I really have NO idea how to begin this post.
I know it's the LAST thing you want to read about at this time of the year.
I just couldn't hold it in anymore.
It's been a life long struggle.
I've been successful in the past.
In 2005 I joined the Leanness Lifestyle
I lost 80+ pounds.
I was so happy.
I was so healthy.
I really thought I'd never gain it back.
Being fat is painful. Emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I'm not going to go into it all today.
All I know is this.
I have a problem.
So does everyone else.
It might not be food.
It might be alcohol.
It might be having too many cats and chickens. Oh wait, I have that one too.
It might be spending too much money.
It might be sexual.
It might be gambling.
Mine just happens to be one that I can't hide.
My adult weight has ranged from 150# to 300#.
It's such a selfish way to live. I see that more clearly now. It's beyond looking good, it's about living, and living well, and living long. It's about not being a burden to my family when I'm older. It's about not putting myself at a higher risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
To say that I will address my weight problem without addressing my sugar addiction is like a gambling addict saying he or she will set up a spending budget without addressing the gambling problem.
Can a crack addict just take a 'little' crack?
Can I just have a 'little' sugar?
I don't know.
I promise not to make this blog all about my weight loss journey.
But I do promise to keep you updated weekly, because I need the public accountability.
I do promise to share healthy, tasty recipes with you.
I do promise to share the funny side of weight loss.
I do promise to succeed.
Every Wednesday morning, by 8am, I will post my weight with a newspaper so you can see how much I weigh, and the date (if you care).
If I do not meet my goal for the week, I will give the first person to leave a comment a $50 Amazon.com gift card.
Is that a good idea? You'll be sending me boxes of cookies won't you!?
My goal for next Wed. is 239.
I had to start this now, because I just can't stand myself anymore.
If I waited til January, like everyone else, I fear I'd gain ten more pounds.
Anyone care to join me? If you are interested in the Leanness Lifestyle, you can check it out at www.leannesslifestyle.com, or you can email me and I can fill you in on the program. It's a very good, sound, balanced program.