I know I have said it to myself many times before, but today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I want to start feeling like the 'real me' again. I am 52, and have let myself become very overweight. My feet ache terribly, making it painful to excercise, I find it difficult to pick things up off the floor, nothing fits anymore, I am so unfit and I'm sick of feeling this way. I got on the scales this morning and was shocked to see 139.2kg. I need to take responsibility for what I have allowed my body to become, and I have to do something! So, today is the first day of the rest of my life, and the day I start to take control. I am kinda scared to try and find out what my ideal weight should be, but I think I need to do it. I need to shock myself into action, and I know I need this to be a lifestyle change that I can maintain for the rest of my life.
I started looking on the internet this morning for information on weight loss, and discovered this forum. I've had a look around the message boards, and got a really encouraging feeling just reading the posts. I sure know I am not alone on my journey, and plan to become a regular here for a very long time, as I know that losing my weight and regaining a sense of wellbeing will be a long term thing. The important thing right now though is that I am making a start! And even that small step feels good.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone,