Friday, February 19, 2010

And So It Begins….

So, I'm 43 years old, and it's time to face the facts. I am FAT. I have been dealing with this weighty situation ever since puberty struck. Although I must admit, at 11 years old and being a very active girl, it really wasn't all that weighty of a situation. I was a competitive swimmer and swam four days a week and on the fifth day I danced. But unfortunately for me time did not freeze—I did not stay 11 forever. As I got older and my life got more complex, the pounds started to add up, and it got more and more difficult to get them off.

I've decided today's the day. It's time to stop making excuses and putting off until tomorrow what I can do today (I'm the eternal procrastinator). Now, I also know that in order for me to be successful and to stick with this LONG journey that I am about to embark on, I need to be held accountable. That's where this blog comes in. I am going to put it all out there where the whole world can see it, or at least my own little corner of the world. You will get it all here--the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I want to share this journey with you all as a way to keep myself motivated and maybe even inspire someone else to join me. 

Don’t worry, I’m not going to sit here and preach to people about how to lose weight.  Who am I to say what the best best way to do this is?  If I had all the answers, I would already be thin, healthy, and fit, and we’ve already established that I am most definitely not.  What I will do is share with you my triumphs, my failures, my struggles and my determination.

So now I guess the only thing left to share with everyone is what my actual goal is.  There are things like wanting to be healthier, wanting to be able to have fun with my children, taking them skating, skiing, bike riding, but in order to do all this, I have to LOSE THE POUNDS.  That is   the ultimate goal here.  And  the best way to begin   losing them is to face the ugly truth about how many pounds I actually need to lose.  So here goes…are you ready…do I dare even say it?  Okay, here it comes…I am going to lose 125 pounds.  There, I said it.  The elephant in the room has finally been noticed!

I KNOW.  It’s a LOT of weight to lose, but I AM going to lose it—just watch me!  So follow along with me, check in often, keep me motivated and most importantly, hold me accountable. 
Until next time…


  1. I am so completely excited for you! Excited for your commitment and excited you are sharing it all with us! WAY TO GO!!!

  2. Hi Sue,
    I am very excited and proud of you for taking this awesome step! It will be fantastic and something you will forever be able to look back on and say "I did it!". I look forward to following you on your journey!
    Ellen D.