Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Official First Post!

Well here it is...my official first blog entry.
Here is a little about how I came to find WW and what it has been so far...
I decided to start a blog basically to hold myself accountable on the WW plan. I first started WW on Jan 3/06 with my husband in tow. I was sick of feeling like everyone was staring at me and I was certainly sick of having to squeeze myself into my pants (since I refused to buy a size larger, aka...the right size).
Everything I did was revolved around my weight, my whole mentality revolved around being overweight. I never wanted to go out and do anything with my husband and I especially dreaded summer time since summer meant shorts and tank tops and exposed skin. I was constantly thinking of ways to cover up and hide my weight from everyone. I would wear baggy sweaters, or keep my coat on as much as possible. I was ALWAYs defensive when anyone would even mention the word diet, or health, or exercise. Anyone who has been overweight knows exactly what I am talking about. I don't think I ever realized how bad it was and how aware of my weight I was until I lost some of it. I think that I was trying so hard to hide it from everyone else that I actually ended up fooling myself too.
In January 2006, I decided that enough is enough. If I didn't get into shape now, it was never going to happen and I would live my whole life being overweight and hiding from everyone. It was truly the best decision I have ever made. My life has turned completely around and now I am 58 lbs lighter and on my way to the big 75.
There are SO many online resources that I use daily to help me on my WW journey. Over the past year I have come up with so many great WW tips and tricks that I though it would be great to start a blog and share with others who are on the same weight loss journey (it isn't always an easy one...in fact it is very rarely easy and often very difficult) But it can be done! And WW is truly a great program that can be a great resource along the way.
I haven't really decided what this blog is going to become but I am certainly open for some feedback. I also haven't decided whether or not to post my daily food journal (many WW bloggers do this to keep accountable).

That's it for now!

Carolyn

7 comments:

  1. I have lost about 25 lbs and feel great. I have been on maintenance for about 6 months. I still keep of journal of everything I eat. It helps me to maintain my current weight and ensures that I eat healthy.

    The WW plan has changed the way I think about food. I find I really look forward to a nice dinner out or a small treat now that it is not an everyday occurrence. Anyway Carolyn, I look forward to hearing more about your journey.

    SE

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  2. You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

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  3. We are all so proud of you! You have come a long way and you look AMAZING!!!
    Andrew, Erica and Grace
    x0x0x0

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  4. I am so proud of you. I know how unhappy you were before. You did this all on your own. I think you were beautiful before and I think that you are beautiful now. I love you and keep up the good work, You are gonna inspire alot of people to take that first step. Keep up the good work.

    Love ya

    Rye
    xoxoxox

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog I seriously didnt think anyone else read it so you made my day! You have done such an awesome job at your WL, keep up the great work!

    Im not sure if you have heard of it or not but I use fitday.com to track all my calories and its free if you want to use it.

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  6. You have become such an inspiration to me! I have watched your dedication to the WW plan and excercise with great pride. Throughout the past year, you have always kept your goal in site. I applaud and admire your persistence. Your excitement is contagious!

    The other day I heard on a song on the radio.."In my Daughters Eyes". Through my happy tears, I silently dedicated that song to my daughter who has turned the "impossible" into a very real "possible" in this past year! Words fail me to let you know how proud I am of you! Keep growing (NO, NOT physically! hehe) spiritually to become more of the awesome, special and intelligent woman that I see everyday!

    Have a safe and happy journey, sweetheart!

    I love you to no end!
    Mom

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  7. Gosh CJ, you look so amazing! You have cause to be incredibly proud of yourself. Your Mom brags to me about you often. She is so proud of you. Great job!

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