Thursday, March 24, 2011

On My Way to Change

3 weeks ago I started on the long journey to finally lose weight. I started this last year by working out and trying to eat healthy, but it just didn't cut it and once summer came it all went by the wayside.

This year I have vowed it will be different, I will lose the weight, eat healthier, and be a healthier person. I have to not only for myself, but for my kids.

I know all to well the effects of heart dieaseae and diabetes can have on a person. I watched my mom have quadruple bypass surgery, her crodic artery cleared, have a stint placed, go through kidney issues finally leading to dialysis, leg amutations, and finally all this had taken its toll. Her body gave in...and she was gone. At 65...I never in a million years thought that this would happen to my mom and especially so young. I don't want my kids to have to go through what I did, it was hard, it was sad.

So 3 weeks ago I started a journey. A journey to look better, feel better, eat better and move more. I am doing Weight Watchers, and am really lucky to have some AWESOME friends and even some family that are also doing it! It is such a great support system, and it helps me to feel confident that I CAN do this!

I have had my ups and downs and definitely some temptations...especially Aunt Marcia cookies (if you don't know she makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies on the planet!!)'

Today I am proud to say I am down 7.2lbs!! It may not seem like much, but really it is a huge step on a lifestyle and all around life change!!


suzanne said...

Yay Kate!! So excited for you! YES that is a huge accomplishment. Way to go! Susie

cara's creations said...

Way to Go!!!! any lose is a good and 7 pounds is great!!! I am also doing weight watchers...been doing it since Jan 10. Maybe we could pass recipes back and forth to each other.

The Brouwer Family said...

I am so proud of you Kate. This road is hard but I know you can do this. Take one day at a time and don't sweat the small stuff.
Amanda :-)