I have decided to start a new series that will post to all blogs because it affects all parts of my life. It is not an uncommon blog trend, so clearly I am not doing this type of posting for anyone but myself. Maybe if I’m lucky it will help someone else too. I am overweight. Or I guess obese by some standards. I am 5’8″ and weigh approximately 300 pounds. Yes, you read that correctly. Most people don’t think I weigh anywhere close to that. I hate the excuses so I am going to describe my situation and hopefully not bring up anything that sounds like an excuse again. These aren’t meant to do anything other than talk about how I am. No lies, all truth. My family is big. I mean that both in the sense of overweight, but also in the sense of our structure. My sister, at her smallest when she was working her butt off for her size, was an 8. I will never be small, and I am ok with that. I have many issues that are both a cause and an effect of my weight. I have asthma, and have had it since I was a child. I never outgrew it and it is forever exacerbated by my allergies. Dust, dander, pollen, the works. As if I needed anything else I have arthritis in my back from many falls off of horses, and torn ligaments in the arch of my feet. I am also dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I know, wow, that is a lot. Most of these issues will get better with weight loss. I am not looking to be skinny, because that is unrealistic for me. I want to be healthy, and comfortable in my skin again. I am currently a 24 and I want to go back to being a 16. This is the first time I have blogged about my weight because I have never been happy about it. I have decided to try something different in hopes that doing something different will give me different results. Here is what I am doing so far:
-I am swapping soda (diet or regular) for sparkling water like La Croix wherever I can. I don’t recommend to everyone because it won’t work for everyone. I grew to like sparkling water while in europe.
-I am trying to use MyFitnessPal but I struggle with routines, and sticking to it. I am not necessarily keeping to their goal, because I think I should eat less calories than they suggest (with my doctors consent).
-I’ve joined the YMCA but will be putting a gym bag together this week.
-Alcohol (Easy to forget how terrible this is for you)
-Being STARVING after school
-I hate most veggies. I will eat broccoli, squash, green beans, baked beans, green peas, corn, and potatoes.
What I am planning to do:
-Get a gym bag together
-Go to the grocery store for more veggies (I’m due for a trip anyway)
-Try to prep my snacks for the day in advance, and have them with me to avoid the fast food temptation.
I’d love to hear some stories from y’all, recipe ideas, or tips you’ve use.