Sunday, November 13, 2011
Today is the official start of my Lifestyle Change. I thought the best way to really throw myself into this would be to start with a little background on me and then create a plan to aid me in my success as well as measure my achievements.
I am 27 years old as of 11/09/11. I weigh an estimated 274 pounds. Since I plan to use my Wii Fit Board as my scale to determine my success, I will know an exact figure by tonight when I do my fitness activity for the day. I have been struggling with my weight since around high school. I have been thicker than most people since around puberty, but it was not a problem for my because I was just thick in the thighs with hips, butt, and breasts. Later in my teens and early 20's, I began gaining weigh around my mid-section as well as more in the already thick areas. It was then I went from thick to fat.
About two years ago, I found out about a major contributing factor in my weight gain and inability to reproduce. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Now that I know what I am dealing with, it should be much easier to get my weight under control. I was doing great last year around this same time. I have gotten down from 270lbsto 253lbs in a 6 week period. It was all about portion control, changing some foods in my diet to incorporate healthier choices, and adding physical activity. Nothing was really drastic, but I lost the focus and motivation and after not losing anything for the next 2-3 weeks, I just stopped. Since then, I have spent more time concentrating on my kids and relationship than myself so weight loss has been pushed passed the backburner to all the way off the stove.
Now it is time to change that. I have realized that I need make time for me and make sure I am a happier me in order to take care of my family and other responsibilities. So here is what I proposed...
There are a lot of things that effect my sanity on a day to day basis, so I will blog. Instead of trying to kill myself by going hard exercising for an hour or more a day, I will start out slower with maybe at least 30 minutes/day and an hour 2-3 times a week. Tracking my food so I see how much I put in my body really helped as well so I plan to continue doing that so I can make sure I stay within my calorie range as well as make time to eat at least 3 small meals and 1-3 snacks.
So here we are at day one, and I did get up late today so three meals and three snacks is out, but I will get in my three meals and exercise. I already had cereal and toast for breakfast and today is my nieces birthday party so I will not indulge in the cake and ice cream, but I will have a hot dog or pizza or whatever is on the menu. So other than that, I will have a pretty good day today. I have set a reminder in my phone to alert me daily to post in my food/fitness journal and blog. So I am set up to be pretty successful. See you day two!!!