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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tomorrow night is the start of the rest of my life!

When I look back at who I was 6 years ago, I see a beautiful, confident young woman who had so many opportunities. Over the last 6 years, I have gotten too comfortable in my bad eating habits and lack of exercise. I have become lazy and have not taken care of myself the way I should. I have let it effect my relationship with my husband and with myself. Sometimes I feel like such an old lady. The extra 40 pounds that I have packed on have left me tired and have made it more difficult to enjoy my 2 year old daughter. I want to be healthy for my family and if I continue my bad habits into the future. I will only continue to be more unhappy and not be able enjoy the life I have been so very blessed to have.

My biggest problem is motivation and self control, I have tried so many different “diets” throughout the years, only to last a week and then go back to my old unhealthy ways. I just love food way too much.

Tomorrow night is my first weigh in with a group that I am joining called East County’s Greatest Loser Weight Loss Challenge. Myself and a group of about 30 other people all with similar goals meet once a week with a husband and wife team of doctors who each week give us a lesson in nutrition. This 12 week program is also a competition. Being that I am a very competitive person and also have to answer to 30 strangers who are there to support me in my goals, I think this might be what I need to stay on track and be motivated. I realize that I have to make a change in lifestyle in order to keep it off for the long run, but I have never been more focused on this goal.

I plan on keeping all of my friends updated here on facebook by this blog as an additional motivation for me. If I have to answer to all of you too, I think the judgement of me failing might also help me to stay on track. We will see how it goes!

This is what I aspire to see when I look in the mirror.......


  1. Good luck Sis!!! I know you can do it! All you have to do is take it day by day, and if you fall off the wagon, it's no reason to stop. You just have to get back on and keep going.

  2. I lost 40 pounds in 2006 and it was hard work but so worth it! It took 1 year for the first 30 and another year for the last ten. The best advice I can give you is to make it about how you feel not how you look...and have patience. Good luck - you WILL do it! :)