I have been a yo-yo dieter ever since I can remember. I take off 30 pounds and keep it off for a year and then put it back on and then some. Lose 40 pounds and stay at that weight for a while until something happens in my life and then I pig out because life gets hard. I have always turned to food for comfort. Well, this is a point in my life where it has to STOP! I can no longer let food control my life, choices, and me. I need to wake up and be able to look in the mirror and be proud of what I see. I need to know that when I have children that I can give them 100% of my energy and that I can keep up with them. I don't want to worry about health issues that could happen to me because I am overweight! I don't want to sneak food at night and think it's okay because "no one will ever know." I don't want to wake up every morning and be down on myself because of the food choices I made from the day/night before. I want to feel a since of accomplishment, that I can overcome these issues. I need to feel confident and good about myself again...
I have begun this new chapter in my life as of 2 weeks ago and it was mainly due to one of the best friends that a girl could have! I've been wanting to start this new chapter, but I always made excuses about my diet and why I wasn't sticking with it. Dana was just the push I needed to get me going, and I'm so grateful for that! Her and I work out together every day during the week. I have officially lost 6 pounds so far with my new lifestyle changes:):) I'm so proud of myself for continuing with this and I know this time I WILL follow through with this and continue with this lifestyle change. I wanted to share with you some pictures of myself throughout the last 4 years and you can definitely see changes.
2009 - I was pretty comfortable at this weight.
2010 - I gained about 15 pounds
2011 - I gained about 15 pounds
It stops here!
I'm going to stay motivated and start to make healthier choices. I wanted to let all of you about my weight issues and that I'm starting a new lifestyle. I need to be held accountable in many ways and this is one of the ways by telling my followers about my struggles.
I'm planning on writing posts that have to do more with healthier choices for food, and exercise. I want to share with you all my successes and struggles as I start this new chapter in my life. I'm hoping this will not only help me, but others out there who are having the same struggle that I am. I have lost 6 lbs already and I have 44 lbs to go by December!!!!
Here is to a newer, happier, healthier, and better ME:):):) Wish me luck!!!!
Thanks for stopping by:):):)
Until next time!!!!!