Who are you losing weight for?
When I made the decision to finally take control of my life, and lose some weight, I've admitted that I did for my kids.
When I reached 252 pounds...my blood pressure soared, and my doctor informed me I would have to start taking blood pressure medication.
It hit me then that my life simply made NO SENSE.
How does a mother who loves her kids more than anything...let herself get so overweight, that there is REAL possibility she could have a stroke?
I was on the medication for about 2 weeks before I decided that it didn't make sense.
My #1 reason to lose weight: kids
As for reason #2, it’s my husband, Steve.
I know that Steve probably should be number 1!!! Sorry buddy....I LOVE YOU!
And I do love Steve very much...and our relationship changed after I became obese. And by relationship...I mean 'relationship'. I didn't feel very good about my body, and intimacy became more and more difficult. Pretty hard to have a good marriage without intimacy.
Reason #3 to lose weight: me.
I realize of course this is all messed up.
And the good news is that's changing.
I'm not on the medication, I've lost 60 pounds, I'm happier than I've been in years. Life is good. But it can better.
And this time it's for me.
This is my final round of the 'Pound A Day Diet'. I plan to lose another 20 pounds.
And it's simply so I can be even healthier.
I want to start running this summer.
I want to start yoga this summer.
I want to wear my swimsuit and feel COMFORTABLE.
I know the only way I'll be able to keep the weight off is too stay focused on myself. To put myself first.
If you're working to lose weight, ask yourself who you are losing the weight FOR?
It better be you!