And, I used to be thin.
I was thin, skinny really, all during my teens and early twenties. I remember being so proud that I could wear the same dress to my college graduation as I did to my high school graduation. That dress? It was a size eight.
Almost twenty years later and I’m thin no longer. And this is going to sound silly, but I don’t really know why. My eating habits have always been horrible. I’ve always liked potato, chips, and chocolate, but it never seemed to matter that much. I know that I did really go crazy when I was pregnant (two years ago) and lost most of the weight (except for ten pounds), but I’m still overweight.
“Your overweight,” my doctor said. “You need to loose weight. You need to loose at least thirty pounds for a normal BMI.”
“I know,” I said. “I’m trying.”
The thing about this is that I really haven’t been trying that hard to loose the weight. I’m not very good at dieting. I still find myself thinking of myself as a thin person who can eat whatever she wants, but one who just happens to be trapped in an overweight person’s body. I find that magic wand and BLOOWEY, I’m thin again.
Anyone have one they’d like to sell? I’ve check Ebay, but no dice.
In the absence of that magic wand, I’m going to start slowly. I’ve been on Weight Watchers; I’ve been off Weight Watchers. I’ve tried NutriSystem, the Zone Diet, Atkins, and just about anything you can think about. I might go wandering back to Weight Watchers eventually, but for now, I’m just going to try to set a goal a week and try to live up to it.
This week (or at least the days left in it)?
1) No eating after 7:30pm
2) Go to the gym at least three times
3) Open up my pedometer and learn how to use it
4) Comment on this blog and be supportive of other folks
So, there I am, getting started.