Whoah! Did my pants just really slip on easier??!!

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So here we are again. The heaviest I have ever been in my life. Just recently I got put on a second blood pressure medication and the doctor told me we can wait on the cholesterol meds if I thought I could lose weight. When she asked if I thought I could, I laughed hysterically. Not that I thought that was a funny question but I let her know that just 3 years prior I had went from a size 20 to a size 6! Yes, of course I know I can lose weight! It’s starting and continuing that becomes the problem for me.

I always joke with doctors when they go down through the list asking me if I drink, smoke, do drugs, ect. I always tell them that food is my drug of choice. Unfortunately sometimes I wonder if it would be better to start smoking, but then I realize I have not had a cigarette in over 8 years! No sense on jumping back on that train again.

Losing weight is hard! No joke! Life gets super busy, especially if you have kiddos. They are our number one priorty and the next thing you know, or I know is my legs haven’t been shaved in forever and then one day in the mirror I wonder where the heck did all that damn grey come from? Time to color my hair again?! If only I could find the time….

In the past I have tried so many diets. I even did the Atkins diet where you can eat all the meat you want! Then your trying to make the pee stick turn purple because you want to be in ketoacidosis or something like that? Well that got to scary for me so that is one I won’t go back to. This time since I have no extra time in my life to sit there and count calories, or count points or any of that I’m going to use what I have learned over the many years of battling with my weight.

This time I’m changing what I eat. NO MORE take out! NO MORE soda! I will not shop when I am hungry and I will not keep food in the house that is tempting and unhealthy. Of course having a treat now and then has to happen or trying to lose weight will never work. I have come up with the plan of one day a week our family can choose one food item that we really like and treat ourselves that one time for that week.

I can’t believe how many fruits and veggies I have consumed in the last 12 days since starting my journey. I really thought that I would feel more energetic and healthy but I have to be honest my body is not liking me one bit! It’s like it’s detoxifying from all the crap I have been eating for the past few years. Hopefully that subsides. On a good note though, this morning I put my favorite jeans on and thought “Whoah did those just slip on easy?” Yep, they USED to be tight as hell lol. I have lost 10 lbs so far and feeling a little lighter. =)

I have a lot of weight to lose so this is going to be one heck of a journey but I’m ready! I have to be, my end result is wanting to be happier and healthier and get rid of the blood pressure medication.

Thanks for visiting WEMAKE7! =)

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  • Marielle Altenor

    I too need to stop shopping when hungry! I have some working to do to in the next few months. I just didn’t realize how unhealthy I was until recently. Each time I go up the stairs my knees hurts. Best of luck in your journey.

  • Misty Battle

    Good luck on your journey. I have struggled with my weight also so I know how hard it can be. Changing your habits is the first step! I can’t wait to see the fabulous new you.

  • April Smith Decheine

    Keep it up, your body is detoxing and will get used to the new you. Seeing that you can slip on the jeans is always a great feeling and good motivation, keep it up!!

  • Nate

    Hi Bonnie,

    I believe that the first step is making sure that you recognize that there’s something that needs to be changed. I think many people before and after you have went through he same challenges and it’s really up to them if they want to make it happen. I can’t wait for you to start sharing your journey!

  • marissa @ 4herhome

    Losing weight is hard! I always remember this, it didn’t take one meal to make me fat and it wont take one meal to make me thin. You are encouraging! Keep it up

  • Crystal Green

    Losing weight is never an easy thing to do at all. I’m in the process of doing it too, and it’s not going so hot for me. I can tell I’ve lost some, but I don’t keep a close eye on the scales so I couldn’t tell you how much or little I’ve lost. Like you though, I can tell my clothes are fitting me better.

    You must be doing something right because you’re headed in the right direction. Just remember you did it once and you can do it again. 🙂

  • Kungphoo

    Keep the positive thoughts and the weight will come right off!! Good Luck on your journey!

  • Trisha @MomDot

    You can do it! Hold yourself accountable with a support group or regularly blogging about it to help.

  • Melodi Steinberg

    you go girl! I too am the heaviest I have ever been and I love reading about others who also want to make a change!

  • Meryl Hershey Beck

    I know all about emotional eating, both personally and professionally. I wrote about my struggle and recovery in my book, Stop Eating Your Heart Out. Although the book is filled with lots of tools and techniques, my most favorite tool now is Tapping. If you are not familiar with it, you can read about it and download the script for free at http://www.LearnRITT.com/. I wish you well on your journey.

  • celebbabylaundry

    Wow! Congratulations, keep up the hard work and it’ll all pay off in the end.

  • Alexandra McAllister

    Thanks so much for sharing your journey! You are doing well! There is no magic way to lose weight….healthy eating and exercise is what works! So glad you’ve found this out.. Keep it up and take one baby step at a time. Congrats on your success so far! 🙂

  • Heather

    Great job so far! You are doing great. I am also trying to lose some weight and have started to make some adjustments to my diet

  • Hilary @ The RNY Life

    Great job! The body does tend to feel crappy for the first few weeks when we start eating healthier but it definitely subsides! Good luck 🙂

  • Amber @ Apples to Applique

    Ugh, dieting and lifestyle changes are so hard! I am right there with you when you say that food is your drug of choice. It sounds like your are off to a great start and are making good choices to help you reach your goal. You go, girl!

  • WEMAKE7

    Awww thank you so much Rachel for the support. =)

  • Rachel Shaymamas

    Great job Bonnie!! The hardest part is making it a lifestyle change. I started my journey 2 1/2 years ago and still struggle sometimes. I wish you all the luck in the world, I know you got this 😀

  • WEMAKE7

    60 pounds is amazing! Great job. =) I remember when I was finally back in the normal BMI zone and can’t wait to get back there.

  • Mahdi Martin

    Good luck on your journey! I was obese last September, and I quit drinking soda and started working out almost every day. I’ve lost 60 pounds and am in the normal weight range. I actually enjoy working out now, and it doesn’t hurt anymore. I just want to say it is so worth it, and I can maintain exercising. Dieting for me is a no-no

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