Thursday, January 3, 2013

...And we're back!

What can I say that hasn't already been said a million times? I need to lose weight. I need to be healthy to live the best life I can with my family. I need to care about myself enough to do the right thing even when it's so hard. 

I rejoined weight watchers again. I have a group of friends online - who I met through buying and selling Hudson's clothes on facebook - who are also trying to get healthy this year. I really feel like this time is different (I don't say this every time). I haven't been as stressed about trying to lose weight as I usually am. I'm taking one day (sometimes one meal) at a time and trying to make the best choice I can make. 

I have spent the last year making sure my child knows how to eat and enjoy the right foods. He's an awesome eater! He loves vegetables and has no idea what candy or fast food tastes like. I would like to keep it that way for as long as possible. He's now at the age where he wants whatever I have... my drink, my food, my phone, the remote. I have been really embarrassed lately that I don't want to give him what I'm eating or drinking because it's not something I ever want him to eat. He will ultimately do what I do, not what  I say. I have to change. I have to eat like I expect him to eat. I want him to break the cycle of obesity in my family. 

New start weight: 231 (251 - highest)
Goal #1 - 10% loss - 208 by Mother's Day - May 12, 2013

terrible picture of me but good motivation