I’ve been losing these last twenty pounds since after I had my daughter in 2004. While pregnant with her, I ballooned to 230 lbs due to having gestational diabetes. I was huge! Within weeks of having her, I lost 50 lbs, but the remaining weight has been a chore to get rid of. In 2005, I was at my lowest, almost 100 lbs down from my heaviest weight during pregnancy, but since then, my weight has crept up again. At the beginning of this year, I shunned sodas from my diet and began eating a steadfast diet of low carbs, heavy protein and veggies, and I lost over 20 lbs. But over the summer, during a trip to Miami, I started drinking soda again, and gained back some of the 20 lbs I lost. Womp womp. So much for that.
So here it is November, and I am at a crossroads. Am I happy with my body? No. I don’t want to continue to gain and lose 20 lbs for the rest of my life. I want to be focused on my health and on my well being. And I also want to look in the mirror and fully appreciate and love what it reflects back to me. I don’t want to wait for another round of New Year’s resolutions to get my act together in terms of my weight and health. I want to do this. And I want to do it now.
I’ve got a meeting with a personal trainer this week. I am hoping that having someone on my ass three times a week will help me with my progress and results. I think I fall off because I don’t have anyone in my corner so to speak. I also have the wonderful guys at POM Wonderful hooking me up with their delicious drinks and new formulas, and I am hoping to kick my soda addiction once and for all.
I will be blogging more about my new workout plan and diet here on this blog, although you may see accounts of it over at my other personal blog as well. Here’s to success!