October 28, 2010


When I started blogging over a year ago, I was in a very different place. I have talked plenty about the frustration of going from a place where we were ready to start TTC over a year ago, to employment situations changing, to now being in limbo and on hold. What I haven't talked about is the reason I have the screen name that I do; Fitness. Way back when, when TTC seemed like it was just around the corner, I was focused on fitness. I was working out regularly, I was eating well, and though I wanted to lose a few pounds, I wasn't overly concerned about where I was at.

My how times have changed. I don't know if the stress did it, or the disappointment, or the setback from being involved in a car accident. It could have been campaign season that did me in, or really just my own sheer stupidity. Either way, I am now 20 pounds heavier than I was, and I feel absolutely disgusted with myself. My clothes don't fit, and things that used to look good on me now look far too snug.
Mr. Fitness Bud has always been my biggest fan. Even as I started gaining weight, he never stopped telling me I was beautiful, but I definitely stopped believing him. This is not a fun place to be in. I hate watching the numbers on the scale climb, yet I know that it is completely my fault. I may not be able to control my employment situation right now, but I CAN control my weight, and the time for that is now.

This was me on my wedding day. This was me when I was at a weight that I was comfortable with. I felt attractive. I felt comfortable in my own skin. I wasn't at my lowest weight, but I was at my "perfect" weight. I just felt good.
I don't feel good anymore. Which is maybe why I don't have any recent pictures.....I don't want to be in them!
This is the first time I have said this "out loud". I felt that with everything going on, that my weight was the least of my worries. But I need to get back to feeling good about myself. I need my confidence back.
So, it starts today. I am going public with these stupid weight struggles. I want to lose the weight BEFORE I get pregnant, so that I don't have an additional 20 pounds to lose AFTER. And I need accountability, so I am trying this again.
I know this is a sensitive subject for a lot of people. I know that I am not severely overweight. I also know each of us have different body types, and different sizes at which we feel comfortable. I am not saying that one way is better than another. I am only speaking for myself and how I feel comfortable in my own skin. And I am asking for help and support so that I can get there.
Thank you all so much. Today is a new day. And hopefully it will be a better one.


Magnolia Bud said...

Thinking of you! Let me know if I can support you AT ALL. I'm here for you!

Worry Bud said...

Good luck to you! I lost 40'ish lbs. on WW before my wedding & did pretty good staying at a healthy weight after, so let me know if you have any Qs about that program. Losing the weight will make you feel SO much better & will make for a healthier pregnancy!

Silver Rose said...

I hear ya! Especially about being in pictures. I'm on my own weight loss journey and it is going to be a long road. Maybe we can check in with each other to keep each other motivated. Sending good thoughts your way!


Fitness Bud said...

Thank you all for your supportive comments! I have been AWOL for awhile because work got crazy, but I will definitely be checking in more now and could use some support! I might be brave enough to post some progress pictures this week.....we shall see. I don't know if I am that brave!


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