Thursday, February 13, 2014
In anyone’s weight loss journey, you usually have an “Aha” moment. A moment that sheds light on the reason you need to lose weight or a moment where everything seems to click. For me I thought I had experienced that moment before, but I always seem to fall off the wagon pretty quickly thereafter. The past few weeks I have had a re-occurring “Aha” moment.
January 18, my world was shaken to its core. My mom had been hospitalized and one of her doctors told us that she had severe Pulmonary Hypertension. A disease that I have never heard of before, it’s a disease that was primarily caused by her weight and her sleep apnea. Apparently her case of the disease was much progressed. Over the past 4 weeks I have watched my mom struggle to do little things like take breaths, walk, and even talk for a long period of time. Watching her struggle with doing the little things I take for granted really struck a chord with me and made me realize that I need to do something about my weight as well. It has been an emotional roller coaster ride and an eye opening experience as well.
I have made a promise to myself to “be the change” I want to see. And I’ve started making a weight loss journal. Every moment in my past with weight loss has been a stepping stone, and I will take those things I’ve learned to help me further the journey. I’m writing out goals and “incentives” for achieving those goals…I’m also trying to stay away from processed foods and eat more natural foods. I will also be spending more time reading labels, planning out menu’s and putting healthier spins on some of my favorite recipes.