Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Let try this again...

OK, so I said before that I was done being overweight...but a lot has happened since then. This could be somewhat apparent in my lack of blog post creation. And, that was seven weeks ago.

I've been off the wagon dealing with the multiple curve balls Mr. Murphy (as in Murphy's Law) has been throwing at us. No area of our lives have remained untouched by random strange and/or unsettling occurrences other than DaHubby's and the Vikings' health.

I, on the other hand, have been a mess. Suffice it to say that juggling chainsaws would have been easier on me. DaHub's work. DaHub's school. Financial worries. A health issue roller coaster including a false alarm pregnancy, then possible early menopause, then several blood tests and screenings, to a probable diagnosis of insulin dependence. In the midst of that, my yearly "girl exam" came due. I was such a mess at my last appointment that my primary doc suggested anti-anxiety meds which were supposedly safe with my ADD meds.

As these last few weeks have gone by, it's occurred to me that every. single. problem. I deal with physically has to do with my weight. Sleep problems. Back pain. Plantar fasciitis. Digestion issues. Girl problems. And, several other seemingly random things. All could be cured by dropping 70 pounds. Oddly enough, that's a 8 lb/year gain since I got married. *sigh* It doesn't sound like a lot but it has added up to daily pain that I don't need to have.

Enough is enough.

So, I'm back on the wagon...again. And, I've lost 3 pounds in the week since my last doctor's appointment. Three down; 67 to go!

8 comments:

Brooke said...

make the commitment and stick with it - 3 pounds is an excellent first week to keep you motivated! :) good job!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

On January 1st, I committed to losing 15% of my weight this year in an effort to get healthy. I'm stuck about 6%, but it's a start! I participate in weekly weigh-ins on a private blog. The accountability has kept me going.

If you want to know more about it, just e-mail me!

Carrie said...

That. is. awesome! I've been bemoaning this for myself and reading your post is another motivator for me. I'm SO undisciplined in this area....

april said...

Welcome back to the wagon! Great job losing 3#s!

sara said...

I'm so proud of you for tackling this while life just keeps coming at you. You can do it! Keep that goal in front of you. Remember you're doing for your health (OK, and maybe for a little vanity too, LOL). If you don't lose the weight, health problems get worse so do it and do it now!

You're not alone - after the baby comes I'll have about 60 pounds to lose to get to my healthy weight. I'll be right there with ya.

mary bailey said...

Hi, I found your blog via Meredith @ Merchant Ships! I've just browsed around a little but I feel compelled to leave a comment right away.

I had some problems earlier this year that was first diagnosed as early menopause and then later correctly diagnosed as diabetes (I had had insulin resistance for years.) Also, a few weeks ago I was finally, FINALLY diagnosed with ADD. I'm 37.

So, anyway, it looks like we have some things in common---I'm also the mom of a rowdy boy---so, I'll enjoy browsing your blog some more!

Melanie said...

You can do it Beth! I've found that I'm more motivated in the summer months. This morning I was out and riding my bike at 6:30. That was before the never ending rain started. ;) Anyway, you go girl! I'm right there with you. I have many issues that could be cured with a 35# weight loss. ((HUGS))

GiBee said...

I think you just took a page out of my own personal story book.

Isn't that a copyright infringement!?

LOL.

I'm with you sister. SOOOO with you. And I have PCOS -- it is so imposible to loose weight.

AWESOME job on losing 3 pounds!!!