All my life I have battled with my weight. When I was younger I was super active. I didn’t even realize what I was doing was exercising. We were always out on our bikes or running around (literally) the neighborhood. Tag, it, kick the can….all part of my weekly fun. I was a swimmer, cheerleader, played volleyball and went to the roller rink every weekend. I was healthy and athletic.
Then college hit. I went to class, studied and had fun but was no longer active like I was before. I gained more than the freshmen 15 and didn’t stop there. I was on my own to pick what I wanted to eat. No mom to fix me a well rounded meal full of veggies. I made bad choices. I still make bad choices. Problem now is I have to worry about health issues that ran in our family. Both mom and dad had diabetes and high blood pressure. A college student doesn’t think about those kind of things.
After college my weight would go up and down. I would get on health kicks and then purge on junk food. Now here I am in my 40’s. I have diabetes and high blood pressure….go figure. I am in a fantastic relationship and in the last 9 months I have gained 25 pounds….ugh….I guess that is what happens when you are in love. I feel like a lump and am the biggest I have ever been.
Time to do something about it. I started watching what I eat….way more fruit, veggies and less chocolate and ice cream. I’m back in the gym and this is me today. It’s only been a week and I’m down 6 pounds. My sugar has gone down. At first it came down really fast and I felt horrible but that just shows me how much sugar I was actually eating everyday. Horrible for my health. Today I sweated it out at the gym and as the sweat was dripping down my face all I kept thinking about was how beautiful I feel….weird, huh? I feel better than I did a week ago and I am just going to keep on going. I’m blogging about it to keep me on track, so expect to see updates often.