I’ve debated all week whether or not to write this post. I’m typically a very open person with how I feel about EVERYTHING (for better and for worse), but for some reason I’ve been very trepidatious about disclosing this post topic. About five minutes ago I decided to just go for it. So here goes …
I have learned a very hard lesson these past few months. I’m fat. HA!
The reason? I’ve gotten older and have not changed the way I’ve eaten my entire life, which is however I wanted! I’ve never had a problem with weight and that is the problem now. The old ways are not working with my older body. And I’m sick of it.
I’m sick of feeling like an alien in my own body. I’m sick of seeing pictures of myself and gasping in horror because I canNOT believe that’s what I look like. I’m sick of tight jeans. I’m sick of being embarrassed. I’m just sick of it. PERIOD!
So I decided to hire a pal of mine who made some very SMART lifestyle changes and successfully fine-tuned her body. Because that’s what I want to do, be smart about it. If I continue on this path I’m destined for strokes, diabetes, heart problems (all which run in my family on both sides, thankfully), not to mention feeling like crap about myself. And I want to nip this in the bud now, not after one of those aforementioned things occurs.
Here’s our start-up plan for me: eat as clean as possible 1200 calories a day, drink tons and tons of water and exercise three times a week.
This is day five. So far I’ve been doing really good.
The goal: lose 40 pounds (or so).
I don’t know why I chose to write about this very personal subject and journey. I’m not really telling you so that I won’t want to quit because I feel pretty durn motivated at the moment. I think it’s that I’ve always laid my heart out to people who’ve read my newspaper columns and now my blog and this is a very real issue that has been burdening me for a long time. So I think it fits here.
Over the next few months and weeks, I hope to write about specific things I’m learning on this challenging journey, including how I’m dealing with Pepsi (my love).
Enough stalling … elliptical, here I come!!!
Categories: Weight loss on the farm
My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.