Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I started a Stress Journal a couple of weeks ago, and it seemed to help quite a bit...so I'm starting a weight loss journal too.
Here's where I'm coming from:
My whole life, I'd been one of those people who could pretty much eat whatever I wanted and not worry about my weight. I didn't eat particularly healthfully, but not terrible either...I just didn't pay a lot of attention. Same with fitness - I was never an athelete, but I didn't need to be.
I first started putting on weight when I got my first full-time desk job in college. It was only 10-15 lbs, and that was ok, because I'd only gone up from a size 6 to an 8.
But after my third child was born in 2002, I never recovered my pre-pregnancy weight. I've struggled with this for the last eight years, with my weight slowly but steadily climbing.
My wake-up call came last month when I stepped on the scale and I weighed more than I ever have - including during my pregnancies (YIKES!)
I really, really have to do something now. Sooner, rather than later, because I'm approaching 40, and I realize this struggle isn't going to get easier with age.
All that said, I'm having trouble translating this knowledge into action.
I have been paying more attention to what I eat, but find it difficult to actually get up and work out on a regular basis. Lack of time, lack of energy, lack of opportunity, etc, etc, etc...three kids and two jobs give me plenty of excuses to not make myself a priority.
What's stopping me now? Good point. Right now, I'm going to put the laptop down, turn the TV off, and go do my TaeBo.