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.