Friday, April 11, 2008

In the Beginning

I am starting this blog at the request of my youngest daughter, Cara. She keeps telling me that I have a lot to offer but I'm not entirely convinced. So...I'm giving this a try and hopefully I will find enough to chat about that you will find interesting and maybe inspiring.

I started this chapter of my weight loss on July , 2007. At that time I weighed 249 pounds which was the heaviest I'd ever been. I don't have a full length mirror and thank goodness for that because when I was in a motel room with the big mirrors I wanted to hang a sheet over them. My husband of 21 years passed away in 2006 and with him around I had no reason to feel the need to lose weight. He told me that I was beautiful the way I was and if my weight didn't affect my health it was no problem for him. So I was obliviously happy with my weight. And besides I could cook anything my "little" heart desired and eat it all. Then when he passed away I didn't feel beautiful anymore.

Cara started on Weight Watchers in May of 2007 and didn't tell me about it right away. When I found out I was thrilled for her. I had lost weight on WW before and was successful but that was in the late 60's to early 70's and the program was horrible. I was so glad to get to my goal weight that I went hog wild and went right back into the world of obesity. So when she told me about the new points system and the things that I'd be able to eat I decided that I'd give it a try and be successful.

So, here I am at it again. Oh, and WW wasn't the only weight lose program I tried. There were many many others. The last one was a 600 calorie a day diet with 11 vitamins to take a day. Now that was a humdinger. Bet I don't have to tell you that I was not a happy camper on that one and although I was never told I'll bet I wasn't fun to be around when.

So far I have lost 50 pounds and am ready for the next 50.

Cara has recently posted me as a guest blogger a couple of times and in my next two blogs I will copy them here.

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