After quitting smoking a little over a year ago I've continued to gain weight...a lot of it. Now, I was on my way up already, but since I quit smoking I've reached an all time high. And not a good one. I broke the 200 lb barrier. It makes me want to cry just typing that.
I've been playing around with the idea of losing weight and getting back in shape. I've gone to a few sites, I've filled out some of the info on them, have even used a few of their calorie and activity counters. I've increased the amount of water I drink, I've changed some of my eating habits by eating more veggies, and hardly ever eating bread. But, I haven't gotten serious about it. I've asked myself time and time again what it will take for me to commit to changing my lifestyle, what I need to do to be successful at it (because I don't commit to anything unless I am determined to Do It Well. Period).
I've thought about what I did to quit smoking and how I could apply that to losing weight. What I figured out was that I set a date to quit, I prepared by getting a quit smoking aid, I found an online support site and got actively involved on it, I made up my mind that I would NEVER take another puff of a cigarette. I committed to it. All the way. I was scared, not sure I could actually follow through with it, but I made up my mind that I was going to give it a real try.
So, I decided today. I'm going to give this the best I can right now. My friend Michelle, who's lost almost 60 pounds, has reminded me that taking one step and sticking to it is sometimes the best we can do at any one time, so here is the first real step for me. I'm going public with this journey. I'm hoping that by publicly declaring my intent to lose weight, like publicly declaring I was going to stop smoking, that i will be committed to it in a way I haven't been up until now.
The name of this blog is corny to the max, but the other ones I wanted were already used, so I finally just chose this because I was afraid if I left in frustration it would take me another week or month or more to come back and announce this intention. And I wanted to get started NOW.
3 months ago