At 45 years old I have missed out on so much in life because I was too busy obsessing about my weight. Having spent so many years on the weight roller coaster, I have decided to just live and enjoy the journey instead of putting everything on hold for “someday when I am skinny”.

I have tried many things over the years. Like a lot of us, I just wanted the quick fix regardless of its effects on my health. When I started this blog I decided that I wanted to just do my own thing and throw all the “diets” out the window. I figured that this blog, combined with my Facebook page, would give me accountability. I mean, who wants to fail in front of the whole world, right?

It had the opposite effect on me. I put so much out there and so much pressure on myself that I did exactly the opposite.  While I still have all those things as an ultimate goal, it has become painfully obvious that I cannot do this on my own. So, I formed a support group on Facebook for those who either have lost or need to lose 100+ pounds. This as well as re-educating myself will slowly but surely get me where I want to be so I can truly start living.

These are some of the principles that I have put into place in the past which has worked for me, so I am going back to the basics:

1~ Drink my water.
2~ Enjoy my food
3~ Don’t deprive myself of anything (portion control is my motto)
4~ Throw the scale away (OK, I can’t bring myself to throw it away, but I am going to weigh only once a week instead of every day)
5~ This one is the most important: LIVE LIFE!

You are welcome to join me on my journey while I figure out this whole “living” thing.

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