Friday, July 23, 2010

And here I thought I would just surrender....


But NO! I have to see myself in a picture and totally hate the way I look. I know I am sounding crazy right now but the truth is I was all set to give up on the thought of ever losing weight and learning to accept me for me until I went to Hershey park with my family and in laws.
I took a picture with a Hershey Kiss and my sister- in-law. I couldn't believe what I was looking at when I saw it. My stomach was hanging out of my shirt (major muffin top), my butt looked huge and I have 3 chins.
Where did Jessica go and why was I accepting this? I have completely let myself go because I was afraid of what I would have to do to lose the weight and feel like a woman again. It is easier to hide in sweat pants and t-shirts.
I took a stand and put my self on a diet. I am eating healthy and working out. I will not let this weight that has taken my body prisoner for the past 5 years have control over me anymore.
I am happy to say that after a week and a half I have so far lost six pounds. I am not starving myself and I'm not killing myself working out either. I would like to continue to lose the weight and not burn myself out quickly.
What I am so proud of is not just my decision, but my family's decision to support me. My daughter workouts with me and really is like a coach and will not allow me to whine. My children are not liking all the healthy food but they are not complaining as much as I would think either.
I am hoping to report more of my weight loss next week and to incorporate a little of it in my blog too. If any of you have any advice or great recipes please feel free to share them with me. I really would appreciate it.
Till next time,
Jessica

3 comments:

Rene said...

I have been sitting in front of the computer too much myself. Must be disciplined:)

BTW, my boys are going to Hersey Park soon. They love it.

-Rene

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Good for you! I'm proud of you, and I think you're going to do great. :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You basically just wrote about me. I saw a picture of myself today and was SO embarrassed. It has gotten really bad. Good for you for stepping up. I LOVE the photo at the top of your post. :)