When I first thought of writing this blog I knew I had to lose weight. At 5’3″ & 198 pounds, I was no longer the cute girl wearing a size 4 or 6, yup I had now reached maximum density. This really came to light in May when I returned home from the BlogPaws Conference and saw a pic of me and Riley walking the red carpet for the Nose-to-Nose Awards.
Yes that is me and Riley, so embarrassed to say. But when I look at it I just can’t believe it. How did that happen? Because in my mind I still look like this.
I’m not sure what happened, but somewhere along the way I stopped working out. No quick 30 minute 3 mile runs or leg pressing 300 pounds, now I am 60 lbs overweight. But is that the worst?
Change Needs to Happen NOW!
Apparently NOT! September 10th, 2014 was a life changing day. It was the day I was diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, anemia and high blood pressure. OMG!!! I’m too young for all this to be happening. I was sent home from the doctor’s office with a glucose meter and a ton of prescriptions for medications. To be honest I cried on the way home, but at the same time I knew this was not going to be the end of the world or my life. It was going to be the beginning of becoming healthy and beautiful once again.
Being Healthy is a Journey
Fast forward a few months and I have managed to lose 12 lbs, no longer anemic and my cholesterol levels are normal. Yes, medications have been helpful with a few things, but I don’t want to stop my progress. I have a goal to become healthy and not have a need for my Type 2 Diabetes medication. I have a goal to run a 10 minute mile again. I have a goal to live a long happy life.
To help me along on this journey I have decided to join Weight Watchers. Even though I know how to eat healthy, I need accountability and love the idea of weighing in every week. I have a competitive spirit, so competing against myself is great! After my first week I lost an additional 2.2 lbs! So we are down 14 since I was first diagnosed. Yippee!!!
This is going to be my journey and today I invite you to join me on that journey.
Be sure to check out my About Me page know a little more about me and what you will find coming up on this blog!