I’m going to be 22 in a month. I feel like I’ve got my whole life ahead of me…like I’m just starting to live a new chapter in my life. There are so many things I want to accomplish, places to see, and people to meet. Yes, I fully understand that sounds like a sentence right out of a Dr. Seuss book. Seriously though…the places I could go!
That’s the main reason for me to lose the weight. I don’t want to be someone who holds back from living my dreams because I’m not physically able to do so. I want to be able to freely and actively do things others my age can do, without any restrictions and barriers. I want to be able to live each day happy with myself and my body. I want to be completely comfortable walking into a room full of strangers and feeling confident instead of worrying what they think about my weight.
I just signed up for Weight Watchers online- today was my first official day of entering in my food journal and counting my points. I’m super excited about it and have set aside a time tomorrow to completely go through everything and learn how to use it. I’m also working with a therapist, met with my physician, and am in the process of setting up a meeting with a nutritionist. I’d say I’m on the right track! The biggest problems I have right now are : 1. Temptation to eat “bad” foods and 2. Lack of motivation to walk after a long day of watching toddlers.
I know there are a couple people who want to accomplish similar goals that I do. If you’re interested, send me your e-mail address (twitter me or facebook me , haha) and let’s start our very own diet tribe! I’m also going to start regularly posting in the Dieting Thread on the Backups site if anyone else wants to kick that back up (ha, back up) with me.
On a somewhat related (maybe) note, today is my parent’s 30th anniversary. I am so happy for them! I’ve mentioned this before, but God really blessed me with the best parents. They have set an amazing example for their children of what it means to love. They support each other through every obstacle that comes their way, communicate effectively (and I totally know that because of all the amazing communication classes I took at good old WMU), and appreciate each other for who they really are. People always joke that my parents must have done an excellent job at raising us, because we’ve all chosen the “helping people” field. I can say with confidence that this is so very true. They raised us to be compassionate, accepting, genuine, strong people. Congratulations, Mom and Dad, on 30 years of a beautiful marriage.
Question for all my blog readers- all two of you- what made you smile today? It’s important to smile every single day. Here’s mine:
Kate had just gone down for her nap; Sophie and I were reading a few books before her nap time. In the middle of reading, she closed the book, looked up at me, and said “You’re the best Megan ever”.
I’m pretty sure I’m the only Megan she knows, but it sill made me smile. So what made you smile today?
I'm going to do another 5 songs tonight, so get pumped!