Sunday, April 29, 2012
My gym buddy Monica told me about a book she bought for inspiration, The Joy Fit Club. At first I thought, I do not need another diet book, but I went to look at it in the bookstore anyways. It isn't really another diet book. Reminds me of a chicken soup for the soul combined with a cookbook. It is page, after page of inspirational stories of people who have all lost more than 100 lbs. Each story includes a little box with tips from each person and a list of what they used to eat and what they eat now. Each person did their own thing.
Today I read a letter written by the 5th grader of a morbidly obese woman. It was so touching and honest. This 5th grader knew her mom was extremely unhealthy and likely to die at a young age because of her weight. She talked about her fears as a child of her mom dying on her. She ended by saying Obesity is hurting you and you really do have a choice. That obesity is 100 percent curable.
No more excuses.
No more reasoning.
I am going to get this done.
Picture of me from today at my daughter 18th birthday party.
This is me today. This is my starting point. From this point on it will be all about creating a healthy lifestyle. I am not on a diet. I am living my life in a healthy way.