Yeah, that is correct. Here I go again, trying to lose weight. I did it before, and things just went wrong. I am not going to go in-depth about that, as I have already posted a blog about it when it happened. If I can dig up the blog post, I will add a link in this post leading you to that post.
I finally got tired of being overweight, it happens to us all, but for me, I just had enough of it. I am tired of it. I don’t feel well, well I do feel well, but my knees are bothering me. I am 5’1 small framed but I am way overweight, into the obese category sad to say I am 58 and I don’t want to die because I am overweight. I am being brutally honest with you all here. However, I hope all that changes.
I started my diet officially on Jan 2, 2023, and on that day I weighed in, to see where I would be starting. My weight at the time was 326.1 lbs. I know, I know. You don’t have to tell me, that is very overweight, obese even. I said I would be honest, and I am. With the Lord’s help, I can achieve what I want. I need his guidance and strength. Below is a picture of my starting weight. Thereafter, I will post each week my weigh-in in the same form. I add a little happy face with thumbs up or down, depending on if I lost weight or gained weight. I thought a thumbs-up would be an excellent way to start things. Staying positive is a must.
Now we go on to my first official weigh-in since beginning to diet. I weighed in at 316.3 lbs, which is a 9.8 lb loss, I kind of expected a big loss the first weigh-in, because you change the way you have been eating, what you are eating, and how much you are eating. So naturally, you will lose weight. If you don’t then there is a problem.
I wanted to start walking on the treadmill too, and I had begun walking. However, there was a problem. I am too heavy at this time to walk on our treadmill. In 2014, when I got the treadmill, I was under 300 lbs, and this model’s max weight is 300 lbs. I walked for the first 3 days, increasing my time on the treadmill. But something was happening to the treadmill, as it is not made for my weight. I was devasted, but not discouraged. I had lost weight way before I started walking, so I can do it again, and I will do it again, I know I have it in me to do it.
So for now, it is all about counting calories and watching my carbs, and sugar intake. I would love to be walking on the treadmill, but not at the expense of breaking it LOL. You may be asking, why don’t I go to a gym, no they cost too much, and it is not in our budget, and we only have 1 car, but above all, I am not ready to be in public working out. Heck, no. You may think it is an excuse, and maybe it is, but it’s my decision.
Ok so why not walk around the block? I can do that as well, we don’t have sidewalks here, so I feel it can be dangerous, and I am not going to put my life on the line like that. On top of that, it is winter, and we will soon have snow on the ground. I do not intend on falling. I already injured one knee in 2009 and don’t want to make it worse. How about Spring/Summer, yeah I think I could during that time. I have issues with humidity, but I may try to by then. I am very self-conscious of myself, and my body right now at this time, so I don’t feel comfortable going out where I would stand out. It is a mind over matter thing, but it is my mind over matter thing. When I am ready, I will go.
I think that is about all for today. Until next time.