Starting Weight: appx. 200 lbs. (no scale yet)
Arms: 12” circumference
Thighs: 27” circumference
Waist: 41.5” circumference
While these stats are NOT fun to post (embarrassing actually), I feel like it’s important to be realistic. Also, I started Couch to 5K today and I feel good and I’m excited at the prospect of one day being a real runner. Real talk: I should have worn two sports bras…
I also feel like it’s important to note that, while I put 115 pounds as my “goal weight,” goals constantly change and this blog/journey is more about health and happiness than numbers on a scale.
Hi, you can call me D for now. I’m starting this blog to chronicle my weight loss journey. I figure it’ll help me stay motivated since that seems to be a problem for me. It’ll also help me find like-minded people to serve as inspiration when I feel like giving up (which is bound to happen when you start a long journey, I suppose).
Long story short, I’m sick of being the “chubby friend.” I’m sick of cringing when someone pulls out a camera, desperately angling for a position that doesn’t make me look and feel huge. I’m sick of living in Florida and not being able to wear shorts or cute dresses because I hate my legs. Basically, I’m just sick and tired of being out of shape. Maybe a few of you can relate.
Growing up, I was always outside and active. As a result, I was the scrawny kid with a killer tan. Fast forward to my now-sedentary lifestyle - a job in which I sit on my bum for 40 hours every week, and an embarrassing lack of exercise that results in me getting out of breath when having to do anything that involves stairs or walking for excessive periods. And I have no one to blame but me.
So I’m ready for a change.
This is me changing my life for the better. But it’s not just about weight loss; this is my journey to self-love, self-acceptance, and happiness. I know it won’t be easy and I know I have a long road ahead of me. I also recognize that, by starting this blog, I’m opening myself up to criticism, ridicule, etc., but I’m hoping that the results cancel out any negativity.
I don’t claim to be a health guru or to have all the answers. But if someone reads my story and is in any way inspired to change their life for the better, then that is awesome.