I have had several close friends tell me I should start a blog….and here it is! I am not sure what all will come out of my fingers onto the page so just bear with me during this learning process. For starters I want to list my goals every month and then I will write and let you know how I am doing.
This months personal goals are eliminate soda from my daily routine by the tenth and begin drinking 2 quarts of water per day. I have done this in the past and it is amazing how much better I feel from just this simple step. Another goal is to work out (at least 30 minutes of exercise) 10 times this month. Lastly I am going to journal everything I eat or drink and the time of day I eat or drink it.
Are any of you wondering what brought on all this change? Here it is…I am FAT if you ask a doctor I am morbidly obese. This past Saturday we went to Snowbird which is a ski resort about 40 minutes from us. We bought all day passes and had a blast riding the roller coaster in the rain; we also enjoyed riding the Tram up to Hidden Peak with an elevation of 11,000 feet. We saw a spectacular view that made me stand in awe of God’s work, the mountains were beautiful.
AND THEN I wanted to ride the mountain flyer, however, you have to weigh less than 175 lbs to ride alone or less than 425 lbs to ride together. There was a sign clear as day I was too fat to do something I wanted to do. Brushed it off and kept going. I love to rappel so naturally I wanted to do their vertical drop, a 50 foot free fall. As I laid flat on the ground I learned that these two things are very different with rappelling you still have control of your descent with a free fall not so much. I was able to do the vertical drop but just barely the weight limit 285 lbs I weighed in at 231.2 so weight wise I was good; however, I could barely get the harness on. At first these things didn’t really bother me I was just like that sucks I couldn’t ride a ride but as I laid awake that night I got angry.
Naturally I wanted to try to find someone to blame. I couldn’t find anyone who was at fault for my current condition but me. So ouch, I am FAT and its MY fault. Then I laid there even longer wide awake unable to sleep (a normal thing for me) thinking that its my fault I am in this mess and it will be my fault if I do nothing about it. I have tried to lose weight in the past I make radical changes for a bit, lose some weight, and then I gain it back when I stop the radical change. I did it last year got under 200 and then the holidays came and I stopped and never got back on track so this time I am doing things different…NO radical changes. I am going to try to set my self up for success.
My goals are listed above and my first milestone will be to reach a 5% total body loss or 11.5 lbs.