I'm morbidly obese. Yep there I said it, it is true and it is there staring me in the face.
I am a very proud mother to four individuals ranging in age between 1yr - 10yrs old, I'm married to the love of my life and have been for 14 years, I alternate between being a stay at home Mum and a full-time Uni student.
I have been obese all of my life (okay since at least 8yrs old). I have never been fit. I have never shopped in regular stores for clothing, surprisingly I haven't really ever had a low opinion of myself either. Funnily enough my size has never been a contributor to my happiness, goals and relationships, therefore I never really gave it much thought or attention. In fact I have not really ever put much effort into losing weight before so this is unexplored territory, so I have no idea what will work for me and what won't but I am pretty good at trial and error.
I am on Day 9 of my healthier habits journey, I refuse to title it a diet because I am not fasting, juicing, detoxing, shaking, or having surgery. There are many reasons why I need to adopt healthier living standards for myself and for my family, glaringly one is the fact that my older two cherubs are following in their Mum's and Dad's footsteps and are not terribly active kids. Unbeknownst to them, the more they come walking with me, climbing with me, riding with me they too will benefit from this change, shhhhh don't tell them about it or the shine will rub off.
At the beginning of this journey (9days ago) I weighed 126kg.
Wow when written that looks HUGE.
I am 163cms tall, and when I weighed in on Monday I had lost 2.3kg. For the past 9 days I have been using the MFP to watch the calories I put in and tally the exercise I put out. I figure that is the key isn't it? Less in more out? Who knows I guess coming back to this post in a years time will tell.
So that is my game plan. Record record record everything I put in. Attempt to keep it within the 1200 -1300 calorie range. And move, yep walk, skip, climb, dance.....just move. I am the first person that looks for a chair in the room, I am the first person to sit for a chat. Coupled with the time I need to be sitting on my backside in Uni I can literally feel my backside spreading. I have never been an active person until now. Now I will the person who walks daily, the person who climbs the spider web at the playground, the person who rides their bike, the person who dances till they are dizzy and the person who gets outsides consistently to kick the ball with the kids.
My goal is to reduce considerably, I don't know how long it will take, but I do know it will be completed before this mum turns 40. (So 2.5 years). Is it bad that I can't put a number on it? I have no idea what fit and healthy looks like for me, I am kind of just banking on my body letting me know.
So I guess this is just me saying hello, I have been stalking you all for a while now and will continue too when I feel motivation is lacking! Thanks for stopping by and reading a little about me