So I completely stole this idea from somebody - make a blog to help me on my weight loss journey. What a GREAT idea! It isn't that I love the idea of sharing my inner demons with the world (ooh, is that a bazillion serving size plate of pasta? Don't mind if I do!). It is just a really good way to be held accountable to people other than myself. If I screw up, it's going to be here. Not fun or easy to share that sort of thing with people - so it is awfully good motivation to not screw up in the first place. Not that I expect to be perfect, nobody is. But I do hope that this will help me to stay on track. Not only that, but when I start to lose awesome amounts of weight, I can blog about my success here. Hopefully hear some encouraging comments. Be able to read back and see how far I've come.
And where have I been? Well I have battled some extra weight for as long as I can remember, though it has been worse at some times than others. Before my wedding, I lost 40 lbs in several months, which was awesome. Then I started bearing little stinkers...errr, children. Ever since then, I haven't been able to recover my weight.
I have started up an exercise routine and better diet now. It has been about a week and a half and I have lost between 5 and 6 pounds. So awesome, right?! I still have a long ways to go!
My biggest motivation is of course my family. My beautiful kids and my amazing hubby. He is on a weight loss journey of his own and is such an inspiration, having now lost almost 60 pounds. If he can do it, I can do it. Heck, I've lost 40 before, I can lose this weight now.
And those are the basics. You are welcome to bookmark this blog because I plan on keeping it fairly updated. I do work 50-60 hour weeks and have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, so I cannot and will not guarantee daily updates...but I will do my best :-)