Friday, May 25, 2007
Taking It Back
Sorry I have been missing for awhile. Work has kept me really busy. I have policy revisions that are due and I am trying frantically to get them fininshed today. Add that to two additional grants that I have to write and a grant revision due next week and I am one busy girl.
If you have been around for awhile you may know that I struggle with my weight. Always have and probably always will. Five years ago next week I had gastric bypass surgery. I lost 150 pounds before I had my children. It was the hardest and best decision I have ever made for myself. Unfortunately, I have fallen back into all the old habits that made me 380+ pounds in the first place. And I have decided that it has to stop.
I didn't go through everything that I went through to end up where I was 5 years ago. I haven't gained back all the weight but I have put on 50 pounds from where I was three or so years ago. Those old problems are coming back. I have no energy, my back hurts, my knee hurts when I walk up and down stairs and/or hills. Not to mention I hate the way I look. There is no one to blame but myself, and I am the only one that can do something about it.
So, starting this past Monday I joined Weight Watchers. I contemplated joining other groups such as LA Weight Loss or Jenny Craig, but I think that this will be the best bet for me. I definately can't do it on my own, I need someone or something to hold me accountable. Although losing weight fast appeals to me for obvious reasons, I need something that will retrain this brain of mine and teach me once and for all how to lose it and keep it off.
So, if I am a bit of a grouch for the next few weeks forgive me ok? I am wanting a Snickers and a Mountain Dew!
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