This is what the scale read when I stepped on it this morning.
I think it's finally time to do something about it.
To make a long story short my 5'7" frame used to be 145 lbs. I was wearing 6-8's and exercising regularly. In 2005, I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The meds they put me on helped me gain 40 pounds in a year. I was up to 185. Then in late 2006 I got pregnant. I quickly gained more weight (a lot of fluid but that's a whole other pregnancy story) and by the time I delivered I was 275! Two weeks after delivery I was down to 225. For the last year and a half I've been fluctuating between 215 and 240 wearing size 18 pants and 3X shirts to cover my huge belly. I've been asked twice recently when I was due - yikes!
My plan is to lose 86 pounds. I'm shooting for a pound a week or a little more. My goal is to be 145 by my birthday, the end of november of 2010. I'm going to walk daily. I'm going to eat more healthfully but mainly, watch my portions. I will have to battle the meds to curb cravings but I can do it. I want to be healthy for eLijAh - we have too many things to do together.
While I don't want this blog to become a weight loss journal , I do want to share this part of my life with you, just as I share all of my creations, eLijAh pics, and other life happenings. I will have "weigh in wednesdays". This will help me stay focused and keep you up to date without making this blog feel yucky.
Okay, enough about that.
I have a blue ridge parkway license plate whose motto is "share the journey"
Thank you for coming along.