Thursday, May 13, 2010
People start blogs for all sorts of reasons. My reason is accountability. I've lost 130 lbs in the past 1.5 years through hard work and dedication (using Medifast as a tool). I've now slowed down in my weight loss and I think it's partly due to my lack of focus and drive. I still have 15 pounds I'd love to lose, and I think that maybe blogging will help hold me accountable. I guess I'm getting ahead of myself here. To introduce myself, I should start by saying that I'm a 20 year old full time student. I've been overweight (obese, really) for most of my life). About 2 years ago, I realized how unhappy I was and made a change. My mom inspired me to begin my weight loss journey, and here I sit 130 lbs lighter! This has made such a huge difference in my life. I feel like a different person. I'm happier, more alive than ever before. I'm excited about how far I've come, but I do not want to become complacent. I read somewhere that only 5% of people maintain weight loss and I really want to be included in that small percent. So, I guess this blog is my way of holding myself responsible. I'll wrap up this post tonight, and I'll give some more background information in my next post! Thanks for reading! :) I hope to make some new blogger "friends" for support!!