Sunday, December 30, 2012

Do you make New Year Resolutions?

Wow has it really been 9 days since my last post. I guess Christmas has consumed a lot of my time.

So tell me, do you make New Year Resolutions?

Every year I say I am going to lose weight and eat healthy and every year it does not happen.
Well this year I am going to do it.

I have gained a lot of weight since we moved to BC, I think alot of emotional eating, combined with skipping meals and eating at late hours has been the culprit. I am also on medication that might also be to blame for some of the weight gain. Plus I live with a junk food junky and I have no will power.
When you get to the point that none of your clothes fit anymore, and you won't let anyone take a pic of you, and your deleting all the pics of you because you look fat in them. Then it is time to make some changes.

I want to lose weight to not only feel better but to hopefully eliminate some health problems as well.
I am on blood pressure medication and thyroid medication and I also suffer with osteo arthritis.
Gaining weight has put extra pressure on my ankles and it has caused bone spurs. Bone spurs hurt like hell and take along time to go away.

I have been researching different online diets and would really like to here if any of you have tried any and how you made out.

My sister is going to try Weight Watchers, but I don't think that's the one for me. I like the idea of having the deliver to your door meal program, no weighing or portioning. I usually do not eat breakfast just a piece of toast and coffee and then I skip lunch. Then I eat a big supper with hubby and snack at night when we watch TV. This is the routine I need to change.

At this time of year every second commercial on the TV is showing different weight loss programs. And it is hard to choose which one will be right for me. I am not going to join a Gym, that has not worked for me in the past. I have bought exercise machines for home and never use them.
My doctor has suggested Aquatics to help with my arthritis, but if she thinks I am putting a bathing suit on in public she is insane. Maybe after I lose a bit of weight but not right now.

So tell me have any of you tried any programs out there, what has worked what hasn't. I know walking is a good idea and I plan on doing that once this bone spur settles down. And the two feet of snow we have melts a bit.

I am eager to change some of my bad habits and my routines and spend more time taking care of me. I spend to so much time taking care of my hubby and Maggie that my health and my weight has taken its toll.

When the kids were at home and I was working full time I was more active. Since I am home all day now I am not as active as I should be. Sure working on my furniture keeps me busy but it is not exercise. So now it is time to take sometime to work on me. I want to start feeling better about myself and I want to improve my health.

I thought if I write about it in my blog that it will help me stick with it and be more determined.
As a mother of five I have never been skinny skinny, and my two sisters are close in size to me and so was my mother so I know some of it is genetics. But a few years ago I was in good shape and although I was no model I felt good about myself. I am going to use those pics as my goal as to where I would like to be.

Here are a few pics of when I felt good about my body. I think it is unrealistic to try to look like I did when I was a teenager. But more realistic to look like i did before most of this weight gain. If I drop down below that, well great but I just want to be healthier and not embarrassed to have my pic taken or depressed when I look in a mirror.

Mexico 2007
You can see the weight gain has started
These were taken about 5 years ago and although I was not skinny, I could wear sleeveless shirts and shorts and not be embarrassed.
When I tried to find a recent pic I had a hard time finding one. Because I am so ashamed of the way I look I won't let Brian take pics of me and when he does I delete most of them.
I think that is pretty sad that out of the 3 years we have been in BC this is the only pic I could find of our time here
I have taken myself out of our memories and that is sad
It is time to put me back into the picture
By posting this I have not only made myself accountable to myself but to you as well.
So now starts my journey to take better care of me and to get back to feeling good about myself
hope you will take this journey with me
If you have suggestions or want to share what has worked for you please I would love to hear about it
Happy New Years
and if your new years resolution is to lose weight and get healthy then maybe we can do this together
Wishing all of you the best in the New Year
and here is to a happy healthy 2013
who could probably benefit from losing a few pounds too lol


  1. I never make new year resolutions. They only make me feel like a failure! lol But I agree with you completely. Time to make some changes!! I just told my daughter today that I was joining a gym. Gotta make myself healthier to keep up with everything. I wish us both lots of luck!! Happy New Year!

    1. You will have to let me know how you are doing Becky. I did good today, didn't exercise but ate healthy, then had company stop by tonight that we did not see over the holidays and they brought me chocolates lol I am sending them to work with hubby tomorrow so he can share them with the guys. I have no will power with chocolate in the house. I am thinking about trying Zumba, I hear it is alot of fun. Good luck to you too, Happy New Year hugs Tobey