Friday, July 05, 2013
... being obese! I have had several situations up until now that should have been tipping points and am just fortunate that none of them landed me in a hospital. Photos are getting increasingly embarrassing (and I make sure to crop any that I post!). My size 16 jeans were snug the other day (the ones I bought for *temporary* use until I was able to wear the size 12s, still in my closet, again).
But yesterday was it was my shoes. Because I was wearing a dress (a size 16 that was also supposed to be temporary), I wore the low heels I have for concerts [I'm in a chorus]. I could hardly get my foot into the left one! And then the velcro strap kept coming undone, no matter how much I tried to stretch it, all the way to and from my class. Since I was walking downtown and take public transportation, it was embarrassing to have to keep reaching down to fasten it.
I was thinking that I'd starting getting really serious about the weight thing starting in August, once this grueling school semester is over (been going without a break since the end of May - and have put on at least 5 pounds in that time because of the need to "reward" myself for working so hard). But it has to start NOW!
I know it's not going to be an overnight thing. I'm going to be posting what actions I'll be taking. I want them to be doable and something I can commit to. I have some ideas, and I know what can work for me, so I don't really need advice, but support would be nice.
I'll be posting blog entries about my plans and successes!