Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Taking the plunge

I've officially decided to take the plunge and make my weight loss journey official.  I am hereby declaring that by my next birthday (June 3, 2015) I will be down at least 40 pounds.  This is a lofty goal, but I need to do it.

My Why:
1) Miss Little - my little girl is the number one reason I need to get healthy.  I do not ever want her to look at me and be embarassed or concerned for my health.  I want to ride on fair rides with her without wondering if we will both fit.  I want to practice sports with her.  I want to be an example for her on what a healthy life looks like.

2) Myself - I need to do this for me.  I fear if I continue on my current path I will end up sick.  I want to be healthy enough to enjoy life.  I deserve healthy. 

3) My Better Half - I want to go old with my amazing husband and I want him to grow old with me.  This journey will not be one I take alone, but one we walk together.

My How:
This is still TBD, but determination will be key.  I anticipate calorie counting will be important, at least when starting out.  I know I am more likely to succeed if I am being accountable.  Finding time to exercise will be essential to my success.  If anyone has any tips on things that have worked great for them, please share with me.

"You are not a dog, don't reward yourself with food."  - unknown


  1. I love this, I love you. Your reasons for this journey are so good, people who try and lose for looks seem to fail much more often than people with other motivation. Wishing you luck and I can't wait to watch the process!

    1. Thank you! Don't get me wrong, looking great will be awesome, but I know that isn't enough to convince me to stick with it!

  2. You can do this! I did a similar journey a couple of years ago. It was hard at times, but just stay focused and make sure you are eating your fruits & veggies and taking your vitamins! I have a few good recipes for healthy but filling dinners if you want some ideas (cauliflower crust pizza, zucchini boats). Greek yogurt is also great for keeping you full! Good luck!