Friday, January 15, 2010

Hi, My Name is Donna,and I Am Fat

I don't know if the above photo is going to come out or not..right now it's a bunch of numbers and letters,which I have never seen happen before. At any rate,it's a photo taken after the yard was decorated for the holidays. We finished up as it was starting to snow. Now there are several inches of snow on the ground. The weather today is going to be in the upper 30's to low 40's-a heat wave for this time of the year. I am looking forward to March-the clocks spring forward on March 14,which makes the sunlight last a little longer,and the first day of spring follows shortly behind.

One of my goals for this year is to lose weight. I am overweight for a woman of only 5 ft 2 1/2 inches. I started on my journey on Jan 4,and as of yesterday lost 3.6 lbs. I am not following a specific diet plan. I am cutting out alot of bread,carbs,portion sizes,and sweets,and working out at home three days a week ( minimum). I do aerobics,lift hand weights,do sit ups,wall push ups,leg lifts,and do the elliptical bike. So far in 10 days I have gone from 2 minutes to 7 on the bike,so progress is being made.

I don't have a specific goal in mind,I think more or less because I don't want to think of all the weight I should lose. I am going according to how I feel. If I am content after 20 lbs,that's where I'll stop.I know I will never see Size 2 again.

I am not saying I don't have cookie now and then,I just don't have 10!

My problem with weight started after my pregnancy. I have been up and down,up and down......and up. I am an emotional eater. If I'm happy, I eat. If I'm sad, I eat. I come from a gene pool that has it's addictions.However, these last few years since Rick was gone and came back my addiction has kicked in full swing. I start to lose,then I decide I can handle it and all my weight comes back. It is no fun.

I finally got tired of being winded climbing a flight of stairs,of having everything I try on look horrendous,and of feeling embarrassed when I go out in public.My Dear Friend Michelle and I are supporting each other in our quest to lose weight. She does not look like she needs to lose much,the lucky Ducky.However, it doesn't matter what the number is,it's how you feel about yourself. My goal is for health,and if I am being totally honest,to look good. I am also needed here for my son and my husband.They rely on me. A heart attack would not be a good thing,which is another issue that runs in my family. Plus,being woman in her early 40's,I know that it is going to just get harder and harder as I get older to lose weight,so I needed to get my butt in gear.

At the end of the month, I am going to do another weigh in,and retake my measurements.Even if it's only another pound and an inch, I am one step closer to living a more healthy life.


  1. Good on you Donna. I to have an issue with weight that started in my 2nd pregnancy. I craved fried potatoes, my f-i-l gave me an unlimited supply of twinkies and I was placed on bed rest for almost 6 months. ugh! I too have decided it is time. With the move to the farmstead I know that I will end up losing weight because of all the work that has to be done. It's cold out right now, so I think I will stay fluffy until spring. Need the insulation you know.

  2. Good luck,Phelan! It is not easy,that's for sure.