Overcoming Obesity

Friday, December 31, 2010

365 Days with the 330 Pound Woman, scratch 295 pound woman

It is hard to imagine that 365 days have come to pass. I wasn't sure what was going to happen when I began this journey, no real commitments (other to blogging) just the idea of wanting to become healthier.

I lost 63 pounds by June of 2010. I maintained that weight through business travel and over the summer. From September to today, I have packed on inches and pounds. My weight loss is now down 35 pounds. I have quit smoking (1/4/11 will be exactly one year) which is a huge accomplishment in itself.

I went from not being able to bend over and tie my shoes at a size 28 down to a 22 pant. I am now back in a 24 pant and that is tight. I began this year loathing exercise and end it wishing I was still exercising everyday, it really did so much for me, emotionally and physically.

I found out that I had a passion for biking and hiking and that I could actually cook a pretty dang good meal that was healthy.

Overall, this was a great year. I have to admit, it terrifies me that I allowed myself to gain so much weight back in the last few months (honestly, I gained it Sept and October) and how quickly I lost my stamina and energy from not working out... it tells me that I am still the 330 pound woman. Even though the scales says otherwise, I have been eating what I want, when I want. My midnight snacking is back in nearly full force.

All though, I am struggling, I am not done. One thing I did learn this year, is that you slip, fall and get back up. You can't cry over spilt milk or obsess on what you may feel is a failure. You have to get up, dust off and keep moving.

As I have battled many challenges this year, traveled, found a full time job, lost weight, gained weight, LOVED exercising, hated exercising... I am ending the last day of 2010 very proud and content with my journey.

I will celebrate that I am 35 pounds lighter, two sizes smaller and enjoy my healthy lungs! My goal in 2011 is to move forward with my weight loss. Pick myself up, dust myself off, cook, pre-plan, weigh, measure, track what I eat and exercise.

2011 is going to be an amazing year. To health and prosperity, Happy New Year!!!