I've never openly admitted that before. I've always struggled with my weight. Things got out of control when I started college. There are so many details that contributed to my issues, but I'm sure everyone's been there.
I've been to doctors. They say "Diet and exercise. That's all you need." or "Wow! You don't look like you weigh that much!" Neither of those things help. I'm not looking for a miracle diet. I'm not expecting instant results. I'm ready for a real change. I'm ready to acknowledge that it could take me a couple of years to get healthy.
I guess what I'm looking for is somewhere safe to be honest about what I'm going through. No one in my life knows. Every time I see family, they tell me I look like I've lost weight. I haven't stopped gaining weight, so I'm not sure if they're just trying to be nice or not.
I've been on WebMD for a few days now, checking out the food & fitness planner and some of the articles. I figured it was time to announce my presence. Maybe someone will have some advice.View Thread
Thanks. I decided to use the Food & Fitness Planner. It helps me keep track of everything. I'm also blogging every day on blogger.com to help me stay accountable to myself. I realized a long time ago that if I have to write (or type) things that I'm eating, I'm more careful about what I eat. I don't want to have to remind myself of the not-so-good-for-me things, so I'm more likely to stay away from them. The Planner on here has definitely been great.
As for tackling a couple of things for this first week, I decided no fast food (I'm a college kid, it's a habit) and 64 oz of water a day. Today I also took one of the dogs for a walk around part of the neighborhood. It was only ten minutes and it was manageable, so I think I'll continue that, as well.
Making small changes is my goal. I need a lifestyle change. In the past, I've tried just jumping into it. I get overwhelmed and discouraged. Soon, I give up. I'm determined not to let that happen this time. The other thing I'm doing different (now that I live on my own) is not including my mom. She gets a little TOO rah-rah about it and it's frustrating. Too much pressure. Which is why I'm here, looking for a different source of motivation/encouragement.
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm really looking forward to being on here with everyone.View Thread