Well, I suppose it’s time I face it. Time to accept the reality and take responsibility for it. Face the cruel fact in the face and fix it.
I’m talking about my weight.
In light of all the health issues I’ve faced in the last 2 years, I think it’s past time. I believe stress is the major cause. Two and a half years ago I received the news that my son has autism. And did you know that studies show that mothers of children with autism have the same levels of cortisol (aka the stress hormone) in their systems as combat soldiers? It’s a crazy world we live in, and apparently I’m not handling it well. Of course, I cannot “delete” stress from my life, and so I will do what I can to assist my body to physically handle it better.
I’ve made a lot of changes in the last 18 months or so:
- I’ve dramatically lowered the amount of processed food that I’m ingesting. No more TV dinners or frozen waffles. No more potato chips. You get the idea. My processed food shopping has gone down by 75%.
- I’m making homemade cleaners for my home. Essentially all of the items I use to clean my home are homemade and natural now.
- I watch when and what types of food/medication I ingest. I avoid acidic fruits by themselves, and I don’t allow myself to eat after a certain time in the evening. I treat my headaches with a homeopathic remedy.
And yet, I still am not where I want to be. My immune system is pathetic…when I get sick, I STAY sick. I still have chronic back pain and I still suffer from ulcer “attacks” on a daily basis. The migraines have declined, and I’ll be forever thankful for that!! But there is still more work to do. So, I’m going to tackle the issue of my weight.
I’m gonna be honest and upfront, and tell the truth: I am 5’4”, and I weigh…
I have taken a couple of pics of myself, but I’m not gonna post them here because I’m so horrified by them! Maybe when I’m a skinny hot chick I’ll post some before and after pics to impress you all, but not until then!
I started Monday on the Turbo Fire plan and schedule. It’s flippin TOUGH. In fact, I cried during my first workout lol. That’s gotta mean it’s a good workout, right? We will see.
Every week I’ll share my progress and other tips that I stumble across for healthier living. I hope you’ll join me in making this year the healthiest yet!
*Current Stats as of 2/21/11:
Weight 150 lbs
Upper arms 13.5”