Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just one year ago.....

It was one year ago this week that I turned the corner from healthy eating, and started down that slippery slope to gaining weight back instead of losing. My uncle died unexpectedly, and all the emotions of my own husband's unexpected death came flooding back. I had been struggling just to stay where I was weight-wise for several months, after losing about 80 lbs in the previous year. Then suddenly, I blinked, it was now December, and I realized I had gained back almost all that I had lost.

So here I am today. I feel ready to tackle this giant weight loss albatross again. I am tired of stuffing myself into my clothes, and of being too exhausted at the end of the day to do much of anything except sit around. I know I need to start exercing again, preparing my meals, the whole bit.

Tomorrow I am going to step on the scale, and see the damage of a year of poor choices. And then, hopefully, I can start stepping in the right direction.


  1. I feel off the wagon too.
    Getting on the scale was a slap in the face and it helped me try to get back on the wagon but I am still not there.

    I hope we can both get back to our healthy lifestyle.

    SOrry to hear about your uncle. Dealing with death is a hard thing, and food sometimes comforts us in the worse times.

    Hang in there , one day at a time. :)

  2. Sorry about your uncle. Losing someone we're close to is difficult.

    Good for you confronting your albatross. You can do this!:)

  3. Sorry about your uncle. I can appreciate how difficult a time it must have been for you.
    Weight loss is much like quitting smoking, in that it can take several attempts to finally get the right system that works for YOU. The important thing is to not give up. I am so proud of you for facing that scale and planning to move forward in a healthier direction. I have been there before, so I know how hard it can be.
    You can do this!!