back at those things to keep me moving.
Today is my anniversary. I have been married to my husband for seven years today. He married a hot little 135 pound woman, who ran, worked out daily and ate rather healthy. So for my 8th anniversary (one year from today) I am going to give him back his wife. He married a skinny woman. Today, as I was contemplating this blog, I actually thought to myself, would my adorable, talented, smart, husband even consider dating the me of today? I thought to myself, sadly, probably not. Nothing against my sainted husband, but he is very fit and fitness is one of the top 10 things of importance to him. So I think he and I would be friends, but doubtful to be lovers. At this weight in my life, I would likely not have the gall to ask him "out" like I did back then.
All this to say...here I am. I am motivated, excited and anxious to watch the Heidi that I see in my mind come out and show the world it is do-able, even if I am not on The Biggest Loser. I can do this, with my friends, family and blog-followers!
Dec 27, 2009
Started a blog and read how to get started on Weight Watchers
Breakfast: Bran Flakes with 1% milk, coffee with half & half
Lunch: Quiche with spinach, broccoli, onion, garlic, tomato, egg and cheese
Dinner: Baked Salmon with a Salsa topping and veggies (a date with my awesome man)
Drank: 1 diet coke, coffee and water
See you tomorrow!!!