I didn't do this as a new years' resolution , or because I had some profound a-ha moment. I did it because as time went on each and everyday I became a little more repulsed with the woman in the mirror. I began to find solace in knowing that they're people fatter than me, or that my boyfriend still thinks I'm beautiful (so he says), or my favorite "I don't look as if I weigh that much". So it allowed me to be lazy, complacent, and even somewhat happy with my weight. Not anymore! This is where the tables turn and I become concerned about my health. After all I am 27 years old and I would like to have a child in the future (not the near future) and I don't want my weight to hold me back from being the greatest mother I can be. I don't want my children to learn my BAD eating habits either. Sure I have dreams of......looking like Kim Kardashian, but when you're african-american, 270, and 5'4" you gotta be a little more realistic LOL! I would love to look like Jennifer Hudson. Currently my goal is 175. Once I get to 175 then I will determine whether or not to take it further. I must be honest December 8th, 2008 I started this journey at 275. I am now 270. So to make my first major goal a loss of 100 pounds is definitely stepping in the deep end of the pool. I just pray that I can stay afloat.
I eat right, exercise as much as I can fit it into my schedule, and I stay surrounded by positive people even if it's only my friends on sparkpeople.com. I have taken to running the cooking in my household since my boyfriend normally did and he's a meat and potatoes boy. I just ask you to follow my journey maybe you could be inspired by me...or we could inspire each other. The road is hard and long, but I will make it.
"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."- Maya Angelou