I’m sure I’m not the only one out there that struggles with her weight. Our weight is a major issue with today’s women, at least it is in the U.S. and other first-world countries. If you are like me, you have been on a diet for years. I think I’ve been on a diet of one kind or another since beginning high school. Much of that time I didn’t need to be on a diet at all, but I thought I did. I pushed myself to lose that extra pound. There was a time in my life when I could stand to gain some weight but still, I denied myself anything that had extra calories so I could see the needle on the scale drop the next morning.
Well, that’s not my problem now. In fact, as I have gotten older… umm… take that back… as I’ve gotten more mature.
(no gray hair cracks)
As I was saying, as I’ve gotten more mature, I’ve had the opposite problem. I have plenty of extra pounds to go around and the scale just doesn’t drop like it used to. I do have to admit that I’m not doing nearly the exercise I did in the past. The job I have now is almost completely sedentary, so I’m on my rear up to ten hours a day. More if I’m doing overtime.
So, this is my struggle. I need to really lose weight. I’m no longer in a size 6 and still trying to lose. Now I’m in a size 18 and trying to lose. My goal is to be back into a size 8, or at least a 10 before we go on vacation in August. My husband and I have always liked to hike and climb, but right now I can’t do much of that. One thing we would like to do this summer is, climb Mt. Lassen again. Weight is holding me back. I don’t want that to be the reason I don’t do the things I want to do with my husband.
Can I lose four sizes in five months? Maybe not, but I can try! So far, I’ve already lost twenty pounds since Christmas. That’s a huge success for me these last few years. Most of that weight, fifteen pounds, has been lost over the last six weeks. Can I keep this up and get down to my final goal weight of 135 by August?
I’m going to really push myself, and I’m going to need your help. I plan on checking in here, on my blog and letting you know how I’m doing. That will keep me accountable. If any of you want to join me in weight loss… or weight gain, if that’s your need, just let us all know in the comments. We can encourage each other in here and work together. We can make it to our desired goals. Who’s in?