Overcoming Obesity

Friday, January 1, 2010

And my journey begins...

Happy New Year, 2010 is here. As we say goodbye to 2009, I'd like to wish everyone health, love and happiness. So here we are, day 1 of 365. Today my Mom asked me what was my plan with the blog, how was I going to lose weight writing a blog? I said, I'm not sure, I am going to write myself thin... I ate myself fat and will write myself thin. Can you do that? I guess this year will answer that question. Last night, I went out with friends for New Years, we had a wonderful time celebrating the New Year together. On my way home, I stopped at Jack in the Box... hold your seats, I ordered Two Tacos, Sampler Trio and a Sourdough Jack Combo. I was fortunate... and yes, it was all for me. Thank goodness, when they put my order in my bag, they forgot the curly fries... that had to save me like 400 calories, right??? Anyhow, I ate the tacos and part of the sampler trio (1 egg roll, 2 cheese sticks, 2 jalapeno poppers) the burger, I didn't touch. Thank goodness!!!

I'm having dinner with my family tonight: Ham, Black Eyed Peas, Stuffing and Baked Apples. Black eyed peas for good luck and the cabbage in my egg roll for fortune!

Anyhow, as of now, I haven't decided exactly what I am going to do over the next 365 days, I do know, I need to change my eating habits and begin to exercise... I have a membership to Curves, which I have paid for 12 months and have never gone. Tomorrow is a new day and I will begin to take advantage of my membership.

About 4 years ago, I worked out at Curves for about 3 months consistently and actually lost 53 pounds, since then... I've gained over 80 pounds. I can't cry over that now. I will just take it day by day.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Step One Complete

The idea of creating a blog came to me a few days ago. I've decided to begin my journey to overcome obesity on January 1, 2010... yes yes, taboo taboo. This is not another resolution to lose weight this is a commitment to becoming aware of my destructive behavior with food. I will begin posting daily on January 1st. There are many secrets that hide in my closet of overeating that may or may not come out in the year to come. I do promise not to sweep anything else under the rug or shove it into my secret closet... I will post the day to day details. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. So again, step one... it is complete. The blog is up and hopefully running. I look forward to sharing myself with you over the year to come.

I have decided that I will post a picture of me, an honest picture. Over the last ten years, all of my pictures are head shots and I think it is fair to say, I have gone public... I won't pretend or hide anymore, I will publish a picture of my body... what I hide from. It is true, I avoid mirrors at all cost. Occasionally, when I catch a glance of myself, I don't recognize the woman who looks back at me...