Healthy, Fit Person I Want To Be

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Being healthy has always been something I strive to achieve. Although I'm always working towards it, health has been like a roller coaster ride for me. I can be going full steam ahead and then somehow it takes a turn and I'm gaining weight and it's not looking so hot as far as health goes.

Four years ago I was around the heaviest I've ever been. I didn't know what I was doing wrong. I walked about 18 miles each week to make myself more active. I started using a calorie counter to make sure I was eating reasonable well and not over eating. After a month of walking more and watching what I eat, I was still gaining weight.

I was weighing nearly 180 pounds. That was not acceptable but I didn't know what to do about it. Finally I went to the doctor and found out I had hypothyroidism. I started taking Synthroid and within 2 months I was back down to 160, but that still was 30 pounds over weight.

Over the past 2 years I've worked to get down to my goal weight of about 130. I was not there yet, but I took a break over the holidays and winter weather days and my work started going out the window. If you've been around here for a while now, you know that I got a FitBit for Christmas and I've been trying very hard to walk a good amount each day.

Left was February 2011; Right April 2013 

Recently I also figured out that I can sync my Fitbit tracker with MyFitnessPal! Talk about one happy gal. I was so happy when I found this out because I thought this might actually be the motivation I need to get my rear end in gear to not only lose the extra 10 pound I've put on this winter, but also get down to my goal of 130.

--If you are on MyFitnessPal please come find me! I always love motivation.

I've been tracking my food and being more active for a week and a half now. Thus far I've lost 1.5 pounds. That is certainly a step in the right direction. I am very happy with my progress. I plan on trying to do an update at the end of each month to keep myself accountable. And for the record, by my birthday (mid-July) I want to be breaking into the 130s - 139 will be fine.

I hope y'all will stick with me on my journey to becoming the healthy and fit person I want to be.

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  1. You are amazing and doing so great to get where you want to be. Proud of you!

  2. You are doing so great! Keep up the good work you can do it!!