Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I think I have taken my first step into a new life today. I was looking for a free on line calorie calculator, and a friend suggested sparkle people. Well, I decided to join and here I am.
I've never really dieted before, I dont really believe in it. I believe in healthy life style changes. Basically if your going to change your life it shouldn't be a temporary thing . So this isn't a diet, this is attempt to change my life, lose weight and life healthy.
I cant really say what happen to me. When I was a teenager I was very active, in fact I was a martial arts competitor, I even ranked nationally. I continued to do martial arts through my second child. And after having him I lost all my prepregnancy weight and then some. I ate low fat meals, drank alot of water. I was so much healthier then.
My life started to unravel when my daughter came around. I got a divorce and was diagnosed with bi polar. For the next few years I struggled with medication, trying to find what worked for me. Unfortunately some caused sever weight gain. And my life was so busy, I didnt have time to work out. Add to that the people around me didnt bother with healthy diets and it was just easier to go with the flow.
Now I just turned 40, I had a baby last December and Im on the verge of more health problems. In 3 months, Ive gained 35 lbs. My hips and lower back ache due to the weight, and we wont even mention the pain in my knees and feet from walking. I always feel so winded.
Ive had enough. I look at the smile my baby gives me and I just know if I dont do something that I wont be there for him. so today was my first step. And it felt so good.
I counted everything I put in my mouth. And I got yelled at by the calorie counter! can you imagine that? how often is a person trying to lose weight told they need to eat more? Well, heres to tomorrow. Perhaps in a day or so Ill feel well enough to start walking agian.