Today marks Day 1 of my journey with Nutrisystem. I intend to write a whole post with before pictures, thoughts & feelings, etc. but it seems VERY daunting to me right now. I’ve decided to start out with blogging about my starting weight & a little on how I’ve gotten to the weight I have. So, here it goes. My starting weight is:
That photo makes me very angry. I always told myself I would never get over 200 pounds. It happened and I yo-yo dieted quite a bit. Then, about 2 years ago, I started working out with a trainer and was 217 at the beginning. I got stronger, I started running, if I missed a couple days of running I MISSED it which was so weird for me and I lost weight. Life & circumstances got in the way so I stopped working out with my trainer, stopped working out all together & started eating.
I had told myself I would never get over 220. And then I did. I stopped weighing myself because THAT’s always the best way to handle things…DENIAL. Then I started noticing that my “fat jeans” were getting tight. I thought “Gosh, I must be 225!”, but I still didn’t weight myself. That is until I found out about my Nutrisystem journey. Then I weighed myself to see the damage I had done to my body. Not only was I over 230, I was over 240! Just under 9 more pounds and I would have been closer to 300 pounds than to 200 pounds! That thought astounds me, that thought makes me say enough is enough. Stop eating your feelings! Stop letting food control you & your life. You life isn’t happy right now? You have issues? Well, Tara, those issues certainly aren’t going to go away by stuffing your face and not exercising. In fact, you are making your life worse and making yourself even more unhappy! It’s time to take control of your life, of your eating, of your happiness.
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