“Know this: You can start over each morning”
The subject that most overweight people hate talking about. Some hate hearing the stories or “excuses”, some who have accomplished their goals use their accomplishments to help and inspire others, and some are just stuck and need a helping hand or push. At least this is how I see it. Let’s be real, being overweight (like myself) is not easy. However, I know that I’ve done this to myself and only have myself to blame. I’m working to better myself, be healthier, and to lose the weight. I know going into this you have to be mentally prepared for making a change otherwise it will never work. You have to want it. So here I am, mentally prepping myself and ready to make a change.
I know some may be reading this probably thinking here goes another person with all these excuses… blah blah blah blah blah. Before you judge or state your opinion, please remember that there are MANY people who have dealt or are currently dealing with personal issues, medical issues, or experiences which may have resulted in the way they are. Everyone DOES handle things differently. Some handle it through exercising, some through therapy, some through eating, etc. So, if you are one of those people who are judging, please be open minded. We all go through our own struggles and we all work differently at them. We may fail at times, but it’s not about failing, it’s about getting back up and trying again. ♥
Growing up, I’ve always been the “thick one”. Out of my siblings, definitely the biggest. I’ve dealt with some personal issues back in middle school, which led to me gaining weight. I relied on food as a comfort. It made me happy and made me not think about anything. It was my comfort. It was also easy for me to love food because well, I’m half filipino. If you have filipino friends or know the culture, you know we love to eat, especially rice! Rice was a staple in every meal, and I mean every meal.. breakfast, lunch, dinner, and maybe even snacks. You think I’m lying, just ask any Filipino.
Throughout middle and high school (as I gained weight), I was VERY fortunate to never have to deal/experience with being bullied. I know many kids/adults have dealt or are currently dealing with that every second of the day; especially this day in age. However, I did deal with my family always being down my throat always telling me I need to lose weight and so on and so forth. When my husband Robert and I started dating back in 2006 and as the years went on; I would say we both got too comfortable and lost our way, which led to us gaining more weight. We of course tried many diets and different ways of eating healthier, but we would always go off track. It’s definitely been a roller coaster. I would be on a roll at times and start losing the weight, for it to turn around. I would stop and gain it right back.. maybe even adding some.
I’m writing this blog as a promise to myself to make this change for me. As we are 2 months into the new year and hopefully everyone is still working on their goals that they’ve made at the end of the year or 1st of the year; I’ve made goals myself. I want to do this lifestyle change right this time. My husband will also be joining me, so we will both be doing this change together.
I hope you continue to follow me on my journey. I know many are on the same path as I am, and many have succeeded. We also do fail at times, but don’t be afraid to get back up and try again. I plan on either doing weekly or bi weekly blog updating my journey and my husband’s as well.
All with love,