As a women I do as most women do. I hate myself. Frequently. It's unhealthy, unsatisfying and unproductive.
I have been wanting to start a "weight loss" blog for a really long time but am afraid that I will fail at it therefore adding to the list of "un's" (unfinished, uncompleted, you get the idea). So instead of attempting weight loss I am going to start eating healthy, exercising and most important of all LOVING MYSELF for who I am. Love my voluptuous size 15-16, stop envying my pre-baby, pre-college body and enjoy the journey to a PERMANENT healthier lifestyle.
EATING: I found a FREE website that helps you keep track of what you eat. I used to be an avid member of weight watchers and was pretty successful at it, but it is SO EXPENSIVE to continue to be a member of it, when I quit I did okay for a couple of years and then the stresses of life pushed me to several TWIX a day so I am *almost* back to my pre-weight watchers weight... which depressed me. So I feel that I need to keep track of what I eat, in order to get a better idea of what sort of things I need to change.
EXERCISE: Any self-respecting human being will tell you that EXERCISE is the key to success when you are trying to lose weight or feel good about yourself. But as stated before, I am struggling to respect myself. THEREFORE this one is going to be tricky for me (baby steps...?). I have an unused treadmill sitting in my basement beckoning to be used. I will use it. I will jump on the trampoline and play with my kids. I will walk instead of drive to the mailbox/church/library.
SELF WORTH: A friend once told me that I needed to look in the mirror and tell myself three things I LOVE about myself everyday.... and not just me in front of the mirror thinking how awesome I am, I need to SAY IT OUT LOUD. Sounds crazy. I know. But I need all positive mental energy I can muster might as well give it a try. Alright. This is where I may get a little preachy. But that's who I am so deal with it. First things first, I need to do what I need to be doing i.e. reading scriptures, praying, going to church.
SO there's the plan. On your mark. GET SET. GO.