Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A ton of things have happened in my life since I last posted. My priorities have changed drastically. I now have a son who is 14 months old and the sweetest little bunny that ever lived.  He is my reason for everything. And I am determined to get healthy again for him.  I am not back to my original weight, but I have certainly gotten heavier and I am not remotely active.  I was 183.6 at my heaviest (not including pregnancy).  Then I lost all that weight and felt great about myself and what I had accomplished. Then I experienced an intense personal tragedy, losing a baby girl when I was 22 wks pregnant, and everything changed. I couldn't have cared less about exercising or eating right.

Let's flash forward because I don't really feel like sharing all the details of my recovery from that experience on the internet.

As of Monday, my weight was 175lbs. I am now back on WW. I have definitely not changed my opinion about WW. I don't think it is a super healthy way to lose weight. It is not a perfect system at all.  But I have to do something because:

I want to set a good example for my son
I want to have more energy
I want to feel more optimistic
I want to feel less stressed
I want to feel comfortable in my clothes
I want to feel comfortable in my skin
I want to feel proud of myself
I want to run a marathon someday
I want to encourage my husband to make healthier choices
I want to save money on food (and stop eating out all the time)
I want to feel like I have some control over my own life
I enjoy running and it will be much easier if I lose weight
I don't want to injure myself while running again and I will be less likely to do so if I am lighter
I want to set a good example for my clients
I want to live a long life and watch my son have kids. And his kids have kids

So that's where I am at today.

2017 is the year of self-discipline. Maybe.