- 4 years ago
Alright ladies and gents, I have an embarrassing problem. My weight. I’ve always been short (I’m only 5ft) but growing up, I was always slightly overweight, it was never enough to concern doctors or anything but I was always chunkier. My junior year of high school I said “Enough is enough” and lost almost 70 lbs to bring me down to about 105lbs. I maintained that weight throughout the rest of high school but as soon as I started dating my ex boyfriend, I kinda gave stopped caring or wanting to be small anymore. We would often go out to eat or you know have dinner with his family and so the weight started to creep up.
Well, we broke up almost two years ago, and after we broke up I was devestated, I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with that man, so in order to deal with my feelings I ate. I ate everything in sight, bags of chips went down by the bagful, boxes of food, anything and everything.
Between then and now, I’ve gained about 65lbs, which I am ashamed to admit. I really am. Because I am so short, the extra weight does not carry well and I look huge.
Well, I’ve recently decided enough is enough and it’s time to lose that extra weight! However, that thought seems so much easier after 2 glasses of wine than when you’re actually trying to figure out how to do it. I know how to lose weight, I”ve done it before, I just don’t know where to begin this time.
So, my question is, does anybody have any advice or any tips they’d like to share? I’d like to get down about those 65lbs by next August (Our wedding) and do it in a healthy way. Right now I’m changing my diet bit by bit, I’ve cut out all pop, I’ve cut out flavored creamers in my coffee (I’m doing half and half) I’m going to start eating more lean meats and up my veggie/fruit intake a lot and cut back on the carbs a bit. (I LOVE pasta and bread.) and see where that goes. I’ve also bought a stepper to do while i watch TV some nights and now that it’s nicer out, walking is also in the cards. I’d love to do a 5k sometime in the future.
I know this is long and I do apologize, any words of encouragment or even where I should begin are welcomed and much appreciated!