What is the resolution that most people make? Lose weight, become more healthy. For me it wasn’t really a New Years Resolution but more like a promise to myself. I’m going to be 100% honest and tell you how I’ve lost weight in the past.
I didn’t eat! Okay I did, just not till dinner and it wasn’t very much. I exercised my butt off literally for hours a day. I also did it to look better…it nothing to do with being healthy. Obviously…I wasn’t eating! I would get down to where I wanted to be and stop.
I have fought this battle with weight ever since I had my son 9 years ago. I was 118 when I got pregnant, I was too thin but not for the lack of trying. I ate everything and as much as I could. My entire life I was teased mostly by my family for being so thin. I hated it. So when I got pregnant I knew I could gain weight and I did! I ate everything under the sun. just as I always did. But this time I gained weight and a lot of it. I din’t worry about how hard it would be to lose it after I had the baby. I never had that problem! It never occurred to me!
So now 8.5 months pregnant I weigh 180 pounds! Still it didn’t bother me. I was having a baby, isn’t that what your supposed to do. I ate for 2 literally, probably more like I ate for 4! No one stopped me, no one told me I would have hard time losing it after he was born. I guess I just should have known.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really went crazy with the weight loss. I got back down to where I was and stopped. Then I gained some back. It was a vicious cycle I was going through. I’m not sure anyone even knew I wasn’t eating at times. I did this back and forth for a couple years. My weight flip flopped all time.
Last winter I lost 25 pounds in 3 months. Again I stopped once I got to where I wanted to be. I went all summer not working out, eating whatever I wanted and wouldn’t ya know…it all came back and then some!
Now this winter I have started again! But this time…I put the scale away, I am eating good food and only working out every other day. I would literally weigh myself upwards to 5 times a day. Ridiculous huh?! I know! At one point Jason actually hid it from me.
I’m almost 30, not exactly happy about that but there isn’t a thing I can do about that! I have extremely high cholesterol and heart disease runs rapid in both my moms and dads side. My father died at 49 from a bad heart. I know I need to stick with it. This time I could care less how I look. I am happy with myself as a person, I never was before. This time I care about my health, there’s such a huge difference.
I am not doing this alone now either. I have wonderful friends in my real life that help me by going to walk with me. I have wonderful blogging friends who are going through the same thing. Seeing them, especially Just A Mom, doing it the healthy way has helped me tremendously! Thanks JAM! 😉 Her new blog “As The Scale Turns” is wonderful!!! Check it out if you are going through the same thing I am or you just want to be over all healthier.
I made a promise to myself I would stay alive to watch my son grow up and watch my grandchildren grow up. That is one promise I won’t break!
I know there are others that do/did what I have been doing for so long. Yo yo dieting. I know now that it’s never going to make me healthy, actually the complete opposite.
Okay so I was 100% honest with all you…now your turn! 😉 What do you do to stay healthy? Do you do anything? I never thought to think about the future, I am pretty young still. We know we cannot turn back time but you can choose to turn the bad into good. Sooner or later it will catch up to you and for me it has. I was so afraid to go to my annual check up. I did get a tad scolded. For good reasons! My bad…that I will make right!