I need to lose weight. I need to be healthier for my son and husband. I want to live longer. I want to enjoy having my photo taken again. It dismays me to see what I look like. I wish I could take the weight off as fast as I put it on. What is far worse than seeing myself is knowing that I let myself get this big. No one else is responsible. It was all me. My mom didn't force feed me. There were 6 other siblings. I am the largest in my family, except my dad. I wasn't an overweight child. In fact, I was thin. I lived in the south and my siblings and I were outside playing almost all the time. Then when I was 7, I moved to New York State. Half of the year it is too cold to go outside, at least for me. From October to March, I may as well hibernate. I don't go outside unless I absolutely have to. That has to change. I have a membership to the local YMCA. They exercise facilities are spacious with newer equipment.
I lay in bed at night thinking about how I can change my diet and begin exercising. I plan on the day I can run a 5k. Right now, I cannot even run 1/12th of a mile without feeling like my heart is going to beat out of my chest. I haven't gained weight in 8 years, which is impressive. I haven't lost either. When my son was young and we lived on Cape Cod, I use to walk with him every day. Then I moved back to New York State. Last year I did a 10 week group exercise challenge with my family. I lost 18 lbs. Then a
This time, I actually plan on exercising for at least half an hour to start. I figure I need to start slow. I mainly live a sedentary life. Sitting on the couch on my laptop and getting up as needed. I am only 35, but if I want to live a longer life, I better start doing something. I live with back pain from a car accident that herniated some discs, others are slipped discs. After exercising daily for a month, I will bring my workouts up to 45 minutes, then another month I will get up to the hour mark.
Another reason I want to lose weight is because my husband is diabetic. I don't want to get diabetes, so I need to do something about it. One of my friends, who is 42 and weighs the same as I do, has heart problems. She actually had to get a gastric bypass to save her life. I watched The Biggest Loser and know that people like me can lose the weight naturally. I would LOVE to be on The Biggest Loser, but until that time, perhaps I should try to lose weight myself.
Does anyone else want to join with me in losing weight? That way we can be accountable to each other. It is always easier losing weight with other people.