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My Journey begins today and I am super excited. Day 1

BelindaA

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I remember reading Oprah’s book many years ago and she talked about her revelation that she weighed as much as the Heavy Weight boxing Champion. The Heavy Weight! What was his weight? 220. Guess what I weighed this morning when I started, 219.2. Holy Cow, how did I get here?

My family has a lot of issues, I do mean A LOT. But so does everyone, I know that. But I began suffering from depression and I turned to food. For the first time in my life I am uncomfortable even sitting down, it’s hard to tie my shoes; and this is very embarrassing. This makes me feel more depressed; cheese and crackers makes that a little better. I also stopped moving so much. Well this is my story and this blog is my personal diary. I’ve just decided to share it with those who can relate. I’m not hiding it (you cannot hide giant weight gains, 30 pounds in one year) instead I’m owning it. Owning the current weight and driving my journal. At least this is the plan.

Day one is today and I joked 30 minutes after getting up that I was still on plan. I often eat breakfast, but I do it late. This morning I had the Turkey/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Banana Yogurt and a Tangerine. I feel like a stuffed pig.

My plan? Take my husband on the journey with me. He is super supportive and needs to drop a fair amount of lb’s as well. He’s 6’3” to my 5’4” so weight on him is nothing like weight on me. I’ll take him with me just the same. Fix a lot of veggies and make him the store bought meals. That’s the plan anyway.

If you are reading this then you are on the journey too, maybe our paths will cross. We need to remember, there are powers in numbers.

Not sure if there is room in my giant belly for the anytime bar in an hour!



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Hi BelindaA!

Welcome! I had to laugh when I read what you wrote about Oprah. I remember that. Guess what I weighed the day I walked into JC? 284 pounds! (You think that means I could kick the Heavy Weight Champs BUTT?) I can relate to so much of what you wrote, particularly the physical struggles to do the simplest tasks, and using food as your "medicine". It was certainly my best friend. Or so I thought!

I think it's wonderful that you're taking your husband with you on your journey! Misery lives company, right! Seriously though, having a good support system can make ALL the difference in the world. I lost almost 95 pounds in 10 months while I continued to feed my thin husband whatever he wanted.There were days it was TORTURE for me to watch what he consumed. Fast forward to today and my dear husband has been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Now he's on the journey with me whether he likes it or not!! (Not to lose weight, of course, but to eat more of the healthy foods that nourish and fuel his body properly.) He was always incredibly supportive every step of the way during the 90+ pound loss, but last week he told me he has a new appreciation for the discipline I've had in turning my life around. That was music to my ears! I hope that you and your husband will enjoy that same appreciation of eachother!

As for that "giant belly", just stay focused and work hard. It will be a distant memory sooner than you think! Best wishes for great success!

Jen

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