Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goal...and going public

The saying "fat and happy" really applies to me.  I've never been happier in my life.  I have an amazing husband and we have a great marriage.  I love my house.  Even my job isn't terrible these days.

But one thing that really isn't great is I've put on a lot of weight.  I've debated about 'going public' with my efforts to lose weight.  There are the definite pros (the support).  There are also the cons (admitting to everyone you have a problem).

However, the pros outweighed the cons.  Not to mention that if you know me 'in real life' then you already know I need to lose weight.  Just putting that out there!

So I'm starting to make some life changes.  I'm not talking about a diet, because diets don't work.  The changes I need to make are true lifestyle changes.  A couple of weeks ago we bought a used treadmill and I've been getting up to walk each morning.  I've also started paying a lot closer attention to what I eat and tracking it on the livestrong app on my phone.  

There are the obvious benefits of looking and feeling better, but I'm also concerned about health risks.  I turned 33 this year and I'm not getting any younger.  The other major factor is we'd love to have a baby, but it's not healthy for me (or the baby) to get pregnant while I'm this overweight.

So there it is.  There's my big dirty secret that I'm ready to change.

For a little bit of inspiration I want to post a picture of me from May of 2007.  I wasn't thin here, but I was pretty happy with how I looked.  In fact, this was taken in Washington DC, the day after Pat proposed.  I was a very happy girl!

I hope you'll join me on my journey!


Mary said...

Way to go on using the treadmill! GL!

Emily said...

I'm so proud of you! being "public" is hard!

Autumn Marie said...

You rock J! I am right there with you so if you need any support at all you will definatly get it from me. Love you Cousin in Law =)

~Jaime~ said...

Thank you all! I really appreciate all the support!!