October 29, 2010

Turning Over a New Leaf...

AF arrived today. She woke me out of a sound slumber at 5 am with horrendous cramps. I got up to go to the bathroom and there she was. Stupid wench. I knew she was coming, but even with our diagnosis of MFI, it still never gets easier each month when she arrives. Fitness Bud's post got me thinking, and I am on my way to trying to turn over a new leaf.

I will admit at this very moment that I am 100 pounds heavier than I was the day that I married Mr. JB. I was not at my thinnest when we got married, but to me I was at my perfect weight, and if I could get anywhere near that weight again, I would be SO HAPPY. The problem has been that I am not unhappy at my weight. I know I am overweight, but I am happy with myself, my life, my family, and my career. So, it makes wanting to be successful in losing weight even harder.

This past week I made it a point to make it to the gym. I did go twice, and I will probably go again over the weekend. I felt good about going. I also tried to watch what I ate. I didn't deny myself, but I also did not overindulge. Overall, I think the week went well. I even felt like maybe I lost a pound or two. Definitely a step in the right direction.
The reason I am posting about this is because I think that working towards a healthier lifestyle is something that can help take my mind off of everything else that is going on, instead of letting it become just another thing we have to worry about.

The pictures below are my then and now. Our wedding, and our recent trip to the pumpkin patch. 'Nuff said.

~June Bud


Magnolia Bud said...

Good for you! Looking forward to hearing about this part of your journey. You're setting a great example for Lil' June Bud!

Diva Bud said...

Positive thoughts are always good :) Good luck! I am rooting for you :)

Worry Bud said...

Good luck! The gym gets easier the more you go.

Silver Rose said...

Great job on getting to the gym. I gained a lot of weight after starting hormones and it took me a long time to accept the way I looked. I'm slowly getting back to my weight, but it's a long journey. If you'd like to read about my journey, my blog is skinnyorbustin52.blogspot.com. I hope to hear how you are doing and good luck!


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