Thursday, September 08, 2011
So I find myself back once again after a rather lenghty absence. I was an active member here back in 06' but after a divorce and multiple other events I find myself gravitating back to familiar territory (this site) which I think is a good thing.
The not-so-good thing is that I'm at my heaviest weight ever and it's an awful feeling. I kept thinking that I should do something about it but working and going to school full-time as well as being a single parent have left me exhausted and wanting only to sleep in my precious free time. But something has to be done...on average I've been gaining between 10-20 lbs per year and it's really taken a toll on many aspects of my life. I have such a wonderful boyfriend who I know will gently encourage me in my weight-loss endeavor if I need him to (and I will) and I owe it to my kids and to him and most importantly myself to try and get healthier.
My biggest challenges I think will be finding the time, staying motivated and pushing through the pain. Since I don't have anyone to watch my kids, I'll have to rely on things I can do at home in my apartment which limits what I can do, but I'm determined to overcome that obstacle. I've always been very large-busted but my weight gain has only added to that (44 G) and now I experience back pain daily and almost constantly which makes it incredibly difficult to do anything on my feet for more than 10-15 minutes...but we all have to start somewhere. Hopefully these "blessings" will decrease as I start losing :)
I hope to meet some people with similar challenges and find out what works for them and be on both the giving and receiving end of encouragment.