Saturday, March 3, 2012
I AM OVERWEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This may seem like a weird way to start my blog – but this is a goal I have been working towards for a while. I have been in the obese category for many years. I hate that word. I have been so unhealthy and have been subjecting my body to junk it did not need. Not only that but I have felt so YUCK! The excess weight has been taking a toll on my body. My knees and back hurt, my blood sugar went up, my cholesterol went up and I have basically felt horrible for a long time.
Now I am overweight. I do not like this word either. However, I am celebrating getting to it today. I came home from weight watchers and told Daniel that I had lost this week and that I was no longer obese but that I was now overweight – he gave me a high 5 and then said “This feels so wrong to say, but congratulations for being overweight.” I told him that was ok and that we would have another celebration when I reached Healthy. I got a major hug from Jon when I told him. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family who celebrates with each success, but also encourage me with times I have “learning opportunities”.
Today begins that next leg in this journey – the road to healthy. I still have so far to go. Sometimes the journey seems so long and feels like I will never get there. What is exciting is that I know now that I can do it. I must make small goals that are achievable and I must celebrate each one of them.
Now off to goodwill – I have clothes to donate that no longer fit! YEA!!!!! Then off to the grocery store to get healthy foods!!!!