[Woman on right is 250lbs. Woman on left is 120lbs.]
I made a goal back in January that I’d never want to see my highest weight (which back then was almost 300lbs) on a scale ever again. I just stepped on the scale, and my weigh is 299.4. It kind of ripped my heart out. Mainly because I know I have not been doing everything I know that I’ve been needing to. And I know that I could make a million excuses, but all they’d be are excuses. I know I need to get back on the bandwagon and get this crap done. I *NEED* to get healthy. I made a promise to myself in January that “2012 would be the last fat year of my life” and I intend to stick to that promise. I’ll do what it takes.
I absolutely need to quite eating sweets and fast food. It’s all too easy in my crazy busy work-school-sleep, work-school-sleep (etc) schedule to just grab a burger or something between places. Or to eat a leftover pastry from work during my break. When I had started in Jan., I completely cut fast food and soda out of my diet, and just that alone made me feel like a million bucks. I lost about 10lbs from that alone.
I know that I’m capable of doing this, because I did so well up until a couple months ago. That’s why I started this blog, was so that I would have people stand behind me and cheer me on. I need to do this for me. I absolutely cannot keep living my life as a “plus size girl.” I’m 21, and I weigh 300lbs. NOT OKAY, ELAINE! You need to get your butt in gear and work off that butt of yours!!!! THIS is not about getting “skinny,” it’s about getting FIT and Healthy, and STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY!! You know you can do this, Elaine. No Excuses this time. Just get off your butt and move it.