I am starting this blog to kick myself in the "butt" and keep myself inline! I used to be a fit/fit person but eventually life took over.....or should I say S T R E S S! So I "grew" into a fit/fat person! I say that because I was still fit (low cholesterol, very low blood pressure, etc), could do all my advanced workouts HOWEVER my pant size kept growing and growing until I was (dare I say this to whomever is reading) busting out of a size 16! I was still working out, watching everything that went into my mouth, treated myself occasionally but I gained weight over the years until finally it all came to a screeching weigh in of.....175 pounds! (I'm only 5 foot 3 inches tall) I really didn't want to post my weight but I figured what does it hurt? Yes, I'm embarrassed but I was to the point where I thought something was wrong with me. I kept a written daily log of everything that went into my mouth (I can post pics of the log books that went back for years) but I truly believe it was the daily stresses of my family life overtime that caused my gradual weight gain. My husband is the biggest concern I've dealt with over the past few years--in and out of the hospital with a condition that mimics diabetes (he doesn't have diabetes but does have the same neuropathy that they have) until eventually last July, 2 days after his birthday, he lost his right lower leg. This actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise because his recovery has been tremendous & he doesn't deal with the daily pains, etc so I was able to lose almost 40 lbs on my own, getting down to about 137. I was having personal issues myself but chose to ignore them due to concentrating on hubby for so long and finally went to the doctor. I had to have a partial hysterectomy last November which I then put a few lbs back on. This leads me to where I am right now....hovering around 150 lbs. Not bad, but not great.
I want to get down to about 115. I want to blog this "adventure" through words, pictures, exercise, clothes....anything I can think of that may help me succeed. So it is time to "step up" and get busy!