Last night, my husband finally bought me the Wii Fit. ( I only had to pout like a kid in the toy aisle to get it.) I was excited and could barely refrain from ripping open the box in the car on the way home.
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my weight. Of course, having 3 kids back to back doesn't do any justice to my weight. "You look great the way you are" says my husband. "Liar" I say. Aren't husbands supposed to say those things if they want to remain breathing?
I have health issues. I developed dangerously high blood pressure during my last pregnancy. Hypertension runs in my family. As does heart problems. I have back, knee and foot problems as well. I know that I have to make some serious life changes if I want to remain around to see my own kids grow up and have kids and families of their own.
My doctor told me during my pregnancy, "You are just a little overweight". I look back now and think he probably just said that to prevent having a hormonal pregnant woman running amuck in his office.
I stepped up on the Wii Fit board last night, cringing at the thought of having my BMI and Weight broadcast for everyone to see. "I am just a little overweight" I tell myself....
Right before my eyes, my Mii blew up like a puffer fish and my BMI index stopped at...Obese!!!
My weight: 207.7 pds.
A little overweight my butt.
Not wanting to believe the Wii Fit, I mean after all it is a video game, I grabbed my trusty bathroom scale....
My worst fears confirmed...the weight on the scale is the same on the screen...I am more then a little overweight.
I made a pact right then and there (after picking my self esteem up off the floor)
I was going to loose the weight. And this time I mean it.
Of course, accountability is an issue for me...so I decided what better place to keep track of my journey then right here for my readers and all the internet to see.
*I feel kinda naked now*
My goal: to weigh 160 pds My time limit:tentatively set at 2 months (just in time for the holidays) Amount of weight to be lost: 44 pounds
This morning, I stepped up on the Wii Fit ready to face the day (wearing the same clothes as yesterday...*yes I washed them*) Weight:205.5 pounds
My will power is weak though...the ice cream in the fridge is calling my name, but instead, i will have a salad and toast the begining of a journey to a better and healthier me!!!