Here I am folks, in all my ridiculous glory. My name is “Damona” (for the sake of this blog). This is not my real name. Yes, I am embarrassed enough to not even post my real name. I’m hoping that by exposing my weight and all the problems it has caused, I will finally – FINALLY – do something to get healthy. This is not a “skinny girl’s” blog. I don’t want to be skinny. I want to be healthy.
Unfortunately for me that means losing about 120 lbs. I am that overweight. Blech. Well, I guess I should start with my story…
I am 31 years old. I am 5’ 4” and currently weigh in at a rough 260 lbs. I have been overweight most of my life. Even so, my body is protesting this “fat suit” every day. Surprisingly I am not diabetic, nor do I have high blood pressure. I do, however, have a litany of other physical problems:
- Joint pain in my knees and ankles
- Foot pain (possibly plantar fasciitis)
- Gastro-intestinal problems (you can use your imagination)
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep apnea
- Low libido
- Very low energy
As you can imagine, I also have low self-confidence and low self-esteem. Fortunately my wonderful husband loves me as I am and only wants to see me happy. He is my saving grace.
I am not happy.
It is time for me to throw out all excuses, put up the junk food and stop patronizing the fast food joints. It is time to get off my fat behind and get m.o.v.i.n.g.
It is time to CHANGE.
Welcome to my truth.