rediscovering: a healthier me

It's my last rediscovering post :)  It's been good for me to put things down on paper  the computer screen.  At the end of this process, I am confident I will be a happier, healthier & more wonderful me.  Speaking of healthier - that's the last subject of my rediscovering process.  Most of my life I was thin & never had to worry about my weight.  Ever.  I could eat all the hamburgers I wanted & it didn't affect my weight.  I'll spare you all the details, but in the course of my 1st year of marriage, I gained 100 lbs.  Yes, I said in one year.  It ruined my life for many years.  And then I finally decided to do something about it.  I exercised religiously(Pilates, walking, TeaBo, joined a gym) for a handful of years & still couldn't lose a single pound.  What was up??!!  It was very disheartening & I finally gave up.  Then I hit a low point in my life.  A very low point.  And I knew deep down there was more to life than being sad about my weight all the time.  At that time, I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  I was told it would make it all the more of a challenge to lose weight.  I tried anyway.  Dr. Oz had just put out his book You on a Diet and it changed my life.  I devoured the book (no, not literally) & over the course of a year I learned how to eat the right way.  I lost 75 lbs. & have kept it off for 2 years now.  That book changed my life.  But it takes commitment & sometimes I fall off the healthy food path.  In rediscovering who I am & who I want to be, I'm making small changes to get back on the right path.  My family is very supportive & we all do this healthy thing together.  However, I always have room for improvement & I don't exercise enough.  Hardly at all really.  So I need to get my rear in gear.  I know some people hate exercising but I don't really mind it.  I just need to find the motivation to do it.  Maybe putting it out there for the world to read will make me more accountable.  I hope so anyway. 

**I've made it a goal to fit into a super cute vintage dress I bought this summer.  What's your healthy goal??

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this post! I can relate for sure. I struggle with my weight as well, and mine is due to my health problems. It is twice as hard for me to lose weight then the normal person. I became a vegetarian at the end of Feb due to my disease. It is not for everyone, but it has done wonders for my disease. The Dr. is amazed at my progression. I know I'll never be what I was in Highschool/early marriage (120 lbs). I want to be healthy and feel comfortable in my clothes. I have that book and I use it quite often to motivate me. I love to run and that keeps my engery up. Hope you get into that cute vintage dress, thats always good motivation. Congrats on your sucess and thanks for sharing...it's nice to know I am not alone. :)


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