Today I have an embarrassing post to write. I need to lose weight. 30 pounds to be exact. I've been watching the pounds creep up on me week after week and I need to put a major halt onto this weight gain and stop my unhealthy habits.
There are several reasons my weight has gone up. I quit exercising a year ago because of my knees. I'm turning 46 next month so my metabolism is slowing down. My youngest turns 13 this month and I will have three teenagers in the house, a cause of stress eating.
I know what to do to get the weight off. I just can't seem to do it. about 20 years ago I worked for a company called Physician's Weight Loss. I was their nurse and would draw blood, do EKG's, assist the physician and do lots of nutritional teaching.
I know if I went to my doctor right now, my blood pressure would be up, my cholesterol and triglycerides would be sky high. I just don't feel good right now nor do I feel good about myself and what I'm eating. I've been thinking about this for some time now and have made a firm decision to make a change.
Will you join me?
My first tip to you is to fully decide weight loss and improved health is something YOU TRULY desire and are committed to. I'm at that point now. You can't get healthy for someone else. It has to be something that only you desire. Next tip, make yourself accountable to someone. I'm making myself accountable to you. Those who are most successful in weight loss are accountable to someone else. That someone might be at a weight loss program counselor, a family or friend, or a blog buddy.
Even if you are at your goal weight and are just wanting to live a healthy lifestyle, go ahead and join in. We can all learn from each other. If you are currently in the middle of a weight loss journey, join as well. Anyone who wants to eat right and live healthy is welcome.
I've put a link up that you can join if you like. We can check on each other weekly. I don't think it is necessary to post our actual weight, but it is helpful to post our goal (my goal is to lose 30 pounds) and how we are doing weekly. We can also post if we are doing anything special to help us with our new healthy lifestyle including recipes. I'm very familiar with Weight Watchers as I'm sure some of you are as well. If you want to post point values of food then go right ahead. Each week I'll post how many pounds I lose and how many I have to go to reach my weight. (Didn't that sound positive? "How many POUNDS I'll lose")I'll also be posting a tip that I am focusing on for the week. One thing, most of my posts on weight loss and healthy living will be on Mon, but I have an occasional guest post I've already scheduled for some Mondays. In that case, look for the weight loss update and links on Tuesday.
Be sure to sign in on McKlinky below so we can find you and stop by your site. If you want, I have a "Lets Get Healthy" blog button for your blog. This is not required though for you to join in.
This week's tip is to be 110% committed to better health and to be accountable. I want this to be the last time I ever have to lose this weight.