My new weight loss journey

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I’m done, absolutely done.

I’m totally done with being over weight.

I’ve tried so many things…. and none of them have worked. Well… mostly because it’s been my fault. I haven’t kept up with what I really should have. I got bored, I got lazy, and I just gave up.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been worried. I actually went to a doctor to make sure the problems I was having had nothing to to with my weight, and he confirmed that my arm numbness had more to do with stress and pinching a nerve than anything else… But… It really freaked me out. I can’t have these things happening to me, and causing even more anxiety… I decided once and for all that I was going to make changes.

Last week, I spoke with a nutritionist, and was given all the info I need to get my body started. I was told to write down everything I eat, at least 3 times a week, to do weights 4x a week and cardio every day… Well… I’m doing great on the food part… The exercise part… not so much. I’m so caught up in work, that I haven’t done my exercise… and it’s totally my fault. I need to make more efforts on that.

Keeping a food journal has been very eye opening. I never realized how many calories I actually took in. I didn’t think I was eating badly, and I probably wasn’t… but I was eating too much. Yes.. There is truth to the statement “too much of a good thing”.

On Monday, July 23, 2012, hubby and I started keeping our food journal and wow. It has changed a lot about how and what we eat. I found myself making decisions I never would’ve considered before. For example, at lunch yesterday, I actually thought about having 2 or 4 tortillas… I made tacos, and I could’ve made 4, but instead, I gave up 2 tortillas, and just ate the filling with a fork to save myself 90 calories. It has been crazy! I never would’ve given it a second thought before I started writing it all down.

I have been going to bed hungry, but that’s good. I’m catching myself when I think about snacking, and making a┬áconscious choice not to.

I do hope that this is just the beginning of a life long change. I have a goal.. I want to lose at least 80 pounds… It will happen.

Join me for the journey?

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6 Responses to “My new weight loss journey”

  1. Rosey says:

    You have my support. I know you can make it to your goal!!

  2. Maria says:

    I am in the same boat Moni, was told by my doc that I am pre diabetic and have high blood pressure! I am committed to taking of ME for a change. I have been going for hour long walks with my dogs at night and I just started weight training at the gym. Watching what I eat is the biggie but I am making better food choices and no eating after 7. Good luck on you weight loss! I’m also looking to lose about 80 lbs as well!

  3. Curtis says:

    It is amazing how much we over eat when you start looking at the actual recommended serving size. Ginny lost roughly 20 pounds just controlling her portion sizes. You are a tough women, I have faith in ya. Ginny tries to take Heika for a walk most mornings, maybe you two could walk together? Good luck and you can do it.

  4. Monica Brady says:

    Maria… We can do it!!! Let’s check in on each other occasionally!

    Curtis.. I’d love to walk with Ginny in the morning!!! I’ll give her a call! Thank you!

  5. Maria says:

    Will do!!! We can do this!

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