Sunday, January 01, 2017
Hello! My name is Carol. I am 42 years old and I am from Texas. I have a wonderful husband and 3 children, a 19 year old daughter and 2 sons...16 and 13. i work full time and I love my job. I am also overweight. I lack energy and motivation.
I am tired of my weight controlling my life. I am tired of wallowing in my self pity. I am tired of alienating myself from my husband because I don't want him to see what I look like underneath all of the layers. I am tired of hiding or not wanting to be in pictures because I don't like the way I look. I allowed a picture of myself to be taken last night and I looked at it this morning and cried. I don't know that girl. I need to get my life back.
Today is the first day of a new year. I am not going to sit here and make false promises to myself. It has to be realistic this isn't about a quick fix. This is about the long haul. Making healthy and positive changes and setting attainable goals. Getting healthy so that I am here for my family. I have done this before. I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO! When I first started with Sparkpeople, I lost over 40 pounds. So step 1 getting out from behind the curtain and putting myself out there. Surrounding myself with like minded people. This is me...if you are interested in getting to know me and getting through this journey together, hop on the crazy train! lol
This morning I begrudgingly got on the scale. I know, I know...the scale isn't everything. I needed to do it. I have a challenge starting in a few days, I didn't want to be in total shock. I needed to see that number. I REFUSE to hit 200! So, here you have it. All of me.
WEIGHT 199.6 (THAT IS WAYYYY TO CLOSE TO 200)
CHEST 43 IN
LEFT ARM 12 IN
RIGHT ARM 13.5 IN
LEFT THIGH 26.5
RIGHT THIGH 27.4