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Time for a change...
I have been married for almost 18 years and have been a mom for 16+ years. I pretty much stayed the same weight most of my adult life. I had some health issues and for lack of a better diagnosis was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I had to be careful what I ate or I would run the risk of spending the rest of the night in the bathroom. Then I was in a snowmobile accident (3 years ago last March). I hit a tree and had to be airlifted to the hospital. I underwent emergency surgery ...
I have been married for almost 18 years and have been a mom for 16+ years. I pretty much stayed the same weight most of my adult life. I had some health issues and for lack of a better diagnosis was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I had to be careful what I ate or I would run the risk of spending the rest of the night in the bathroom. Then I was in a snowmobile accident (3 years ago last March). I hit a tree and had to be airlifted to the hospital. I underwent emergency surgery to put the organs in my abdominal cavity back where they belong. The doctors thought that my diaphram had torn and everything had shifted up. Turns out that I had a hiatal hyrnia and things had moved north well before the accident. I had an awesome surgeon who put thngs back and secured them so they stay where they are supposed to be.
After the initial recovery period, I quickly realized that I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted. Of course, I began to gain weight. I just bought bigger pants and continued to enjoy the beauty of being able to eat again. I recently looked into the mirror and realized that I need to make some changes if I want to be able to enjoy the rest of my life. I am finding that I tend to stand back and watch life happen rather than join in the way I used to. I don't like the way, I look and it is easier to just hide than make the changes that are necassary.
It's time for the change. I am going to have a salad for lunch instead of a cheeseburger or pizza. I am going to grill more and fry less. No more stocking the cupboard with potato chips and cookies. I will buy fresh veggies and fruit instead. No more mindlessly eating, just because it's there and tastes good. I will remember that food is fuel, not happiness. It's time. I can do this. I can be a stronger, healthier, happier person. One who can walk tall (all 5ft 3 inches of me) and proud beside my 6ft+ sons and husband. I am ready ...it is time.
| Pounds lost: 0.0
Member Since: 6/13/2011
Fitness Minutes: 2,081
Overall goal: I want to be healthier and lose weight. This is my chance to start over and put myself first for once. I can do this! I am editing this to remove the original goal dates and add more frequent rewards. I think this will be more motivating for me than my original plan.
#1. Lose 10 pounds
Reward: New exercise DVD
#2. Lose 20 pounds
Reward: Buy a new pair of jeans
#3. Lose 30 pounds
Reward: New workout clothes
#4. Lose 40 pounds
Reward: The cute leather boots I was wishing for last year, but couldn't buy because they wouldn't zip around my legs.
#5. Lose 50 pounds
Reward: Spa day with my Mom and Sister
#6. Lose 60 pounds
#7. Lose 70 pounds
#5 Lose 80 pounds and reach my goal weight of 140
Reward: New wardrobe!!! (cuz all my old clothes will be too big;))
I will reach my goals by
1. eating at least 2-3 servings of vegetables a day, more whenever possible.
2.drinking at least 80 ounces of water each day
3.getting in at least 10 minutes of activity each day
4. tracking everything I eat, even when I go over my goals, if I can't get to the computer, write it down to keep myself accountable
5. re-evaluate my goals and program every couple of months to make adjustments for more (or less) progress than expected.