Ok, I am NOT into making New Year's resolutions, simply because I can not keep them. So this is NOT a resolution. It is going to be a new beginning for an old lady.
I am sick of battling my high blood pressure with multiple drugs. I finally relented and went on a statin to help lower my cholestreol. I feel like I am one of my patients with a handful of medications. This is not what I want. I want to take my pressure in the morning and say "WhooHoo!!! I am normal." I want the doctor to tell me that I don't need the statin any more because my cholesterol is fine. But at the rate I am going, this will never happen.
So, what am I doing? I joined a program called MyFitnessPal.com. It is a free on-line community that helps you track your food, calories and exercise. There are forums, blogs and a lot of community support. I don't have to get dressed to attend meetings. I don't have to eat food that "they" send me. I don't have to do anything that I don't want to do. Just loose the weight and get healthy again.
I joined late last night and I already have 3 friends...all nurses that work the night shift and can relate to my crazy schedule and the torment of trying to eat right and exercise that goes along with our crazy schedule.
I am sure that I will get a lot of support from them, but I can really use the support from my Gather friends to keep me in line. That is where you come in. I plan on pouring my heart out to you...my frustrations and my accomplishments.
So here goes...Day 1. I have vowed to get out my WiFit and my Just Dance videos to use later today. (Got to get my sedentary computer time out of the way while I drink my coffee...LOL) I have vowed to eat more fruits and vegetables and drink my water, like I should. I have vowed to eat smaller portions of the food I love. I am NOT going to go crazy with the "diet foods" because I would rather have a little of the foods I love than to eat food that tastes like cardboard.
I am also tired of buying clothes in the Plus Size sections. I want to buy normal clothes. And I want to be "stylin' and lookin' good" for Ed. He is a great husband and loves me no matter what, but he deserves better looking "eye candy" and I want to be that for him.
Stick with me through this. Love me and support me. God knows I need it!!!
I hate full length pics of me because of my weight. But here is a recent pic that shows me in "all my glory." Hopefully, with your support, MyFitnessPal and my determination to change, I can soon post another picture of me without "all my glory."