Day 6 Challenge - Blog Post
Saturday, August 29, 2020
I have been planning to blog but haven't actually done it yet so I guess it's a good thing that this is the day six challenge. Sharing personal information publicly is not something I do much of and it makes me a bit uncomfortable. Even with facebook, I'm on but rarely post. I'm not sure why. I guess in my mind I think I'm going to see someone in 'real life' that has read something personal about me and is going to judge me by that. Odd, I know...but there is a reason for my paranoia that I won't get in to just yet.
Anyway....for this weight loss attempt I've decided that I really need to step out of my comfort zone. I see many other people post and blog and I truly enjoy reading their stories. Many I find inspirational. Perhaps someone will enjoy my story and eventually I hope to also be inspirational.
I have about 100 pounds to lose to get to the weight I was at when I got married. More realistically, 80 pounds to where I think I will be comfortable. I've never been a thin person, as a kid I was just a bit chubby and when my parents divorced and my mother left I put on a lot of weight. I was tortured in middle school and early high school for my weight but ended up losing a lot of it before I graduated. I maintained a fairly decent weight up until I got married and had kids. When I was pregnant with my first, my daughter, I put on enough weight to give birth to a full grown six year old. Funny...but true. When I was pregnant with my second, my son, I tried to be more careful but still put on a lot of weight. And so...for the past 22 years I have struggled, with the last five years really being devastating to my weight and health.
And so here I am....I am on day six and have done well this week. No junk food, no processed foods, and already the bloated feeling in my abdomen is feeling better. I love the interaction here on SparkPeople and hope to make some friends here. I also love the things like points and daily check ins that really help to make you come back and be accountable. My official weigh in day is Monday but I peeked at the scale and I think I am going to be happy with this week's results.
If anyone does stumble across this...feel free to drop me a note, I love hearing from others!