My dear readers, this truly has to be one of the hardest posts I have ever written on this blog.
You see, I’ve failed. And I don’t like admitting that I’ve failed.
As many of my faithful readers know, several years I go, I succeed at weight loss. I lost over 40 pounds in 5 months. Even after that post, I went on to lose even more weight, and I was able to see numbers on the scale that I hadn’t seen in years. It was awesome! When all was said and done, I had dropped over 60 pounds.
And then I got comfortable… comfortable with absolutely everything. Skipping my daily walks. Eating ice cream late at night. Filling a full size plate with food and then going back for seconds. I stopped doing all the things I had done to lose the weight and started falling back into all the old habits that made me gain all the weight in the first place.
Over the past 2 years, life has become more stressful than I’d ever imagined it could be, and I am an emotional eater. Add that on top of all of the bad habits, and it leads up to nothing good.
I am absolutely horrified — and so completely embarrassed — to tell you that I have gained 40 of those 60 pounds back. 🙁
So, it’s time to start over. I saw this picture on Pinterest, and I thought it was absolutely perfect for what I’m feeling:
So, today starts my second chance. I’ve joined a weight loss challenge, and I’m determined to work hard and achieve my goals all over again. I’ve done it before, and I can do it again.
I always seem to do better when I hold myself accountable to my readers and to those who know me. So, it’s time for me to post the dreaded Day 1 pictures that are SO HARD for me to post:
There you have it. Sigh. I’m so embarrassed. BUT, I know I can do this. I’ll be checking in regularly and sharing my progress. I’m hoping that by the end of the challenge, I’ll be excited to share my pictures with you again
So, here we go! Off to fresh starts, better choices, and making a healthier, stronger me! Thanks for joining me on this journey… again!