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About me.

July 2nd, 2009 at 11:08 am

Yesterday I was comfronted with the possibility (more like a probability) of being a diabetic. I really have to come to terms with my weight problem (about 60 pounds over weight). To make matters worse my knees are starting to hurt a lot because of all of the excess weight. I have family history of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Last night, I allowed myself to cry about it and evaluated my relationship with food. I grew up poor, sharing everything I had with my 6 sibblings. My portion of the meals was one of the things I did not have to share with everybody else. I eat when I'm happy, when I'm bored, when I'm sad, etc. I realize that this is the area of my life where I feel out of control. I feel accomplished as a mother, as a wife and professionally, I feel I'm growing. Today I began taking baby steps in becoming a healthier person. I hope that I can share my trials and tribulations as well as victories with you because you are not judgemental. I need your support!

Oh... and to make it saving related, buying healthy food is expensive but worth it and when I succeed at losing weight, I won't have to spend too much money going to the doctor for weight related illnesses.

Thank you for reading my entry!

6 Responses to “About me.”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yes, that must be very difficult.

    Having my own set of issues, I am personally in no position to judge, you need not worry about that. Big Grin

    Please take care and have a nice holiday weekend.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm an emotional eater as well. I eat the most when I'm sad, bored and lonely. I'm probably 20 pounds overweight. I've lost the weight before only to put it back on. I need change, too. I'll be cheering you on!!!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    We're with you! AS and I were just talking today that we need to "clean it up" (our term for living healthier), both diet- and exercise-wise. I've been doing OK but in the last couple months I've put on 5-10 lbs. and am probably at the outer limit of a healthy weight. AS is probably about 40 lbs. overweight. We're not sure what we're going to do but I think the first steps are shrinking portion sizes, cutting out AS's delicious desserts (unless they are whole wheat and sugar-free) and, of course, exercising.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    i would love to read more blog entries about health/fitness/weightloss on here. please do post about it! it is partially finance related ... right? like you said, you're saving money in the long run with doctor visits etc.
    I am probably the same as ceejay - about 4-7 kilograms have crept onto me the past year or two (I say 4-7 because it depends on how much I've eaten during the day lol!). DF could stand to lose about 3 or 4 kilos, but he works hard already and I think he just needs to tone up. We just got a dog and either DF or myself have been taking him for a walk every day, sometimes we both walk him at different times!
    I too need to evaluate my relationship with food, i just love it too much i think.

  5. baselle Says:

    You go girl!

    Keep going with this. Your goal is healthy first, cheap(er) second. Try to crave fruits and veg and start to adopt your cravings to the season. For us right now cherries are cheaper - $1.49/lb (for Seattle, cheap) - so its cherries, cherries, cherries. Also, there are some produce items that are less important for them to be organic than others, so you can save a bit of money that way. And produce stands usually are a bit better than the supermarket, although you do have to pick. Remember that healthy food is expensive compared to crap food only at the time of purchase. If you get sick eating crap food you haven't saved anything.

  6. ralph Says:

    One thing I highly recommend is cycling. While it can be hard to get started if you haven't done it since childhood, it is an excellent calorie burner. Even so, I still have trouble doing it enough to compensate for my lax eating habits, so I guess the intake side of the equation does have to be tackled first. And cycling also has the additional benefit of being a tremendous mood brightener and hobby for most people who choose to do it.

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