I haven't been able to wear this dress in 7-8 years
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I made a choice to try to change my diet and lose some weight. I was shocked to see I posted this almost a year ago. WOW!! That little adventure went NOWHERE fast. However...in January, I went to the dr for my blood pressure check and it was bad news. Higher blood pressure and borderline prediabetic. I cried as I drove away. I didn't want to have these issues, let alone them getting worse. I like food and my mt dew and my chocolate. I basically decided I just didn't care. I knew it was something I should address, but I just have too much other on my plate to have to worry about it. I, flat out, just didn't want to deal with it. A few days passed and I slowly started making very minute changes to our overrall diet. Cutting back on my pop, switching off of beef to turkey. Little things that still didn't show much change. I was facing more medication and I just did NOT want that.
I began to work out in a gym, not really having any idea what to do, but I started in March. Working out really changed my thought process in regards to what I put in my mouth, so I got serious about a diet. I hate to say diet, because really it's a life change. Something I can change and live with forever. To date, I've lost 17 pounds. I can't say I feel a lot better. I'm still trying to balance eating enough with the work out I'm doing. I also can't report a dramatic drop in blood pressure, but I'm betting my sugar number is better. I've had a really bad illness in the month of march, a really sick girl, and a back injury to top it off. I am committed to changing and I know it will be good! I hope to have 60lbs off by December 1st. That is my only weight loss goal for the moment. Here is a recent photo. I took them while trying on clothes in my closet, which was a lot of fun, but also rough, since my wardrobe is seriously depleted. with only 17lbs gone I'm amazed at all that is just too big now. WOOT!!
Posted by Michelle at 5:05 PM