Friday, February 5, 2010

First... about me...

I am a woman... who seems to have eaten her thin-self a while ago!

I started struggling with my weight when I was 16yrs. old... I wasn't overweight, but as a teen I let others convince me I was.... so I started taking pills to lose the "imaginary" extra-weight, yes, I did lose some of it... and then I just gained twice as much, that's where the nightmare started! Now I truly needed to lose a few pounds, I knew the "fast way" to do it... so instead of just exercising or eating better I went to my friends, the pills again, I was "successful" (if you want to put it that way) and lost about 30 pounds, to only gain 40 back, it was horrible, but not enough to make me change my lifestyle, that was about 15 yrs. ago....

I haven't been really trying to lose weight for about 3 yrs. ... it's almost like I gave up, and I am now 227 lbs. 9 oz. I am 5' 6" and I am tired of carrying all this extra weight.... I am married and my husband is great but I wish he knew me the way I know I can be... I don't want to be obsessed with my weight, this time I want it to be a real change in my lifestyle, one that will last, not just a quick fix!

I went to the doctor yesterday and once I was on that scale I decided enough is enough, 2 months ago I was 216, about 8 months ago I was 196 and last night on that scale I saw the horrific 227!!!

So, Here I go! I hope you follow me on this journey, to encourage or be encouraged (if possible)

To find ... with me... the good, healthy and permanent way of losing weight.... Exercising and eating in a balanced, moderate way!

Eating to live and not living to eat!

I will not reveal my identity, just now... Maybe one day... I might share some pictures soon too.

Thin-side out.


  1. Visiting from SITS! Congrats on striving for a healthier way of life! I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

    Oh - I'm following too, cause everybody needs followers! hehe. There are lots of weight loss blogs, especially on SITS, so I'm sure you'll make lots of friends fast.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Over from SITS. COngratulations for your positive outlook. Good luck with your weightloss goals. And welcome to SITS. You'll love it.

  3. Congratulations on making such a great commitment to your health. 15 years ago I lost 40 pounds with Weight Watchers. I had always been "chubby" in school, and as an adult. When I quit smoking I gained even more weight.

    Here's the upside. I lost that weight, and you can too. What's more, I've kept most of it off. I gained back 15 pounds a year ago, and now I've taken all but 5 of that off again.

    You absolutely can do it. I know you can!

    Cute blog too!

  4. Thanks for the support! You are great! I would've never thought my first post would have any comment! and THERE ARE THREE! Yipee!